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A very worthwhile experience right outside the square

It's emotionally difficult to visit Jewish sites in Europe. Undoubtably one faces the harsh truth... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Ross O
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Newton, Massachusetts
Great attraction to visit, especially if you are Jewish

We did not expect much, as this synagogue does not advertise itself anywhere. However, we were... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2018
SanFran111
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San Francisco
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

It's emotionally difficult to visit Jewish sites in Europe. Undoubtably one faces the harsh truth of a community nearly brought to extinction by the Nazi. A once thriving community, no longer. But in Sienna, the guide made the experience colorful and hopeful amidst the sad...More

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Reviewed July 23, 2018

We did not expect much, as this synagogue does not advertise itself anywhere. However, we were enchanted by the inside settings, the tour lady and fascinating history behind the building and Siena overall. This place is a nice break from Palio di Siena talk which...More

Thank SanFran111
Reviewed July 20, 2018

From outside you wouldn't think that is is worth to step in. But when you ar in you will love this place. Specifically if you are Jewish as you get a very detailed explanation about the history of the Jews in Siena.

Thank 545medva
Reviewed June 11, 2018

Beautiful and meaningful synagogue. As an American Jew, learning about the history of the Jewish community of Siena was incredibly meaningful and inspiring, and how this small but ancient community continues to exist and live in the city today. Lucia gave me a wonderful private...More

Thank davek1409
Reviewed June 3, 2018

The outside building of the synagogue blends in with the surrounding buildings and is non-descript. When you walk in the sanctuary it is beautiful and well maintained. There is a sign on the front tour that there are tours every half hour and a woman...More

Thank glenside
Reviewed May 7, 2018

My husband and I were the only ones on the tour. The young lady who showed us around and gave us the history of the Synagogue was excellent!! She knew all of the Hebrew names for the Ark and the other items there. I was...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2018

We had a lovely young woman give us a nice talk about the Synagogue - current operation and history. They are very small - limited hours/days for tours but I believe they can schedule if needed. More modest of course than the Synagogues in Florence...More

Thank RandiFayeC
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

This present synagogue designed by Zanobi del Rosso in 1786 has an unobtrusive exterior, quite plain, and is unnoticeable/ unremarkable.....But inside is an exquisitely painted and decorated synagogue with beautiful bible verses illuminated in carved gold letters with deep blue backgrounds. The double height walls...More

Thank marcopolopaloalto
Reviewed August 26, 2017

It was so interesting seeing this small but lovely synagogue. It's locked, with a hand written sign posted as to when it will open for the next tour. If you come to the door at that time you can get in. When we went there...More

Thank lindaesacramento
Reviewed July 26, 2017

Jewish Italy is fascinating. Many know of the synagogues in Venice, the beautiful shuls in Florence and Rome. But the stories from Siena and Pitigliano are equally compelling. We were fortunate to stay with the Fiorentini family, who graciously showed us their shul. Compare this...More

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