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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...more
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Went alone a few hours before my train to Rome on a Sunday morning in October. Aside from the rude old lady at the entrance, the experience was very worthwhile, enlightening and memorable. The beauty of the temple both inside and out was in and...More
During our trip to Florence, as part of tour wanted to visit Jewish place. We are from Israel. My husband disabled and we got discounts for getting in in every museum in Florence but not here... Were surprised, as jews wanted to visit sinagogue, should...More
We could not visit the Synagogue on May 1st, but we had done it during our first visit to Firenze, before the time of much needed tough security. We loved
its absolutely stunning interior, very elaborate and inspiring both for religious visitors and not (I...More
The building is very interesting, beautiful and impressive.
Services were kinda eh. Not air conditioned. Men and women have to sit separately. Ultra-orthodox “missionaries “ solicit you to join them for dinner after.
As an Ashkenazi, it was interesting to see and hear the...More
Wow what a wonderful place -a beautiful synagogue.
Remember to go and see the ladies gallery and also take in the museum and watch the video charting the history of the Jews of Florence.
It’s sad this place is guarded by the army and the...More
As our Florence tour guide left us, he mentioned that down the street from the square, there was a synagogue if we wanted to visit it....so after lunch we walked and almost gave up our quest, when this beautiful Moorish structure appeared. Beautiful on the...More
A huge synagogue, with a bitter history. It is not by chance, that almost in every synagogues there are exhibtions about the past. Here you can even watch a film about the history of the jews in Florence. Informative and nice synagogue.
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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
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 camera into the place, I wrote ahead and gained special permission. That small gesture is very much appreciated by the people there. When I arrived, they were very, very accommodating.