Tag Archives: Italy

6 Best Winter Destinations for 2013

The arrival of winter in the northern hemisphere doesn't have to mean months of being stuck indoors. Many kosher travelers head down south towards warmer climates as soon as the thermometer hits below 70°F, while others hit the slopes to breathe in the cool air and cut loose in fresh snow. Here are five fantastic […]

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Shavuot in Rome, Italy

Contributed by: Nava Billet | Last Date of Travel: May/June 2009 Buongiorno! I thought people might be interested to hear about Shavuot in Rome. I stayed in a small suite next to one Synagogue, Bet Shmuel, on Via Garfagniana  (pronounced Gar-Fan-Nyana). It is a small shul, with congregants mostly of Libyan descent; they came to Italy after […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Rome, Italy

Contributed by Elina Rokhkind | Last Date of Travel: October 2009 Kosher Info: Thankfully, Rome offers a decent choice of options for the kosher traveler. In addition to the centrally located former ghetto neighborhood with about a dozen eateries ranging from the quick bites to fancy restaurants, there are a few other residential neighborhoods with […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Rome, Italy

Contributed by: Sara Marx  |   Last Date of Travel: October 2008 Kosher Info: Via Del Portico d’Ottavia is a street with many kosher options and it is right by the big main synagogue. There are two “upscale” meat restaurants, a dairy place (we didn’t try it), and a couple of falafel/fast food places. We ate […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Milan, Italy

Contributed by: Abbie Rosenbaum-Braha | Last Travel Date: [Author lives in Milan] Kosher Info: Milan’s kosher community is well served by three small supermarkets which carry just about anything that one could want. The following website gives a thorough listing of all kosher and Jewish establishment in Milan and throughout Italy: http://www.jewishitaly.org. If you will […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Florence, Italy

Contributed by: Maurice T. Appelbaum| Last Date of Travel: August 2006 Kosher Info: Kosher restaurant and a kosher store right by the shul. The restaurant was really good, especially the desserts. The store was sparsely stocked. The woman in the restaurant speaks English and was helpful with food questions. Look at the Milan post for […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Venice, Italy

Contributed by: Maurice T. Appelbaum | Last Date of Travel: August 2006 Kosher Info: Check Milan for useful websites for supermarket food and general info. GamGam is a restaurant run by Chabad and that gives free meals on Shabbos. In the summer it can be really crowded in Venice so be sure to go – […]

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