Alatri is a small town, but with a very rich and long history. It has megalithic walls whose origins are lost in time, an incredible Etruscan necropoli and throughout its existence it has known the Roman domination, the barbaric invasions and, at the time of the Church temporal power, the strugles between the Papacy and the Empire (rappresented by the European royal rulers who were in fierce conflict with church for the dominion of the fragmented Italian City States which sided with either one or the other depending on their political convenience).
In such a scenario comes to no surprise that a Jewish community settled in such small town, eventhough nowadays no tangible traces of their presence are left. However, while walking through the town streets and piazzas we will walk by the areas of the old ghetto,the synagogue and the cemetery. Moreover, inside the medieval Palazzo Gottifredo it twill be possible to visit the Museum where are on display many artifacts and finds covering the whole long span of the local history including the old Statuti (Statutes) of the town of Alatri (1549) including the norms concerning the local Jewish community.
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
from € 2,000
Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
from € 3,500
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
from € 2,700
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