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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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Lovely synagogue, good security

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Via Farini, 4, 50132 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055245252
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Croce
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

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Santa Croce
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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