Visited shortly after marrying Mr Farhi, whose ancestor, Haim Farhi is commemorated in the town, having Farhi Square named after him.
General Farhi assisted Napoleon in conquering the town but later met a gruesome fate at the hands of the Turkish emperor, who had his eyes gouged out as 'punishment' for some imagined insult.
Acre is one of the more interesting historical sites in Israel for modern, rather than Biblical history. Visiting the Crusader fort is the highlight, although going through the secret tunnels was a no-no for me as I'm claustrophobic.
Beautiful views across the sea and a friendly mix of different ethnic communities makes this a safer place to relax than other parts of the country where it can be tense.