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Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico

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Address: Via Giuseppe la Farina 4, 50132, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 245252
10:00 - 16:45
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Fri 10:00 - 13:30

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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Brunch and aperitivos in spring and summer

The sinagogue is worth itself, but the best time to pass by is on Thursdays in Spring o Summer for a brunch or an aperitivo! Brunches are with Jewish intellectuals and... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Isadora B
Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

The sinagogue is worth itself, but the best time to pass by is on Thursdays in Spring o Summer for a brunch or an aperitivo! Brunches are with Jewish intellectuals and aperitivos with concerts. They offer great food in these occasions and you can join the group visit to the sinagogue, which is one of the biggest in Europe!

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

The interior of this synagogue is stunning. The moorish architecture style combined with the elaborately decorated interior make this a must see.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

The Nazis intended to blow up this synagogue the night before they fled Florence. A neighbor, who apparently had some knowledge of explosives, saw what was being done and disconnected some of the explosives. But he left some intact so that it would sound as though the destruction had been successful. After the war the Italian government helped fund the... More 

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Reviewed 17 March 2017

The Firenze Sinogue is a true master piece and one that you cannot avoid admiring for a long time..it's intricate and fine arquitecture is not just a symbol of religion but a world masterpiece that attracts people from around the world.

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

The Great Synagogue of Florence or Tempio Maggiore, opened in 1882 and is one of the largest synagogues in South-central Europe.The Synagogue is in a magnificent building with huge green domes. The entire interior is hand-painted and the sheer size is impressive in itself. There is also a small museum within the building that can be accessed by a lift.

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

For Jews and non-Jews alike this is a synagogue to be visited, worth the small entrance fee. You'll be amazed at the artwork on the walls, domed ceilings, beautiful place of worship.

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Reviewed 24 January 2017

There have been Jewish people in Florence since the late 1400's. the museum tells and shows diagrams, photos, maps of the presence therein. The synagogue itself is rather recent, but the ghetto, businesses are explained in the museum of which the building is a part. Very quiet area, near Santa Croce easy to get to.

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Reviewed 5 January 2017

The blue domes dominate the skyline as you approach. I was unable to enter as it was closed for the day but I was happy to be able to photograph it from different sides.

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Reviewed 28 November 2016

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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Reviewed 13 November 2016

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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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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