NEW YORK -- Kesher Tours, based here, has been operating
Jewish-themed tours to Italy for 19 years.
One of the firm's most popular tours combines Italy with
The trip begins in Rome with general sightseeing and continues
to the Roman ghetto. Friday temple services are followed by a
traditional Sabbath dinner, morning services and lunch.
In Florence and Venice, the Jewish ghettos also are highlights,
as are visits to the Ufizzi Gallery in Florence to see
Michelangelo's "David" and the Grand Canal in Venice. After Venice,
the tour continues to Switzerland for three days.
The 10-night tour is priced at about $2,450, double, including
air, accommodations and two meals daily.
For details, call (212) 949-9580 or (800) 847-0700; fax (212)
Travelers interested in lesser-known Jewish attractions might
consider European Incoming Services in Boston, which specializes in
The firm can show visitors the ruins of Italy's oldest
synagogue, 45 minutes outside Rome, or the birthplace of the
Italian-Jewish painter Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920), who hailed
from Livorno. European Incoming Services can be reached at (800)