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Discovering Jewish Puglia

Discovering Jewish Puglia

27.01.2020

In the embrace between two seas, Puglia has always been a crossroads of people and a place of intercultural dialogue.
 
For those who love to travel bringing to light a lesser-known historical-cultural heritage, they will be fascinated by the itineraries to discover Jewish Puglia.
 
The tours in the millenary Jewish roots in Puglia will give you the opportunity to look at this wonderful and welcoming land with new eyes.
 
Sinuous palaces and wonderful churches are scattered with forgotten or even erased signs of a community that since the late '400 has fueled commercial and cultural exchanges with important effects in the development of culture, the territory and the local economy.
 
Walking through the Jewish jews or ghettos of the Apulian cities, to discover museums, synagogues, internment camps and refugee camps, it is possible to relive a fascinating and sometimes dramatic story.
 
The Jewish itineraries in Puglia wind along stories that narrate Jewish life in the past and present. Stories that speak of a community that has flourished, disappeared or changed over time, rediscovering the streets and squares frequented by the communities, the professions, the characters, the clothing, the kitchen and the music.
 
Puglia offers different routes to those who want to travel through time, exploring hidden and suggestive corners, witnesses of Jewish life, which the Spanish edicts and the horror of the Second World War have tried to erase.
 
Our Jewish itineraries in Puglia unwind in 4 interesting tours: from the wonderful Giudecca of Trani with its Scolanova synagogue and the Jewish museum, to discover a Lecce before the Baroque; from the sad testimony of the Red House of Alberobello, to the refugee camps and the museum of welcome and memory of Santa Maria al Bagno.
 
Paths to know and remember "because the story exists only if someone tells it".