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Eyes of Rome

Jewish Tour in Milan

Discovering Jewish Milan: Unveiling Stories of Resilience and Remembrance


  • History
  • Religion

What makes this tour Special

Explore Milan's profound Jewish history at the iconic Piazza Duomo, uncovering stories of resilience and contributions in the absence of a distinct Jewish quarter

Witness the architectural splendor of the Central Synagogue, a testament to the growth of the Jewish community, and reflect on its poignant history marked by wartime tragedy

Conclude the tour at the Holocaust Memorial in Stazione Centrale, a somber reminder of the atrocities committed during the Holocaust, emphasizing the enduring spirit of the Jewish community

What to Expect


Enjoy your tour with your own private tour expert at your party's disposal only


3 hours


09:00 - 13:00


Meet&Greet at your hotel/accomodation. Private Driver included throughout the tour




This tour is suitable for kids of all ages


Entrance tickets are included! Enjoy your tour!

What's Included
  • Private Licensed Tour Guide
  • Meet & Greet with your Private Guide at your Hotel/Accommodation
  • Access tickets to the Holocaust Memorial
  • Van at disposal for the entire duration of the tour
Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • Gratuities

Sites you’ll visit

  • Piazza Duomo
  • Synagogue - Tempio Maggiore di Milano
  • Guastalla Gardens
  • House 770
  • Shoah Memorial - Central Station Milan
  • Monumental Cemetery
  • Piazza Duomo in Milan is a captivating square centered around the impressive Milan Cathedral. The iconic Gothic cathedral dominates the scene with its intricate architecture and stunning spires. Surrounded by historic landmarks such as the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and the Royal Palace of Milan, the square is a vibrant hub featuring lively cafes, shops, and street performers. Piazza Duomo is not only a symbol of Milan's rich history but also a dynamic gathering place for cultural events and celebrations.
  • The Synagogue in Milan, officially known as the Tempio Maggiore di Milano, stands as a prominent religious and cultural landmark in the city. Constructed in the 19th century, this impressive synagogue is one of the largest in Europe and is situated in Milan's historic Jewish district. The architecture reflects a blend of styles, incorporating Moorish influences, and the synagogue features a striking façade and ornate interiors. The Tempio Maggiore di Milano serves as a focal point for the Jewish community, providing a space for worship, cultural events, and community gatherings. It stands not only as a place of religious significance but also as a testament to Milan's rich cultural diversity and historical heritage. Visitors to Milan interested in architectural marvels and cultural exploration often find the Synagogue a compelling stop in their journey through the city.
  • The Giardini della Guastalla, located in Milan, is a charming public garden known for its tranquility and historical significance. Dating back to the late 16th century, the gardens were originally part of the private residence of the Guastalla family before being transformed into a public space. Situated in the heart of the city, the Giardini della Guastalla offers a serene escape with well-maintained greenery, tree-lined pathways, and a picturesque pond. Visitors can enjoy a peaceful stroll amidst the lush vegetation and historical elements, making it a popular destination for both locals and tourists seeking a quiet retreat in the bustling urban environment of Milan.
  • Casa 770" in Milan is the headquarters of the worldwide Chabad-Lubavitch Jewish movement. It is named after the address 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, New York, which serves as the movement's central hub. Casa 770 in Milan is part of a network of similar centers around the world. As the headquarters of the movement, Casa 770 in Milan likely hosts various activities, including cultural events, religious services, and community gatherings. For specific details about the activities and events taking place at Casa 770 Milan, I recommend consulting local sources, the official Chabad-Lubavitch website, or information provided by the Jewish community in Milan.
  • The Holocaust Memorial is located within Milan's Central Station. It occupies a service area on the ground floor below the still-active railway tracks, once used for maneuvering postal wagons. From here, between December 1943 and January 1945, the trains departed, deporting Jews arrested in Milan to Nazi extermination camps. The structure consists of two main sections: the Memorial and the Memory Laboratory. In the first, emotionally impactful section, the journey begins with the "Observatory," a space for individual exploration of the history of the Holocaust, providing a first glimpse of the track area. In the adjacent space, video testimonials from survivors are projected. Across from the wagon lift, there is the "Unknown Destination Track": an original cattle car used for deportation. Along the second platform, the "Wall of Names" remembers all those deported from Milan's Central Station. The journey concludes with the "Place of Reflection."
  • The Monumental Cemetery (Cimitero Monumentale) in Milan is a vast and historic cemetery renowned for its impressive architecture, artistic monuments, and the final resting places of many notable figures. Established in 1866, the cemetery spans over 250 acres and serves as a unique outdoor museum showcasing a diverse array of elaborate tombs, sculptures, and mausoleums. Visitors can explore the cemetery's winding pathways adorned with beautiful statues and memorial art while paying homage to prominent individuals, including artists, writers, and politicians. The Monumental Cemetery is not only a place of remembrance but also a cultural and historical treasure that reflects Milan's rich heritage.

Tour description

Discover the rich Jewish history of Milan and explore the profound impact of the community on the city through a captivating tour that takes you to significant landmarks.

The journey begins at the iconic Piazza Duomo, the heart of Milan, where we delve into the historical context of the Jewish presence in the city. While Milan may not have a distinct Jewish quarter, the Jewish community has played a crucial role throughout its history.

Moving through the nearby streets, we uncover the economic and political significance of Milan, exploring the ancient trading routes that highlight the community's contribution to the city's development.

Our next stop is the Central Synagogue, an architectural gem constructed at the end of the 19th century by Beltrami.

Despite being externally visited, the synagogue serves as a testament to the substantial growth of the Jewish community during that period. Tragically, in 1943, the synagogue fell victim to bombing, marking one of the city's most challenging moments.

Continuing our exploration, we visit the enchanting Guastalla Gardens, which offers a unique perspective on the interconnectedness of Milan's Jewish community, and Casa 770, an exceptional site as it is one of the twelve replicas worldwide of the Eastern Parkway 770 house in Brooklyn. This unique dwelling provides insight into the global connections of the Jewish community and its impact on Milan.

Our journey concludes at the Holocaust Memorial in Stazione Centrale, reflecting on the profound and somber history of the Holocaust.

Here, a train with freight cars is still preserved, which was used to deport hundreds of people to the concentration camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau and Bergen-Belsen.

Conclude the tour with a visit to the Monumental cemetery, a reflective pause amidst history's echoes, honoring those who shaped Milan's diverse and enduring legacy.

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