Fondi and its medieval Jewish quarter

Fondi: a hidden Gem South of Rome with its Jewish Quarter, Castle and stunning landscape.

Fondi is a small town on the Tyrrenian coast and is one of Italians favourite towns for its beautiful setting and perfectly preserved historical center. The Jewish quarter, recently restored,  know as La Giudea, is considered to be best preserved Jewish quarter in Italy. The Jewish had been linving here since Roman times up to XVI century when The Jewish were forced to leave the area. Many of the Jews were weavers and dyers of silk and hemp. Some were textile merchants, however there some who were bankers, judges and administrators. The structure of this quarter, with the close position of its constructions, small common open spaces with stairs and passages, is characteristic of the Jewish Ghettos.In 1540 Carlo V drove all Jews out of his kingdom and those living in Fondi left the town for ever.

People always lived year and left traces of their passage, that's why we have remainings of pre-roman buildings, roman baths as well as an imposing castle, the Jewish quarter and perfectly preserved historical center. Let's discover together this Gem off the beathen path and enjoy a final food tastying of local delicatessen.

Tour Highlights:
  • Easy train ride from Rome and pick up by your guide at the train station
  • Ride in a comfortable Mercedes Van with your qualified local Guide
  • Visit one of the most best preserved Jewish Quarter in Italy
  • Food and wine tastings of typical products of the area
  • Visit can be combined with  a guided tour of the Medieval Convent of Saint Magno.

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