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Sinagoga di Siena

Vicolo delle Scotte 14, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 271345
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Wonderful testament to Jewish life in Siena! Thank you!

Beautiful and meaningful synagogue. As an American Jew, learning about the history of the Jewish... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
davek1409
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Beautiful and well worth the visit and tour

The outside building of the synagogue blends in with the surrounding buildings and is non-descript... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
glenside
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pennsylvania
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Vicolo delle Scotte 14, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful and meaningful synagogue. As an American Jew, learning about the history of the Jewish community of Siena was incredibly meaningful and inspiring, and how this small but ancient community continues to exist and live in the city today. Lucia gave me a wonderful private...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The outside building of the synagogue blends in with the surrounding buildings and is non-descript. When you walk in the sanctuary it is beautiful and well maintained. There is a sign on the front tour that there are tours every half hour and a woman...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

My husband and I were the only ones on the tour. The young lady who showed us around and gave us the history of the Synagogue was excellent!! She knew all of the Hebrew names for the Ark and the other items there. I was...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

We had a lovely young woman give us a nice talk about the Synagogue - current operation and history. They are very small - limited hours/days for tours but I believe they can schedule if needed. More modest of course than the Synagogues in Florence...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

This present synagogue designed by Zanobi del Rosso in 1786 has an unobtrusive exterior, quite plain, and is unnoticeable/ unremarkable.....But inside is an exquisitely painted and decorated synagogue with beautiful bible verses illuminated in carved gold letters with deep blue backgrounds. The double height walls...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

It was so interesting seeing this small but lovely synagogue. It's locked, with a hand written sign posted as to when it will open for the next tour. If you come to the door at that time you can get in. When we went there...More

Thank lindaesacramento
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

Jewish Italy is fascinating. Many know of the synagogues in Venice, the beautiful shuls in Florence and Rome. But the stories from Siena and Pitigliano are equally compelling. We were fortunate to stay with the Fiorentini family, who graciously showed us their shul. Compare this...More

Thank RaymondAsher
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

This is a must. Open most days except shabbat and holidays. Times of opening on their website. We were shown round by a very nice lady who was part of the community which is only 50 people. Very interesting talk on the history. If you...More

Thank maxine2016
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

The Synagogue of Siena has a very modest-looking facade to compare with other synagogues in Italy. In fact it's just a plain building. If not for two marble plaques at the door commemorating Siena's holocaust victims it could be easily missed. We were there on...More

Thank Ron S
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

The building is only open on certain days and times. When we were there only one person was working so se had to wait about 15 minutes for the next scheduled tour. Anna was friendly and very personable, friendly and knowledgeable. Well worth the stop.

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