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Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico

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Address: Via Giuseppe la Farina 4, 50132, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 245252
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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 Synagogue

I was pleased to find a synagogue in Florence. It was a beautiful representation of an orthodox synagogue, a section honoring the memory of the Holocaust, and a museum displaying... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was pleased to find a synagogue in Florence. It was a beautiful representation of an orthodox synagogue, a section honoring the memory of the Holocaust, and a museum displaying Jewish artifacts. I enjoyed wandering around this magnificent piece of architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Try to go without any bags. Security, for obvious reasons, is tight. But this will have to go on for a long time. I think the entry ticket is 5 euros but is included in the Firenze card. Museums are very inexpensive in Italy, so forget about the Firenze card, which ends up being inconvenient.

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Ledyard, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No trip to any city is complete without visiting the synagogues, especially the ones that survived history. The old synagogue of Florence is one of the most impressive places we have visited. Unfortunately, in today's world, security is very tight, as to preserve this historic site from those who may seek to destroy one of the most important sites in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Built in the mid 1800's the copper domed synagogue of Florence is an interesting and quickly visited location. most of the people that entered w us seemed to be gone in 30 minutes. The synagogue, an easy 15-20 minute walk from the Duomo has a small entrance fee that allows access to most of the synagogues' interior including a small... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Getting past the security aspect is a strange thing for US travelers (armed carabinieri outside, lockers to leave phones and cameras); once inside the patio leading to the entrance is calming and lovely, then the interior is so impressive, decorated ceiling, walls and marble floors, all beautiful and so different from US synagogues. Nice history in the museum and outside... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Loved visiting this beautiful synagogue in Florence and learning about the rich history relating to Florence jews from the tour guide in English. I had not known about the ghettoizing of jews for 300 years and this was new information he shared and contextualized the building of the structure. The structure of the temple inside was shockingly beautiful. After having... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My wife and I searched out and found the synagogue and were happy that we made the effort, A truly exceptional building with some interesting history. The Jewish museum was an added treat. Well worth the visit!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Like every Jewish site in Italy, armed guards patrol outside the building. One must go through security prior to entering and as well leave bags, phones, and cameras in a locker. However, it is worth it to see the interesting Synagoge and to visit the small museum that has information about the Jews of Florence. We did not book in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

could not wait to visit. SURPRISINGLY THERE was strict security but it is perfect. The inside was amazing. they were filming inside as it was the anniversary of 50 years since there was a flood. it was interesting to listen and learn . we saw all the books that were damaged. were of course not allowed to touch. The women... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Extremely heavy security, which pleased me. You will lock your handbag, cellphone, camera, etc into a locker and hold onto the key. You will pass through a security booth that would be the envy of most airports. After viewing the interior of the synagogue, take the elevator up to floors 1 & 2. On floor 1 (the lobby is considered... More 

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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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