A Tour of Florence, enjoying every moment, focusing on artistic beauty, Florentine lifestyle, funny stories, mysteries and curiosities of this city.
The Synagogue and the Jewish Museum of Florence
The Synagogue of Florence, designed by architect Marco Treves and inaugurated in 1882, is one of the most architecturally beautiful in Europe of exotic Moresque style.
The exterior is characterized by its white travertine facade in limestone and pink. The beautiful dome of green is the only one in Florence coated with copper.
Inside the walls are enriched with rich mosaics and wall decorations with arabesques and other interesting geometric patterns.
The Jewish Museum, founded in 1981, is arranged on two floors inside the synagogue and documents, on the one hand, the history of Jews in Florence over the centuries, and extraordinary devotion to home furnishings that illustrate the founding moments of life (birth, marriage, religious majority) and public holidays. You can also visit the Jewish cemetery.
The Jewish world is certainly not the traditional imagery linked to the Tuscan capital, famous around the world rather as ‘the cradle of the Renaissance’, the city of Dante and Michelangelo. Yet it is precisely in a heyday of the city’s history – the fifteenth – that a Jewish community settled in Florence, to become a continuing part of the city’s history, contributing to its economic and cultural development.
The visit aims to illustrate the reality of local history, but it can also be integrated with introductory topics related to Judaism in general, and will take place on foot in the city center, including a visit