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Synagogue impressive----one hour tour just OK

My wife and I visited the synagogue on the one of the mornings when there was a scheduled one hour... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2018
Harold G
Hillsdale, New Jersey
Nice Synagoue

We only were able to see the exterior as it was a Saturday and service would have disallowed... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2017
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Via San Francesco d'Assisi 19 | Via San Francesco D'Assisi 19, 34133, Trieste, Italy
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

My wife and I visited the synagogue on the one of the mornings when there was a scheduled one hour tour (10 and 11:30----check to see days as they are given only a few times a week). The synagogue is impressive----has the interior (and exterior)...More

1  Thank Harold G
Reviewed September 24, 2017

We only were able to see the exterior as it was a Saturday and service would have disallowed. Further, I think you need to be invited to visit, but looking and knowing the structure was worth the time.

2  Thank nmontesa
Reviewed August 22, 2017

Jewish or not, this is a must see. They are very strict with their tour times, but it is worth making the effort. You will learn a great deal about Triestian history and the significance of this place of worship which has survived two world...More

5  Thank Tracy S
Reviewed July 11, 2017

The largest synagogue in Italy, so they say, and certainly a beautiful one and an impressive one. there is also a smaller Synagogue attached for the weekly prayers.

1  Thank EviToursIsrael
Reviewed December 26, 2016

This is one of the largest synagogues in Europe and is worth walking past for that reason alone. It's a bit of a hike from the old town but is still worth a look. I didn't go inside (don't think it was open in the...More

Thank KGB777
Reviewed September 30, 2016

Huge, basilica-like synagague, built in 1912 when Trieste had a substantial Jewish community. Check visiting times carefully -- we had to argue our way in.

2  Thank Londontraveller01
Reviewed September 21, 2016

One of the largest synagogues of Europa. It is a huge building from outside, and inside is very nicely decorated. YOu can learn the importance of the Jews in the history of Triest.

2  Thank 545medva
Reviewed August 13, 2016

I took the 11:30 tour (other times are published on their web site) and was pleased with the guide who spoke to me and a German couple in English. She was very knowledgeable about the subject matter, design and history of the building. The tour...More

3  Thank Lorne N
Reviewed July 1, 2016

You suddenly encounter this monument and it is majestic in appearance. It was built in 1912 and of of the largest in Europe. It was not open for guided tours when we were there so had to content ourselves with the exterior - good for...More

Thank Wendy119186363
Reviewed March 25, 2016

The synagogue is perhaps one of few largest in Europe! I saw them many, thrust me. But when you want to check if from the inside, you face the unfriendly situation: it was closed on Thursday afternoon (arround 3 PM), I couldn't even see the...More

4  Thank marijansesvete
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Response from Lorne N | Reviewed this property |
I did the tour as a solo this past August. Just get to the synagogue on time. The English guide was part of the admission fee and she was very knowledgeable about the history of the building.