FOLLOWING THE TRACES OF JEWS IN SARDINIA

 

sardinia sardiniapic

8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS
From 21st April 2020
PARTICIPANTS: min 20 pax

 

Explore two of Europe’s most beautiful island! Words seem inadequate to describe the actual divinity of Sardinia’s natural landscapes. Where dramatic rock-lined cliffs meet placid, emerald waters and other-worldly flora blankets mountainsides and river beds, Sardinia is one of few places in Europe that remains untouched and sheltered from time. Corsica is the Island of the beauty. Stunning pink cliffs drop sharply down to implausibly clear turquoise waters which elsewhere are fringed with sandy beaches. Inland, high granite peaks tower up in breath taking shapes while kites and buzzards circle the aromatic vegetation. Let’s discover all this on this exceptional tour!

ITINERARY 

 

DAY

DATE

  21.04.2020 Thuesday

 

 

OVERNIGHT

  Cagliari, Hotel 

1

VISITS

  CAGLIARI, NORA

BREAKFAST

LUNCH

DINNER

 

 

X

 

Morning   Clients arrival in Cagliari airport, transfer to town for a visit. We will walk through the district of Castello and then we will reach the Juharia, the originally area where the Jews lived. We will visit the church of Santa Croce, built over the ancient synagogue of the city. Finally, we would go to the area that is improperly called the "Jewish ghetto", which was a military barracks. In fact, there was no ghetto in Cagliari. We will analyse the causes of the arrival of Jews in Sardinia.

Afternoon We will move to visit Nora, one of the ancient towns near the coastline, where the first Jewish communities were organised. We will return to Cagliari to meet the Jewish cultural society “Chenàbura-Sardos pro Israele”. Tales from the Jewish community of Cagliari. 

Overnight: Hotel in the heart of Cagliari. 

 

 

DAY

DATE

  22.04.2020 Wednesday

 

 

OVERNIGHT

  Cagliari, Hotel

2

VISITS

  SANT’ANTIOCO, CARLOFORTE

BREAKFAST

LUNCH

DINNER

X

 

X

 

MorningThis morning we move to visit Sant'Antioco. The catacombs in this little island in the south-west coast of Sardinia are very interesting. In fact, next to the Christian sepulchres, two Jewish catacombs have been discovered. We could see important funerary inscriptions in Hebrew and Latin.

Afternoon We move to the small town of Calasetta to take the ferry to the little island of San Pietro to visit the colourful town of Carloforte, considered one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Carloforte is a Ligurian linguistic island, because it was colonized in 1738 from the people of Tabarka, an island today linked with Tunisia. It will captivate you with narrow streets and alleys that climb up a slight slope, with colourful sea views, marina and ancient defensive fortifications, of which remain watch towers and stretches of walls with forts, including the Lion's Gate. Return to Cagliari for dinner and overnight.

Overnight Hotel in the heart of Cagliari

 

 

DAY

DATE

  23.04.2020 Thursday

 

 

OVERNIGHT

  Putzu Idu (Oristano), Hotel 

3

VISITS

 

  GIANTS OF MONT’E PRAMA MUSEUM,       THARROS  

BREAKFAST

  LUNCH

DINNER

X

 

X

 

Morning Today we will explore the wonderful Sinis peninsula, a protected area with many archaeological and natural sites of great importance. We will go to the village of Cabras and to the museum of the Giants of Mont'e Prama. They are considered one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century in the Mediterranean area. They are huge stone statues dating back to the eighth century BC. 

Afternoon We will move to Tharros, a very interesting archaeological site that has a long history. It was a nuragic village, a Phoenician colony, a Carthaginian port, a city in Roman times, a town in the Byzantine age, and finally, the capital of the kingdom of Arborea in Medieval Era. On this site were found many Jewish artefacts. It was a seacoast town where the Jewish community held their trades. We will also visit the singular village of San Salvatore with its small church that hides a hypogeum temple dated to the fourth century. Dinner and overnight in Oristano area.

