The 'Gate to Zion' - its secrets and surprises - the highlights of Jewish Trieste
The tour includes the visit of the impressive Jewish Cemetery (where some of the most relevant personalities of Trieste are buried), of the monumental synagogue (one of the largest ones in Europe), one of the most beautiful and impressive in the whole world and/or the Jewish Cemetery (please not that both sites are not to be visited on Jewish Holidays; the synagogue can not be visited on Friday either - please also note that the Cemetery is not suitable for Kohanim).
We can continue with the visit of the Jewish Museum and a walk through the sites in town which are most significant to Jewish History (places where literates used to live or related to their lives), including the 2 former ghetto areas.
Even a visit to the (otherwise also extremely interesting) Revoltella Art Museum, featuring several works by Jewish painters, is recommended.
A stop at the Café San Marco (which is very tightly related to Jewish history and to many - mostly jewish - writers and poets who lived in Trieste) is a pleasant option
During this tour we will see:
- visit of the Jewish Cemetery
- visit of the Synagogue
- lunch break or coffee break at a wonderful Coffee house
- Jewish Museum- former Concentration Camp 'Risiera di San Sabba''
- Revoltella Art Museum (only the Jewish artists)
And if you want I am happy to customize the tour for you. Please inquire for a quote.
Please note: cemetery closed on Saturdays, synagogue closed on Fridays and Saturdays, Revoltella museum closed on Tuesday.
Synagogue and cemetery are closed during the Jewish holidays.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 8 hours
the duration varies according to weather and traffic and the kind of traansportation chosen (public transportation usually takes longer).
a professional driver will safely drive us around with his limousine or Van.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 € - for entrance fees (per person) :
- Synagogue 5 Eur.
- Jewish Museum 5 Eur.
- Revoltella Art Museum 7 Eur.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I am not a driver. If a vehicle is necessary (which is often the case) , I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.