The Galilee is mountain ridge in northern Israel, known to the western mostly as the homeland of Jesus of Nazareth.
Nearby we visit “Wedding church” in Cana , located at the possible location of the “first miracle” performed by Jesus, in turning water into wine (John 2).
We then head towards the Sea of Galilee and possibly stop for lunch in one of the local fish restaurants (“Saint Peter’s fish any one?..” ), as well as a baptism ceremony at the Jordan River at “Yardenit” .
Upon reaching Capernaum , “the town of Jesus“,we will review its archaeological finds, namely the Ancient Synagogue and the church over the house of Peter’s Mother in law.
Heading back, and if time permits, we can also view Capernaum’s Church of the Twelve Apostles and Capernaum’s Mausoleum ; stop to view the finds related to Bethsaida and Chorazin , or appreciate the modern church at the Mount of Beatitudes and/ or “Domus Galilaeae“ .
We can also stop at the new excavation at Magdala , hometown of Mary Magdalene, where recently a first century Synagogue was discovered (!).
We can also visit Ancient Tiberias , regional center since the days of the Emperor Tiberius (hence its name).
If we return to Jerusalem, we could proceed by way of the Jordan valley, passing by Belvoir , Beit She’an , Aenon near Salim , Jericho , Baptism site (el-Maghtas/ Qasr el-Yahud) , Qumran (site of the find of the Dead Sea Scrolls), and the Good Samaritan Inn .
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