Great Synagogue of Florence

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Great Synagogue of Florence information

Location
Florence , Italy
Address
Via Luigi Carlo Farini 6
Telephone
+390 55 234 66 54
More information
www.firenzebraica.net
Prices
€5
Opening hours
10am-3pm Sun-Thu, until 6pm Apr-Sep
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Built in the 1870s just after the Jewish community in Italy had gained full emancipation after centuries of persecution, this vast synagogue is a beautiful, polychrome hodgepodge of Islamic, Jewish and Christian religious architecture that recalls the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. A small museum documents the history of Jewish Florence.