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Discover the important
Jewish history and culture of Padova
from euro 75/person
The presence of a Jewish presence in Padova dates back to the 1200s. The Jewish quarter, or ghetto, is set in the heart of historic Padova, just off Piazza delle Erbe. Our Jewish Heritage walk will provide you with an overview of Jewish life in our city throughout the centuries, leading up to today.
Your visit begins at the Jewish Museum of Padova as an introduction to the history of the community. The museum is located in the former “German” Synagogue, used by the Ashekazic community, which dates back to 1525. Leaving the museum, your guide will accompany you through the narrow cobblestone streets of the Jewish Ghetto, in the heart of historic Padova, dating back to medieval times. See where the Jewish community was forced to live from approximately 1603 to 1797.
Next you will visit the Italian rite Synagogue of Padova, the only one still in use of the several that functioned from the Renaissance up to World War II. It dates back to 1584 and has gone through many renovations since its original construction.
Your program will conclude with a visit to the Jewish cemetery on via Wiel, the oldest of such cemeteries in the city, dating back to the 16th century.
- Private guided visit of Jewish Padova (in English) of 2 ½ hours
- Entrance tickets to the Padova Jewish Museum, Synagogue, and Cemetery
What’s Not Included:
- If you prefer to take a taxi to or from the cemetery, this is not included in the tour rate. On foot, this is about a 15 min. walk from the Jewish Museum.
Meet your English-speaking guide for a walking tour of 2 ½ hours.
Wrap up your guided tour
Tour Add-On*: Experience a Jewish Italian Tasting lunch in a private historic residence of the Jewish Ghetto. Lunch is hosted by an active member of the Jewish community in Padova. Learn about how typical local and Jewish traditions are blended through the fresh seasonal cuisine.
- first course such as pasta or risotto
- second course
- wine, water and coffee
Please note that this is not a kosher meal. Please advise of any food allergies or intolerances
*not included in normal tour rate. Contact us for availability and rates
“Tour of Padua”
Rachel is amazing! She met us at the train station and took us on an interesting and fun tour of Padua. Rachel is very knowledgeable and is eager to share all that she knows of Padua! We took a 3 hour walking tour of the city and visited all the major sights including the terrific food markets. Along the way we sampled great cheese and a piece of fruit.
Padova Jewish Heritage Walk