"The Synagogue" Great Synagogue - Tempio Maggiore Tip by christine.j


Looking down on Florence from the Piazzale Michelangelo you can see the tall building of the Synagogue with its greenish cupola. It's a beautiful building from the 19th century.
You're only allowed in side when there is a guided tour. The entrance fee covers both the tour and the entrance to the museum in the same building.
When we entered the synagogue, there was a tour going on, but it was in Italian. A few American tourists were there, looking around on their own, and we did the same. Once the tour was over, everybody had to leave the synagogue and could spend some time at the gift shop. Then the museum was opened.
This is a very small museum, basically just one room, with lots of items on exhibition. Explanations were in English, plus the very friendly tour guide told everybody that she'd answer any questions.
Due to security reasons, all cameras, cell phones, umbrellas and bags have to be left in lockers outside. If you happen to have too many coins in your wallet, this has to stay there as well. (I'm not sure though, how the owners of the gift shop inside like this rule.)

Address: Via Farini, 4

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  • Updated May 10, 2007
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