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Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico

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Address: Via Farini, 4, 50132 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055245252
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Description: 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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Elegant and Historic

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 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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Alicante, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 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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kuala lumpur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A visit to the Synagogue & Jewish Museum gave us valuable insight into the Jewish community in Florence. It was a long walk from the hotel we stayed (near the Duomo) but worth the trip. Security was tight and we had to leave all belongings in lockers which were provided. There is a fee for entrance. It was a beautiful... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Beautiful temple with lovely interior. The decoration of the interior puts most of the churches in Florence to shame. Not to be missed sight in Florence. Even if you are not Jewish you will appreciate the beauty. The only negative is that they don't allow any photography. But I'm sure that is for security reasons

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This quiet space is ghostlike becuase it is a remnant of a once thriving and prosperous and influential ancient Jewish Community in Florence, greatly diminished by the deporation of Italian Jews to Nazi German death camps mainly in Poland. It is a bit hard to find but worth the effort-it is architectrually stunning and in some respects, more interesting than... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The synagogue is a beautiful structure, and it is sad that it is barely used any more. No weekday services. For those who think they might say morning or afternoon prayers there while visiting on a weekday, be sure to bring your own prayer book. There are not any to be found! And you can't bring in your smartphone (which... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

For security you have lockers outside that you must leave cell phones, cameras, backpacks, purses, etc ! It is so beautiful but I wished we could take pictures! It is not for religious purposes, since no services were going on! I felt is was to make you buy the book, but it does not have pictures of the grandness. We... More 

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Thornhill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a must see when you visit Florence. It is truly one of the most magnificent and spectacular synagogues I have ever seen. The old charm and intricate details are incredible. The architecture is breathtaking. We loved visiting this synagogue. There was a lovely woman there who told us the history and answered all of our questions. I love... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful Synagogues that I have ever been in. It is a work of art and the museum is nice as well. The whole process takes about an hour and there are people to answer questions. You cannot take pictures here which is kind of nice because you can just enjoy the experience. Highly recommended!

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