Treat yourself to a Jewish Bologna tour with us, and uncover the hidden Jewish heritage of Italy’s historic university town. Explore the multitude of sites of Jewish historical and cultural importance, which testify to a contemporary Jewish community in Bologna that is small, but growing. See the restored Bologna Synagogue, the streets of the historic Bologna Ghetto, which zigzag through today’s old town. Visit the Jewish Museum of Bologna, which traces the history of the Jews of Bologna before the expulsion, and witness the Jewish cemetery.
Bologna is known for many achievements, like having the oldest university in continuous operation, or being a UNESCO “City of Music.” Bologna is also known as one of the richest and most forward-thinking cities in Italy. But did you know that Bologna was once home to one of the few Hebrew printing presses? Or that Bologna University was one of the first to incorporate Maimonides into the curriculum? The pope was even know to request exemplary Jewish academics from Bologna to help in research and scholarship! Discover these stories, and the many other things to see in Bologna, on our Bologna Jewish tour.