Antico Ghetto e Sinagoga Pitigliano, Pitigliano

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Often considered Italy's "Little Jerusalem," Pitigliano is an excellent place to dive into Italo-Jewish history, and there is perhaps no better starting point than Antico Ghetto e Sinagoga Pitigliano. The gold-and-white synagogue was built in 1598 and boasts carved pews, a wooden pulpit, and a Holy Ark. Though the synagogue is rarely used today, you can still check out the venues for the ritual bath, the striking of unleavened bread, and the kosher butcher and winery. Surrounding the synagogue is the ghetto, where you can find a labyrinth of alleys, winding staircases, small squares, and shops. This historical ghetto served as the center of the Jewish community in Pitigliano for many centuries, and is a charming place to lose yourself in today. Plan to see Antico Ghetto e Sinagoga Pitigliano and other attractions that appeal to you using our Pitigliano trip builder tool .
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  • Not to be missed! Interesting to see how they lived, learn the customs, see the environments and make a reflection about the concentration camps.
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  • If you are interested in the Jewish world and its customs would say it is worth visiting this Museum, which explains the conduct of daily life in the Jewish quarter and was like bakery and butchery activities, ect. in the ghetto.
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  • The Museum is small, full of typical objects of the Jewish religion. There are stone rooms where maintaining the different moments of daily life (bakery, butcher, bathrooms, cellars for wine. We took the audio guide but is really boring because everything takes a lot and download the phone because it's a device that works with the phone. I have enjoyed visiting, however my daughter has felt all audio and said he understood and learned many things. The staff is not very friendly.
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  • What a beautiful synagogue! What a pity there is no-one to pray there, anymore. (But the ladies at the museum were very kind and they let me in whenever I wanted to.)
  • חיי קהילה יהודית בלב ליבה של טוסקנה! מוזיאון קטן שמספר את סיפורה של הקהילה היהודית בפוטיליאנו. כולל מקווה, יקב, חדר לאפיית מצות ובית כנסת יפיפיה שעדיין נמצא בשימוש. המוזיאון עצמו ודפי המידע היו יכולים להיות טיפה יותר מעמיקים אבל סף הכל חוויה מעניינת מאוד!
  • The place of worship of "little Jerusalem"
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  • Interesting but maybe a bit high on entrance ticket than what actually is there to see
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  • Girder closed ... on the other hand there were 2 soldiers armed to the teeth ...
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