The tour begins with the visit of the area around the Basilica di Santa Croce, which stands on what was originally theJewish neighboorhood. During the tour, your guide will tell you about the Jewish community here, and why the Jews were forced to leave Lecce in1541, during the reign of Charles V.The tour continues with the visit of the underground museum “Palazzo Taurino: Medieval Jewish Lecce”, situated on theremains of the Synagogue, with itsmezuzahandmikveh.
Price:€ 38,00 (min 2 pax *Price may vary depending on the number of participants).
2 HOURS AND 30 MINUTES - JEWISH TOUR
The tour begins with the visit of the area around the Basilica di Santa Croce, which stands on what was originally a Jewish neighborhood. Your guide will introduce you to the main phases of Jewish history in Lecce. The tour continues to the14th century Belloluogo tower, still accessible by a bridge over a deep moat. A little chapel is set in the tower: inside the chapel, there are frescoes displaying scenes of Jewish people’s everyday life. You will then discover St. Niccolò and Cataldo Church and its monastery.
The church is one of the most interesting medieval building in Salento. It was rebuilt in the 18th century. Here a fresco displays the conversion of a Jew to Catholicism through the ritual of baptism.The tour ends with the visit of the underground museum "Palazzo Taurino - Medieval Jewish Lecce", situated on the remains of 15th-century Synagogue, with ist mikveh and mezuzah.
Price:€ 45 ,00 (min 4 pax *Price may vary depending on the number of participants).