Tourist Tip #97 / The Tycon-ess of Tiberias

In the 16th century, a savvy refugee from Portugal set out to revitalize then-derelict Tiberias. A boutique hotel in the now-vibrant city pays homage to her efforts.

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Of the many ancient tales Tiberias has to tell, perhaps only one spans as many continents, faiths and cultures as the story of a determined woman...