Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico

Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico, Florence

Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico

Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico
4.5
Historic Sites • Religious Sites • History Museums
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
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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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,371 contributions
For Those Interested in the History of the Jewish People in Florence
Feb 2020 • Solo
Throughout my travels I always try to visit a synagogue in every city. Unfortunately, with the world the way it is, it’s not always an easy task as synagogues are not always open. Thankfully, I had the opportunity to visit this large 19th century synagogue and museum while in Florence. As is to be expected at Jewish houses of worship, security is tight and very visible. I paid the 6.50 euro entrance fee and was free to explore. The synagogue itself is built in the traditional Sephardic layout with the bema (elevated platform) in the center. The women’s section located upstairs offers a commanding view over the entire synagogue interior. The stained glass windows that overlook the Ark (where the Torah scrolls are stored) are most beautiful. The upstairs museum (elevator available) is small but contains several important pieces of Judaica along with a history of the Florence Jewish community. From the garden you can see the remains of the ghetto walls. The history of this synagogue is both heartbreaking and inspiring. A Chabad and a vegetarian kosher restaurant are located adjacent to the synagogue.
Written February 19, 2020
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GratefulTraveler
13 contributions
Beautiful awe-inspiring synagogue
Dec 2019 • Couples
Beautiful synagogue, magnificent detail, poignant and interesting history of the structure and in the museum. Well worth a visit.
Written January 22, 2020
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jbwhitehouse
Dallas, TX1,514 contributions
Slightly away from the main Florence tourist sights, but still A Must Stop
Oct 2019
Florence shul and museum. Cost 6.50 euro each. Backpacks and such must be left in free lockers. No cameras are allowed, but cell phones with cameras are.
Tight security. No personal guide. Next door at #2 is Ruth’s kosher restaurant.
The synagogue is magnificent; stunning. This onion-dome structure dating to 1882 has painted walls and ceilings. Near the entrance to the sanctuary one can see the evidence of the high water mark from the floods 50 years ago. The community is some 2300 years old.
The museum is accessed up the stairs beyond the women’s gallery. Though fairly small, it is very interesting and worthwhile. It showcases items from Torahs to marriage contracts to clothes to information about the Holocaust and its devastating affect on the community despite help by Righteous Gentiles. Outside the shul in the entry courtyard are plaques and names of Jews murdered in the Holocaust.
Written November 29, 2019
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Keren S
Cape Town Central, South Africa23 contributions
Florence synagogue
Sep 2019 • Couples
This synagogue/shull is one of the most beautiful
(I was speechless to see its beauty )in the world so well looked after with rich history and museum with information about the Jewish history in Florence
Very recommended
Written September 13, 2019
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Apopik
New York City, NY125 contributions
Amazing
Sep 2019
It is off the beaten path but well worth the walk. Beautiful Building, amazing history of the Jewish People in Florence. Highly recommended.
Written September 11, 2019
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egeller315
Jerusalem, Israel29 contributions
Magnificent inside and outside
Aug 2019
This was our second visit to this magnificent synagogue. The Moorish architecture is beautiful. The history of the synagogue is important and the small museum , which includes a movie about the history of the Jews in Florence, is very worthwhile.
Jewish or not, I highly recommend taking the time to visit this amazing synagogue.
Written August 29, 2019
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SoFL-LovetoTravel
Florida454 contributions
Beautiful Synagogue
May 2019 • Family
The Moorish architecture is beautiful and unexpected and the inside of the synagogue is equally beautiful. Liked it better than the great synagogue of Rome.
Written July 21, 2019
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Taylor R
St. Andrews, UK76 contributions
Incredible history and architecture
Jul 2019 • Solo
Worth visiting! It won’t take much of your time but the building has phenomenal architecture and a nice museum. Great video installation giving background on the history of the Jewish community in Florence - sad but so important! The architecture of the building holds its own against any church in Florence! So beautiful and worth going!
Written July 19, 2019
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LSQRD1
Kent, OH570 contributions
Impressive inside and out
Jun 2019 • Friends
This Synagogue is unique and impressive both inside and out. Having seen it many times from a distance because of its large distinct dome, I decided to visit. The small grounds are lovely and the synagogue is impressive from both the outside and inside. They were few other visitors and so it made for a peaceful and contemplative experience.
Written July 13, 2019
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NickDavis
London320 contributions
Stunning building - interesting visit
Jun 2019 • Couples
High security with guard outside (but this is same across much of Europe nowadays) and had to wait for a locker in reception to be free as no bags allowed inside the grounds. Also dress respectfully (which is same for the main Italian churches).
The style of the bruising as seen in pictures is unusual for a synagogue seems to have a Moorish influence?
Inside artefacts on several floors were interesting but had to guess at some as all descriptions in Italian only. They also show a film on continuous loop with history of the Jewish population of Florence. This does have English subtitles and was interesting showing how the fortunes had swung over time. The main synagogue hall itself was really big, awe inspiring in size. It showed how many must once have been there. Lady said there were some 900 Jewish residents nowadays. Felt this was a worthwhile visit to an interesting place.
Written July 13, 2019
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