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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
Beautiful synagogue and easy to find if you have a map with directions. About 15 minute walk form Ponte Vecchio. Suggest researching Jewish history of Florence as it is helpful to understand the synagogue and city and its Jewish population. Walk though their small museum...More
Didn't mind security at all - I never do - safety first. But front desk and scarce personnel made this Synagogue feel much less "welcoming" than in Rome and Siena. The museum has nice exhibits and tells a story.
The sanctuary is very beautiful and...More
First of all: the map here on TA has the wrong street address for the Synagogue -- there are two streets with similar names, and the Synagogue is closer to the center than shows up on one of the TA maps.
This is a truly...More
beautiful big synagogue. small museum; i have seen much more in-depth presentations elsewhere. video presentation in Italian with no English subtitles. but at least this is a functioning temple. don't have large bags with you- everything must be locked in small lockers before you get...More
The Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico is one of the most beautiful synagogues in Europe, or anywhere else. This is a must see if you are Jewish. The museum is very small but worth seeing.
You can see a video of The Synagogue and...More
This synagogue built in the late 1870’s
Is one of the largest in Europe and this called the Great Synagogue or Tempio Maggiore. It was built with the donations of its President David Levi. It is built in the Moorish Revival style, reminiscent of Sephardic...More
An important part of florence history and so interesting. It is heartbreaking to see the stones with the lists of jews sent to concentration camps and the synagogue is beautiful. Best of all you get away from the duomo which is sadly overcrowded and walk...More
Don't be put off by the comments regarding security there were a few of soldiers in the vicinity but there are soldiers at other sites in Florence too! You do need to put your bags etc in a locked cabinet and unfortunately they wouldn't let...More
Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico is the old synagogue in Florence is the only synagogue still standing serving the local community. Its lavish in design, modeled to rival some of Florence's big cathedrals, and has a rich and interesting history.
This is the first...More
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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.