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Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico

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Address: Via Giuseppe la Farina 4, 50132, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 245252
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 16:45
Fri 10:00 - 13:30

This synagogue, one of the largest in Europe, was built between 1874 and...

This synagogue, one of the largest in Europe, was built between 1874 and 1882 in eclectic Moresque style by architects Marco Treves, Mariano Falcini,Vincenzo Micheli. The museo was set up on 1982 in the same building to display ritual objects, dating from XVI to XX Centuries and documentation regarding the history of the community. In the new section on 2007 was set up a room devoted to the memorial of contemporary history included the Shoa.

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The tour leaves out of the central Jewish Museum in Venice, hourly on the :30. We enjoyed learning about the three synagogues we went to. We poked around the ghetto ourselves... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2015
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Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

The tour leaves out of the central Jewish Museum in Venice, hourly on the :30. We enjoyed learning about the three synagogues we went to. We poked around the ghetto ourselves after the tour and ate at the Kosher restaurant Gam Gam, it is on the water (not the pizza restaurant on the way to it).

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Reviewed 24 August 2015

Beautiful synagogue with a small museum on upper floors. Security very tight--a bit tough if you are claustrophobic--you have to leave everything in lockers and pass through double glass doors that lock behind and in front of you for a few seconds or even minutes depending on the person behind the desk. Cannot take pictures but well worth the visit--interesting... More 

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Brandon, FL
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Reviewed 22 August 2015

I toured this synagogue with friends while I was in Florence on a business trip. The guided tour was great as the tour leader (a member of the synagogue) was very knowledgeable. The synagogue is beautiful, historic, and a little sad because of the history of the European Jews during WWII. It is important to remember history - even awful... More 

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Reviewed 28 July 2015

This is a beautiful historic synagogue. It is guarded by the Italian army and requires that you leave all of your belongings in a locker before proceeding in. There was no formal tour, but there was a young woman there who was willing to answer questions. It also included a small museum and a special exhibit on Jewish cookbooks at... More 

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Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Just show up. Investigate when there is a scheduled tour talk. You will learn that this is an important part of Italian history and perhaps why it was not destroyed by the Nazis. It was a flood in November 1966? when city centre in Florence was also a victim of heavy rains and the Arno River that destroyed centuries of... More 

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Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

The sinagogue is really beautiful and has amazing inside part! They also offer a free tour in english with a lot information about the sinagogue and the jewish community of Florence and Italy. Don't go on saturdays because it is close.

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Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

We were a bit disappointed with this visit although it wasn't expensive and it was nice and quiet. The toilets are clean too! I think you need to have a better understanding of Judaism than we do to appreciate it

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Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

On our trip to Florence in 2013 we missed visiting this historic site. This time we walked from our hotel to the street and also stopped for lunch on the way in a neighborhood of locals. First, we were surprised to see that the country had deployed the army, in full fatigues to guard the oldest synagogue in Florence. Second,... More 

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Reviewed 18 May 2015

The architecture and history surrounding the building is what you must be interested to appreciate this building. To truly appreciate it you have to understand what the sinagoga has endured. Worth the walk and worth the admission. You will want to touch everything inside.

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Reviewed 2 May 2015

This synagogue is a wonderful place to visit, there wasn't a guided tour, but there was someone on hand if you had questions. It has been preserved beautifully, even though it has been damaged throughout history, especially during and after the 2nd WW. It doesn't have to be your religion to enjoy the history and the visit. A unique experience

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Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night. Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the Central National Library. As a hub for young people, the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated by songs and dances.
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