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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
+39 055 234 6654
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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

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Most Helpful Critical Review
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 1 week ago

The synagogue is built in moorish style, which is obvious from the first look - the first, magnificent look. The outside is pretty, lined with pink stone, but what's really breathtaking is the inside - the detailed paint and the altar really makes you sure...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful and historical Synagogue in Florence representing the significance of Jewish life in Florence

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 1 October 2018

Highly recommend. Shop in the Synagogue was also nice. We bought some beautiful judaica. Lots of security which is par for the course. Nice little kosher restaurant nearby as well.

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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

It took a long time to get through security. There was no tour. It was kind of depressing. Compared to the Synagogue tour in Rome, which was fantasic, it was nothing. I wish we had skipped it.

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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

The building is very interesting, beautiful and impressive. BUT 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

Thank Uri S
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

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

2  Thank Rhinos007
Reviewed 20 July 2018

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

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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.
16 September 2017|
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.
16 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