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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  • I didn't expect to find a Jewish ghetto and a synagogue inside Pitigliano. I was impressed positively.
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  • A medieval town called Little Jerusalem as one can still visit in it the first synagogue of Italy, a museum and the Ghetto of jews in the city. The visit to the museum and the synagogue remains closed on Saturdays.
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  • I did not know that Pitigliano was home to a Jewish community, which was also protected during the persecution. It deserves to be seen and it is kept very well there is also a small museum plus the butcher's shop, the dry cleaner, the oven and then it accesses the synagogue. All well maintained. To taste the sweet "eviction"
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