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Tourism & Genealogy

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GENEALOGY

JewishGen’s list of Genealogy Resources for Italy

Comprehensive list of resources to aid researching family history. Very detailed, with lots of links and addresses.

Italian Family History: Jewish Genealogy in Italy

LInks to a variety of resources.

TRAVEL AND TOURISM

European Day of Jewish Culture

Italy is an enthusiastic participant in the annual European Day of Jewish Culture, held the first Sunday in September. Each year sees events in about 60 localities up and down the peninusula, including visits to Jewish museums, synagogues, Jewish quarters, Jewish cemeteries and other sites. The Italian web site for the Day includes information, pictures, maps, and more.

Foundation for Jewish Cultural Heritage in Italy – “Unmissable” sites

Interactive map with growing database of Jewish heritage sites in Italy.

Jewish Italy online travel guide

Chabad’s detailed Jewish travel guide to Italy, with museums, tourist attractions, active synagogues and kosher restaurants, arranged region by region. A very useful resource.

 J-Italy.org

A project of the Primo Levi Center, the Italian Government Tourism Board and the Union of Italian Jewish Communities that aims to be “a dynamic guide to both historical and contemporary Jewish Italy, allowing viewers to explore, at their own pace, the cultural treasures of the most ancient Diaspora community in the West.”

Visiting Jewish Catacombs in Rome

A as of 2016, only two Jewish catacombs in Rome are accessible, those of the Vigna Randanini and Villa Torlonia. Click the link to see details, plus addresses and information about arranging visits.

TOURISM PROFESSIONALS

Jewish Italy — Tuscany-based travel company specializing in Jewish tours

Jewish Roma (Jewish guide Micaela Pavoncello’s Jewish Tours of Rome)

Jews in Rome (Jewish guide Marco Misano’s Jewish tours of Rome)

Jewish Florence Walking Tours (Giovanna Bossi Rosenfeld)

Naples Jewish Tours Facebook page (Roberto Modiano)

Key Jewish Tours

A Trieste-base travel agency specializing in Jewish tours and itineraries in Italy.

Travel Agency Key Tre srl
Via S. Caterina, 7
34122  Trieste – Italy
Tel: +39 040 6726736
fax: +39 040 6726731
Email: info@keyjewishtours.it