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Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico

Via Luigi Carlo Farini 4, 50121, Florence, Italy
+39 055 245252
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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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Via Luigi Carlo Farini 4, 50121, Florence, Italy
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"beautiful synagogue"
in 39 reviews
"jewish community"
in 27 reviews
"small museum"
in 29 reviews
"green dome"
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"metal detector"
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"heavy security"
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"non jews"
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"impressive building"
in 8 reviews
"interesting history"
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"during wwii"
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"gift shop"
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"upper floor"
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"guided tour"
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"first floor"
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"lockers"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This domed synagogue takes its place among the beautiful cathedrals of Florence. But this building has a darker past. Built shortly after the emancipation of Jews from their ghetto in the 1860s, this house of worship was built to be a Jewish building worthy of...More

Thank Jon D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A warm welcome by everyone helping in the synagogue. A most impressive building, tall, majestic, beautiful. You don't have to be religious to appreciate the sanctity of this fine building. The museum, mostly on the second floor (lift available) showed one of the best videos...More

Thank Morton J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the Museum was nice, it paled in comparison to the magnificent Synagogue and sanctuary. I am not aware of any guided tours but would love to do that at some point if at all possible.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful synagogue and easy to find if you have a map with directions. About 15 minute walk form Ponte Vecchio. Suggest researching Jewish history of Florence as it is helpful to understand the synagogue and city and its Jewish population. Walk though their small museum...More

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Reviewed May 4, 2018

Didn't mind security at all - I never do - safety first. But front desk and scarce personnel made this Synagogue feel much less "welcoming" than in Rome and Siena. The museum has nice exhibits and tells a story. The sanctuary is very beautiful and...More

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Reviewed April 27, 2018

First of all: the map here on TA has the wrong street address for the Synagogue -- there are two streets with similar names, and the Synagogue is closer to the center than shows up on one of the TA maps. This is a truly...More

Thank B J
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

beautiful big synagogue. small museum; i have seen much more in-depth presentations elsewhere. video presentation in Italian with no English subtitles. but at least this is a functioning temple. don't have large bags with you- everything must be locked in small lockers before you get...More

Thank Azalee99
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

The Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico is one of the most beautiful synagogues in Europe, or anywhere else. This is a must see if you are Jewish. The museum is very small but worth seeing. You can see a video of The Synagogue and...More

Thank David S
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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

This synagogue built in the late 1870’s Is one of the largest in Europe and this called the Great Synagogue or Tempio Maggiore. It was built with the donations of its President David Levi. It is built in the Moorish Revival style, reminiscent of Sephardic...More

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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

An important part of florence history and so interesting. It is heartbreaking to see the stones with the lists of jews sent to concentration camps and the synagogue is beautiful. Best of all you get away from the duomo which is sadly overcrowded and walk...More

Thank Lisa T
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Eli S
January 27, 2018|
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Response from melverus | Reviewed this property |
you just need to go there. there are people who will answer any questions inside.
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GalNeedsVacation
September 16, 2017|
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Response from alanjgreenhalgh | Reviewed this property |
Probably. They are very welcoming to visitors. I would write ahead to make certain you have a reservation. The sinogoga is an amazing place.
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September 16, 2017|
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Response from alanjgreenhalgh | Reviewed this property |
I would say that if you write to the director of the synagogue beforehand or head Rabbii, that would be a tremendous help. I am the producer of a youtube show and to get an interview and most importantly be able to bring my... More
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