Synagogue & Jewish history
All over the centuries Jewish communities in Europe had to struggle for their existence yet not many know about their central role in transmitting culture during the Renaissance. Although the old Jewish ghetto of Florence has been destroyed in the XIX century, there are still evidences enough to talk about how life of the community was back then. The tour includes a visit of the Jewish Temple dating back to the XIX century and peculiar in Europe for its size and Moresque style. The tour can end at Sant’Ambrogio’s market to take a peek at our local food traditions and maybe have a taste in one of the many lunch places around the market, which include also a kosher restaurant. As the market closes around lunch time, I highly recommend to schedule this tour in the morning. For obvious reasons, visits to the Synagogue are not allowed on Shabbat and Jewish festivities.
Duration 3-4 hours (excluding lunch)