*Tours are given by our museum guides (duration: approximately 30 minutes). Private tours available on reservation > Book your tour
Guided tour of the Jewish quarter and museum:
>> Private tours available on reservation all day long.
The tour begins with the visit of the area around the Basilica di Santa Croce, which stands on what was originally a Jewish neighborhood. During the visit, your guide will tell you about the Jewish community here, and why the Jews were forced to leave Lecce. The tour ends with the visit of the underground museum "Palazzo Taurino - Medieval Jewish Lecce", situated on the remains of the Synagogue, with ist mikveh and mezuzah.
Start: everyday on reservation (duration: 1 hour approximately). Languages: Italian, English, Spanish. Tours organized by Infotab Tours (director: Michelangelo Mazzotta). Info and reservations >
Experience the many flavours and colours ofSalento, the Southernmost region of Puglia, the Easternmost Italian peninsula, stretching towards Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean, a crossroad of civilizations from pre-historic times…
“BENEATH THE BAROQUE”, Exploring Medieval Jewish Lecce
“INLAND SOUTH”: Portraying Jews in Medieval Salento
“GATEWAY TO THE EAST”: In the footsteps of the old Jewish settlement in the Terra d'Otranto
“TO THE LIGHTHOUSE”: 20th century Jewish diaspora along the Adriatic Coast to Capo di Leuca
“INLAND WEST”: In the footsteps of Jewish life on the Ionian Coast
“IL GRANDESALENTO”: An extended tour around the whole Salento Peninsula
“THE BEAUTY OF THE ROLLING COUNTRYSIDE”: Touring Valle d'Itria
“IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF EMPEROR FREDERICK”: Jewish settlement in Trani