MODENA: Jewish Modena guided tour (city centre, old ghetto and synagogue)

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Tour Number

Activity Level

147504


Categories

City, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.
Flights of stairs in the Synagogue

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (conversational), German (fluent), Italian (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

Thanks to this tour you will learn about the Este family and its relationship with the Jews and discover where the old Ghetto was built in 1638. The tour starts in Piazza Roma where the Estes lived and goes down up to Piazza Mazzini, heart of the old Jewish Ghetto. Due to the Jewish demographic development some more streets were added to the Ghetto in 1783. On Piazza Mazzini stands the synagogue built in 1869. The tour goes on to the Unesco site of the Ghirlandina tower, the cathedral of Saint Geminiano and the Piazza Grande where stands the old Town hall and the city Archive where 126 file books are wrapped into Jewish manuscripts, for this reason Modena is considered the biggest deposit of recycled Jewish manuscripts in the world. Down the old Roman via Emilia you will reach Porta Sant'Agostino where the Este Library houses important Hebrew manuscripts bought in 1573.
DUE TO THE RECENT TERRORIST ATTACKS IN EUROPE it is impossible to obtain permission to visit sensitive sites interiors like synagogues.

Itinerary

Piazza Roma, meeting up location, where the ducal Estes' Palace stands, Via Farini, Piazza Mazzini and the Synagogue*, vicolo Squallore, vicolo Blasia, via Coltellini, via del Taglio, via Torre, all streets belonging to the old Jewish ghetto, Via Emilia, the old Roman street, Piazza Grande Unesco site together with the Ghirlandina tower and the romanesque cathedral of patron saint Geminiano, largo Porta Sant'Agostino where the Este's gallery stands.

* DUE TO THE RECENT TERRORIST ATTACKS IN EUROPE it is impossible to obtain permission to visit sensitive sites like synagogues. However it is possible to visit the synagogue exterior.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Piazza Roma where the Ducal Palace entrance is. The ducal palace is a huge palace standing along one side of Piazza Roma. Where the Palace entrance is there are two big statues I'll wait for you exactly there. In case you reach Modena by car Piazza Roma is a parking site, too

End location: The tour will finish in Piazza Grande, Modena city centre

Duration: 2 hours

Transportation

Walking tour

What’s Included

The tour price includes only :
2-hour guided tour

What’s Extra

Transportation is not included in the tour price

If you plan your visit from BOLOGNA, return train ticket costs € 7,50 each by "Regionale" or "Regionale Veloce" trains and it takes 30 minutes.

If you plan your visit from PARMA return train ticket costs € 10,40 each by "Regionale" or "Regionale Veloce" trains and it takes 30 minutes.

If you plan your visit from MILAN return train ticket costs € 30,00 each by "Regionale" or "Regionale Veloce" trains and it takes 2h15, while return train ticket costs € 44,00 each by "Frecciabianca" trains and it takes 1h40

Restrictions

I am a Licensed Tourist Guide/Tour Guide and have access to any landmark

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