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Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico

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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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Via Luigi Carlo Farini 4, 50121, Florence, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 March 2015

This quiet space is ghostlike becuase it is a remnant of a once thriving and prosperous and influential ancient Jewish Community in Florence, greatly diminished by the deporation of Italian Jews to Nazi German death camps mainly in Poland. It is a bit hard to...More

6  Thank kmeloff
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Reviewed 3 November 2008

My entire trip to Italy was marred by my experience at Tempio Maggiore. When I made the pilgrimage to this reknowned house of my own people (I am Jewish), I was rejected at the door because I couldn't stay a full hour for minchah service...More

20  Thank erubyc
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank marcopolopaloalto
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

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

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

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

2  Thank Titus D
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Make an appointment in advance via email and be treated like a king. A stunning building with very tight security. We met with the Director of the Congregation who was magnificently friendly and accommodating. Attend services on Friday evenings.

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Such a special experience, just beautiful inside. Take a break from all the churches to experience this. We were lucky to have a docent answer all our questions and tell us a bit about the history of the building. We practically had the whole place...More

1  Thank ImOffNewJersey
Reviewed 19 January 2018

When you pass an overwhelming security control and enter the synagogue building, you see the signs directing you to the museum. Museum is quite small, and in my opinion not quite educative and not very interesting unless you’re particularly interested in Jewish culture. Don’t miss...More

Thank NikolayG
Reviewed 3 January 2018

I spent two hours visiting this beautiful synagogue and its museum, then enjoyed the sunshine on a bench in the beautiful garden. The bookshop let me down, I would have expected a bigger choice of Judaica literature. Overall a lovely place to visit - and...More

Thank Jaime M
Reviewed 21 December 2017

We didn't plan to visit, but walked past and decided to have a peek-a-boo anyway.We were not disappointed. The synagogue isn't old, but it has an interesting history. There is also a small museum with 'artefacts' of the Jewish faith, which is interesting if you...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

This beautiful synagogue was a surprising jewel. So worth the stop. The sanctuary was spectacular and the small museum at the top was a pleasant surprise.

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Eli S
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Response from melverus | Reviewed this property |
you just need to go there. there are people who will answer any questions inside.
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GalNeedsVacation
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Response from alanjgreenhalgh | Reviewed this property |
Probably. They are very welcoming to visitors. I would write ahead to make certain you have a reservation. The sinogoga is an amazing place.
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Response from alanjgreenhalgh | Reviewed this property |
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
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