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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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Beautiful Temple

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I was there on a rainy Sunday. Having already visited most of Firenze wonders I chose to see something off the beaten path. What a revelation! I think you should find an hour or 2 to be dedicated to this temple. The explanationd given by the guides were the best part, as I am not Jewish, so I did not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The amount of detail of the painted walls was amazing in the worship facility. The museum was also intereseting with worship items from the two closed synagogues. Nice to visit.

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Rehovot, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Imagine someone said to you, lets build an enormous building and hand paint the inside - you would think they were crazy, then they told you - were not going to paint it on colour, but very intricate patterns in the entire building. The result is almost breathtaking. A must see,

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Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Huge synagogue, gorgeous both inside and out. Very helpful staff willing to answer our many questions about the history of the synagogue and the Jewish community of Florence past and present. We were very moved by the verses from Psalms chosen to decorate both the exterior and interior, and we made sure to pray here while visiting. It's about a... More 

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