A route offering an opportunity to learn about Jewish cultural heritage and cuisine
The itinerary begins with a guided tour of a veritable architectural jewel: the 17th-century synagogue of Casale Monferrato. Concealed behind the façade of a private house like all pre-emancipation Jewish temples, the synagogue reveals its splendour once inside with an explosion of light and Baroque decoration. The visit continues with the adjoining Museum of Jewish Art and Ancient History (also known as the Museum of Silver), which holds one of the most important collections of Jewish art in Europe, and with the Museum of Lights, which is home to a collection of contemporary Chanukkiot (candelabra for the feast of Chanukkah) created by Jewish and non-Jewish artists.
The next stop is a "sweet" one: a presentation and tasting of the famous Krumiri Rossi, typical kosher biscuits, at the historic Pasticceria Portinaro in Casale Monferrato. Next, set off towards the hills of Monferrato, among vineyards and villages where time has stood still, where you'll reach Ottiglio Monferrato for a tasting of kosher wines and a kosher buffet.
The itinerary draws to a close in the afternoon with a guided tour of the 19th-century synagogue of Alessandria, an evocative post-emancipation Jewish temple that has recently reopened to the public after painstaking restoration work