A short account of Tzfat (Safed), given by your Israel & Jerusalem private tour guide
Tzfat is located high in the mountains of the Galilee, 2,900 ft. above sea level. This is the reason why it has very nice weather most of the year. Perhaps this is also why Tzfat has been considered a highly spiritual place since the late Middle Ages. Wandering through the lovely alleys of old Tzfat certainly gives you that feeling.