Centuries of Jewish life in Italy are displayed in this distinctive guide that features a wealth of cultural, religious, and architectural treasures. This book will lead the interested tourist or explorer to locations of Jewish importance throughout Italy. Fascinating sidebar essays describe particulars of Jewish life specific to Italy such as linguistic, religious, culinary, and more.
This extraordinary one-of-a-kind guidebook is a city-by-city analysis of every site in Italy containing architecture, relics, or art connected to the Jewish culture of Italy. A Guide to Jewish Italy is full of information on everything from synagogues to cemeteries to scrolls and texts. Captivating facts such as how medieval Tuscan Jews spoke a sort of Italian Yiddish are sure to please both devotees of Jewish culture and aficionados of Italy.
About The Author
Annie Sacerdoti is the leading expert on the history of Jews in Italy. She is a member of the European Committee for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage. Her works include The Guide to Jewish Italy; Wonders of Italy; Italy: Jewish Travel Guide; and Israel: Places and History.