Key Jewish Tours offers you a trip among the artistic treasures of Veneto region, during which you will discover the historic and cultural relationship between these beautiful cities and the Jewish presence in Italy.
Exploring the Jewish sites in Veneto you will discover real treasures, which are often hidden by the many beauties which had made Italy famous as the country of arts.
DAY 1 - VENICE Arrival in Venice and accommodation in hotel. In the afternoon it will be possible to choose between a guided tour of the city centre, with its famous St. Mark's Square, the beautiful Basilica and Palazzo Ducale, or free time for an individual walk through the city. Dinner. Overnight in Venice.
DAY 2 – VENICE Breakfast. Discover Jewish Venice with a guided tour of the ghetto, characterized by its peculiar houses-towers with irregular façades, where the five synagogues were built in the upper floors. Lunch. In the afternoon visit to the Jewish cemetery on Venice Lido. Later it will be possible to choose between a tour the Murano and Burano Islands, or some free time. Dinner. Overnight in Venice.
DAY 3 - PADUA – VILLE VENETE Breakfast. Transfer to Padua (30 mintutes) for a guided tour of the Jewish district with its narrow streets, which once was surrounded by 4 doors, and the only synagogue preserved, the Italian rite one. During the visit you will also admire the art beauties of the city, such as Piazza delle Erbe and the incomparable Scrovegni Chapel (reservation compulsory). On request it is possible to organize a special itinerary among the Jewish cemeteries. Lunch. In the afternoon navigation of the Brenta river, with visit to some of the beautiful Venetian Villas. Dinner. Overnight in Venezia.
DAY 4 - VERONA Breakfast. Transfer to Verona (1 hour and a half). Visit to the beautiful city centre, including Arena di Verona, Piazza Erbe and the historic alleys where the ghetto once stood. Dinner. Overnight in Verona (during summer season it is possible to organise an opera evening in the magic atmosphere of Arena di Verona.
DAY 5 – DEPARTURE Breakfast. Transfer for departure to the airport (Verona, Venice 1hour and a half, or Milan 1 hours and a half)