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The Jewish Quarter in Palermo

There are many protagonists in the long millennia of the history of Palermo, including the Jews. Around the year 1000, just outside the southern walls and on the banks of the river Kemonia, the Jews built their suburb, the so-called Hârat ‘al Yahûd - the district of Jews. They lived there until 1492, the year of their historical expulsion. The so-called Giudecca was divided in two quarters: the Mesquita and the Guzzetta. The building of the streets called Maqueda and Roma, between the 16th and the 19th century, caused the demolition of the Giudecca: a labyrinth of alleys, squares, orchards and gardens, of which visible traces still remain.

Our expert-led private tour, during which we will visit the miqveh (the purification ritual bath) and other ancient ruins on the perimeter of the ancient synagogue complex, will allow you to discover the charm that these places preserve over time.

  • Also available in French
  • Duration 4 hours
  • Price per group from € 190.00
  • City - Other Activities Palermo


The above-mentioned price does not include transport to and from the location.
The above-mentioned price does not include the entrance ticket to the monuments and the museums, where required.