Synagogue in Florence
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Synagogue in Florence

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The synagogue of Florence is a truly fascinating monument. The harmony of its forms and the green of its dome adding lustre to the skyline of Florence.
Begun in November 1870 and officially opened in 1882. it was designed in the midst of the Italian Jews’ “Emancipation” which ensured that it was an extremely innovative and unique building. In fact, the Jewish synagogue of Florence is one of the most important examples anywhere in Europe of the exotic Moresque style combining elements of Arab, Romanesque and Byzantine art.
The prayer hall is a jewel in its own right. Its walls are painted with arabesques with gold highlights and geometrical motifs that uplift the visitor’s gaze towards the large dome over the crossing.
The imposing façade with its white travertine and pink limestone cladding, the copper-clad central dome and the towers on either side all come together to make it the “monumental synagogue worthy of Florence” envisaged by Cavalier David Levi in 1868 and still today the heart and soul of Jewish life in the city.

Opening hours

June to September:
Monday to Thursday 10.00 am – 6.30 pm | Friday 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

October to May:
Sunday to Thursday 10.00 am – 5.30 pm | Friday 10.00 am – 3.00 pm

Last tickets sold 45 minutes before closing time
The Synagogue and Museum are closed to visitors on Saturday and on Jewish holidays.


Full price: 6,50 euro

Concessions: 5 euro

Children aged 6 to 14; students aged 15 to 26; journalists; groups with a reservation; holders of tickets to the Synagogue and Jewish Museum of Siena.
Proof of identity is required and must be displayed

Free of charge

Children up to 6 years of age; handicapped visitors and their caregivers; holders of a valid Firenze Card; group leaders: 2 teachers for every 20 students; 1 leader for every group of 20 adults.

Advance booking fee € 1.00


Not to be missed


The museum inside the synagogue completes the visit with an experiential narrative of its construction and an exhibition of superb collections of items associated with Jewish ceremonial ritual and private and domestic devotion.

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