Jewish Florence Walks
This 3-hour private walking tour will retrace the history of the Jewish community in Florence from the 13th century to nowadays. The guide will meet you at the entrance to the city’s monumental synagogue, which dates back to the 19th century and boasts a splendid Moorish style. The first and second floors house the Museum of Hebraic Art & Culture, displaying a rich collection of ceremonial objects and documents about the city’s Jewish heritage. The guide will show you also the former site of the city’s Jewish Ghetto in Piazza della Repubblica, as well as some of the city’s most famous sights with links to the Jewish history, such as the “Gates of Paradise” , the bronze doors designed by Lorenzo Ghiberti for the north entrance of the Baptistery that feature symbols and images of the relationship between the Jewish and Christian cultures.
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What's included :
- Entrance fee to Synagogue and Jewish Museum
- Expert Local Guide
- Entry/Admission - Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico, Via Luigi Carlo Farini 4, 50121, Florence Italy
The Great Synagogue of Florence or Tempio Maggiore is one of the largest synagogues in South-central Europe, situated in Florence, in Italy. The synagogue of Florence was one of the most important synagogues built in Europe in the age of the Jewish emancipation, reached by the Jewish communities living in the Grand Duchy of Tuscany in 1848.
Duration: 2 hours
Pass By: Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza della Repubblica, Florence, Tuscany
Piazza della Repubblica was the former site of the city’s Jewish Ghetto. The Jewish Ghetto imposed by Cosimo I collected the city's Jews into a portion of this space. The ghetto contained both an Italian and a Spanish or Levantine synagogue.
Pass By: Battistero di San Giovanni, Piazza San Giovanni, 50122, Florence Italy
The Baptistery of St. John is a religious building with an octagonal structure. It is one of the oldest buildings of Florence, built in the 11th century following the style of the Pisan Romanesque architecture. The Baptistery is located across from the Cathedral of Florence and Giotto’s Bell Tower.
Departure Point :Synagogue and Jewish Museum of Florence, Via Luigi Carlo Farini, 6, 50121 Firenze FI, Italy
Return Detail :Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.