Jews have been part of Split culture since the early Roman period and the tiny synagogue created in the 16th century is one of the oldest in Europe. Although the current congregation numbers only one hundred or so, the place of Jews in the history of the city is profound: Jews like David Rodriga and Vid Morpurgo played important roles in culture and society.
Your private tour will begin with a stroll through the 1,700-year-old Diocletian Palace to find the little-known Jewish aspects hidden in the architecture and ruins. Enter the ghetto via the Jewish Passage to find the synagogue where you will meet the members of the small congregation. You will be introduced to a fascinating history of Split's Jewish community, their role in the cultural and economic growth of Split but also the sad fate of many who perished in WW2. During the walk you will also explore other aspects of Split's history which played a relevant role in the daily life of the town's Jewish community with highlighting the journey of famous landmarks from past to present.
No visit to Split is complete without time spent on the grand palm-lined seaside promenade, Riva - the social hub of the city where everyone goes to see and be seen! Enjoy the great parade of life, soaking up the ambiance of contemporary and dynamic Split while reflecting on its fascinating past.