Monday 22nd February, London – On Sunday 14th February and Sunday 21st February Maccabi GB hosted a Virtual Jewish Walking Tour of Florence.
Due to the success of the Walking Tour on Sunday 14th February, Maccabi GB added another date on Sunday 21st February. Both sessions hosted over 200 people in total. Attendees were from all parts of the world including Israel, Italy, Tenerife and the UK.
Licensed tour guide Giovanna Bossi Rosenfeld led the Virtual Walking Tour.
David Pinnick, Maccabi GB Chairman commented ‘It has been a pleasure to see so many people from across the world joining in and watching our Virtual Walking Tour. The tour gave us an excellent opportunity to look back at the history of such a beautiful city. Due to the success of the walking tours we are excited to launch many more in the next few months.’
The ‘walk’ took the audience through the most significant places in the city where, from the Renaissance to present times, the Jews in Florence have lived, worked and shared community and religious life. A path that with history, curiosity and memories wants to give life to little-known places of the Jewish presence in the city.
Many themes were covered such as; the Medici and the Jews in Florence during the Renaissance [15th - 16th centuries CE], the Ghetto until the end of the Medici government [1570 -1737}, The Lorraine government. Beginning of the ‘emancipation’ of the Jew in Tuscany [1737-1859], the Unification of Italy to the Fascist government [1861- 1922] and the Fascist Racial Laws and WWII to our times [1938 - 2020].
Maccabi GB are looking forward to hosting more Virtual Walking Tours in the future.