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Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico

Via Luigi Carlo Farini 4, 50121, Florence, Italy
+39 055 245252
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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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"beautiful synagogue"
in 37 reviews
"jewish community"
in 26 reviews
"small museum"
in 26 reviews
"green dome"
in 8 reviews
"kosher restaurant"
in 7 reviews
"metal detector"
in 6 reviews
"heavy security"
in 4 reviews
"jewish experience"
in 3 reviews
"non jews"
in 3 reviews
"pomegranate trees"
in 3 reviews
"impressive building"
in 8 reviews
"interesting history"
in 8 reviews
"upper floor"
in 3 reviews
"guided tour"
in 9 reviews
"well worth the visit"
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"first floor"
in 3 reviews
"lockers"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank RandiFayeC
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank B J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Azalee99
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank David S
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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

Thank marcopolopaloalto
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Reviewed 30 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

Thank Lisa T
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Reviewed 20 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

Thank howy99
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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

1  Thank Titus D
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Reviewed 15 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 11 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
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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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Eli S
27 January 2018|
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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
17 September 2017|
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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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GalNeedsVacation
17 September 2017|
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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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