Piemonte & Trekking
PIEDMONT: A SMALL TERRITORY, A HUGE HERITAGE – THE MOST WESTERN ITALIAN REGION WITH ITS GLORIOUS AND VERY RICH JEWISH HERITAGE, THE CHARM OF SMALL VILLAGES AND A TASTE OF THE MAJESTIC PEAKS OF THE ALPS
A tour concentrated in both time and space. In the westernmost part of Italy you will be able to admire a mix of beauty, culture and charm that only a country like Italy can offer and to try your hand at some trekking excursions, accompanied by expert guides. The itinerary is available from June to September. During the winter season, it is possible to replace the two days of trekking with two days on the ski slopes.
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PLACES VISITED: Turin; Ivrea; Biella; Vercelli; Casale Monferrato; Alexandria; Carmagnola; Wedge; Cherasco; Mondovì; Asti; Monferrato and Langhe; Places of Roundups; Courmayeur and the cable car to Mont Blanc; trekking in the Piedmontese Alps.
DISTINCTIVE ELEMENTS OF THE TOUR (DET):
1) Jewish sites;
2) Art cities
3) typical villages;
4) Nature / landscapes.
5) 2nd World War sites;
7) Trekking and active tourism.
Arrival of participants at Milan Malpensa or Turin Caselle airport. Meeting with the guide
and start of a short guided tour of the city. In the evening accommodation in hotel, dinner and
Breakfast at the hotel and meeting with the bus and the guide who will take you to discover the
Synagogue of Alessandria: a monumental example of a nineteenth-century Italian synagogue. It is located in the historic center of Alessandria, in via Milano, in the area of the old ghetto. Continue to Casale Monferrato, also here for the Synagogue built in 1595, is one of the best examples of a synagogue Piemontese baroque. Today the Synagogue is not used regularly;it is in Casale
Only two Jewish families live in Monferrato, however some are celebrated during the year
Saturdays and major holidays. After the visit, we continue to Vercelli for a lunch in progress
excursion with Kosher meals. Here, we will visit the Synagogue and the Jewish ghetto. The first appearances of Jews in the city of Vercelli date back to 1446 when Abramo della Vigneria and his son Angelo opened a loan bank. The Vercelli ghetto was established in 1723 with a population
initial of 158 Jews. They were soon joined by other families following the expulsion of the Jews from
Spain and Portugal. In 1848, however, the Jewish community reached its maximum expansion
thus being able to count on 600 members. Continuation to Biella which boasts a beautiful example
eighteenth-century synagogue in the Piedmontese ghetto. Also in Ivrea in the historic center we will visit the Synagogue with its nineteenth-century structure. In the evening, return to Turin for dinner and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel, in the late morning we reach the city of Courmayeur. Courmayeur is one
alpine resort of northwestern Italy, at the foot of Mont Blanc. It is known for the SkyWay cable car
Mont Blanc, which offers a view of the peaks of Monte Cervino and Monte Rosa. The garden
Alpine botanist Saussurea is home to medicinal plants and high altitude plants, as well as an example ofalpine pasture. In the village, the Duca degli Abruzzi Alpine Museum documents the history of alpine guides with photos and climbing gear. Lunch in a restaurant with Kosher meals. Rest of the day a provision for optional activities.
Full board with Kosher meals. First day dedicated to trekking accompanied by
an expert mountain guide.
Breakfast at the hotel. Second day dedicated to trekking accompanied by an expert guide
alpine. At the end of the excursion, after a stop at the hotel to freshen up and change, return to
Turin for dinner and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Carmagnola. Here we will visit the Synagogue: considered one of the most beautiful in Italy for its original furnishings, it was built on the first floor of one of the buildings of the ghetto, established in 1724, to replace a previous synagogue, still in use in 1724. it seems it was located in piazza Sant & # 39; Agostino. The first mention is made of the new synagogue time in a document of 1786. Then on to Cuneo to visit the Synagogue and al
Jewish ghetto. After the kosher lunch during the excursion, we will visit Mondovì, Cherasco and
Asti. Characteristic cities for their synagogues such as that of Asti with an adjoining museum
Jewish, is an eighteenth century building located in via Ottolenghi, formerly the district of San Bernardino. In evening we return to Turin for dinner and overnight stay.
Breakfast at the hotel. Shabbat day.
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Mondovì where we will walk around the old area
Ghetto, the only ghetto that, unlike all the other ghettos in other countries, which had no gates
and overlooked the main street of the town, until it reached its beautiful Baroque synagogue. Then there we will move to Cherasco where we will cross this pretty town to reach his synagogue beautifully decorated in typical Piedmontese style. Our ultimate destination of the day will be Asti, a beautiful city located in the famous wine area of Langhe and Roero, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. We will visit this delightful city, we will walk through its ghetto to reach its richly decorated synagogue and the its museum which exhibits some extremely rare artifacts from Judaica and the only copy of a Siddur based on an ancient medieval ritual called ‘’Appam ‘’. It was brought to this part of Italy in the Middle Ages by Jews fleeing persecution from the north of France. Return to Turin, dinner and overnight stay
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Departure for Milan Malpensa / Turin airport
Boxes. End of services.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|Departure||minimum 2 participants||minimum 4 participants||minimum 6 participants|
|From 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023||€ 5,120||€ 3,750||€ 3,300|
ADDED OPTIONALS (1 DAY EACH):
1) MILAN: SHOPPING AND VISIT;
2) TOUR OF THE LANGHE;
3) VAL DI RHEMES: WALK (about 2 hours) UNTIL RIFUGIO BENEVOLO: among high peaks, streams and waterfalls;
4) PORTOFINO, RAPALLO, SANTA MARGHERITA, PORTO VENERE-Golfo dei Poeti (night in Milan);
CONCERTS / ACTIVITIES:
The tariff includes
The tariff does not include
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
from € 1680 - Excluding flights
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
from € 1400 - Excluding flights
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
from € 2000 - Excluding flights
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