Day tour: Discover Sephardic Heritage in Smyrna
Discovery of the Jewish heritage begins with the cortijo where inhabited the Sephardic families. Continue with the house of Sabbatia Zevi was born in Smyrna (Izmir) in a wealthy family of Andalusian origin. He was a student of Joseph Eskapha, the chief rabbi of Izmir from which he received a Bible education, talmudic and cabalistic. At 18, he was already considered a great Kabbalist, the owners will recognize as Chacham (wise).
Continue with the street called Hevra, which is located in the Jewish Quarter part of the project of Smyrna.
Visit Synagogues: The Portuguese Synagogue, The Siege of Rabin Synagogue Beith Hilal; Synagogue Etz Ha-Haim, the Synagogue Algazi, Chevra Synagogue, Synagogue Signora, the Synagogue called Los Foresteros 'Orahim', the Shalom synagogues and synagogue Bikur.
Lunch and free time at Havra Kemeraltı, the oldest commercial district of the city.
The day will be completed at Asansör, an elevator built by Nesim Levi in the former Jewish neighborhood called Karatas. Visit the neighborhood of Dario Moreno. Dario Moreno, His real name was David Arugete. He was placed in the orphanage Sephardic Izmir and stayed there until he was four years old. He began singing in the bar mitzvah celebrations, as a secondary activity. In his early twenties, he had already become a well-known singer in Izmir, especially among the Jewish community. During his military service in the Turkish army, he worked as a singer in the officers' quarters in different garrisons and became more focused on the music. His first professional musical performance started in his hometown shortly after his release, through connections established while under the arms. Since he started making money through music, he moved to affluent Jewish quarter of Karatas in a house in a street leading to the historic building Asansör, one of the landmarks of the city (which means literally "lift" people who take a real lift to go to the top of the quarter, this part being separated by the Strait of coastline with a steep slope). This street is named Dario Moreno Sokagi (Dario Moreno Street) today in his memory.