Join Martina in this evocative walk through Pisa’s Jewish heritage and visit a hidden treasure of the city, that is the Jewish cemetery!
As a city port, Pisa was probably the first place in Tuscany where Jewish families setttled as early as in the 9th century. Besides, there they were not confined to a specific neighbourhood of the city, ‘the ghetto’.
The Jewish community lived and prospered in this town, enriching it with their culture, traditions and buildings until World War II. Although at present only 200 Jewish people lives in Pisa, the restored nineteeth century Synagogue* and the fascinating Jewish cemetery** attest the presence of a large community in the past. The historical city walk will hit some of the most famous sights in the very center of the city, among them Piazza del Duomo, Piazza dei Cavalieri and Piazza delle Vettovaglie.
Martina will capture your attention on aspects of particular interest and bring you to specifically Jewish sites.
* It is possible to visit the Synagogue, but only if guided by a member of the local Jewish community. This will incur an additional cost of € 50,00
** It is possible to visit the Jewish Cemetery, but only if guided by a member of the local Jewish community. This will incur the additional cost of € 3,00 per person