Overnight Hotel Oristano area

 

 

DAY

DATE

  24.04.2020 Friday

 

 

OVERNIGHT

  Putzu Idu (Oristano), Hotel

4

VISITS

  FORDONGIANUS

BREAKFAST

LUNCH

DINNER

X

 

X

 

Morning  This morning we will visit Fordongianus, known for the Roman baths, the church of San Lussorio and the seventeenth-century Aragonese house. What is less well known is that one of the major Jewish centres was in Fordongianus, an important Roman city before the mountainous areas of Barbagia. Right here, in the heart of Sardinia, David's descendants have practiced trades and businesses for centuries. A Jewish cemetery was discovered in the area of the church of San Pietro. 

Afternoon Free time. Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Overnight Hotel in Oristano area

 

DAY

DATE

  25.04.2020 Saturday

 

 

OVERNIGHT

  Putzu Idu (Oristano), Hotel

5

VISITS

  FREE TIME

BREAKFAST

LUNCH

DINNER

X

X

X

 

Morning / Afternoon  Entire day to spend for rest and relaxation in the beach or in the Hotel. Lunch, dinner and overnight in Hotel

Overnight Hotel in Oristano area

 

DAY

DATE

  26.04.2020 Sunday

 

 

OVERNIGHT

  Alghero,Hotel 

6

VISITS

  BOSA, ALGHERO

BREAKFAST

LUNCH

DINNER

X

 

X

 

Morning  Today we will visit Bosa, one of Italy's most picturesque village, characterized by multicolour houses along the mouth of the river Temo. His position near the sea, with the navigable river, saw the arrival of a Jewish community for commercial purposes. Jewish families probably lived in the district of the church of Santa Croce.

Afternoon From Bosa we move to Alghero, called the little Barcelona. We will visit the ex Juharia and the Tower of the Jews. No systematic archaeological excavations have ever been made in the area, but over the years, the restoration of many buildings has brought to light much information about the Jewish community. Dinner and overnight in Alghero.

Overnight Hotel in Alghero.

 

 

 

DAY

DATE

  27.04.2020 Monday 

 

 

 

OVERNIGHT

  Alghero, Hotel

 

7

VISITS

  SASSARI, PORTO TORRES

BREAKFAST

LUNCH

DINNER

 

X

 

X

 

 

Morning  This morning we will Sassari and its historic centre. We will walk through the streets of St. Nicholas neighbourhood, the ancient Juharia, where Jews settled around 1345. The Jewish population of Sassari were mainly merchants and artisans. We will move to visit the archaeological site of Monte d'Accoddi, the only ziqqurat pyramid in Europe.

Afternoon We arrive in Porto Torres, one of the major cities in northern Sardinia. In the area of the King Barbaro's palace were found 2 inscriptions written in Hebrew. Probably in the area there was an ancient Jewish cemetery. In the region of Porto Torres, a bronze ring with menorah was also found in 2010. We will come back to Alghero for dinner and overnight.

Overnight Hotel in Alghero

 

 

DAY

DATE

28.04.2020 Tuesday

HOTEL

 

 

OVERNIGHT

 

 

8

VISITS

  End of services

BREAKFAST

LUNCH 

DINNER

 

X

 

 

 

 

Morning  After breakfast we will move back to Cagliari airport and departure.

 

FOR MORE DETAILS CALL MARCEL MANSON on 00 44 7712290520 or marcel@jewishheritagetours.co.uk

Tour Operated by WEST END TRAVEL LIMITED

Visit Marcel in Edgware office of West End Travel every Tuesday or Thursday afternoon

70, Edgware Way [known as Mowbray Parade] Edgware HA8 8JS

 

DO NOT BOOK FLIGHTS TILL TRIP IS CONFIRMED

 

Price per pax sharing dbl/twin room

20 upwards 

Single supplement

Services Package in April 2020

£250 per person deposit required to reserve

£995 per person in double or twin room 

Food will be vegetarian and permissible fish throughout Italian cuisine predominates

£395

 

 

QUOTE INCLUDES

  • Bus at disposal for the program as described (Day 1-8) with all its expenses;
  • Local guide at disposal for the program as described (Day 1-8); 
  • 7 overnights in dbl room at the hotel 3 – 4 * including breakfast and dinner (+ Shabbat lunch on Day 5)
  • Excursion to Nora
  • Return ferry tickets to Carloforte 
  • Tickets to Tharros, Giants of Monte Prama Museum
  • Tickets to Monte d’Accoddi, Nuraghe of Sant Antine