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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. Arrange to visit Antico Ghetto e Sinagoga Pitigliano and other attractions in Pitigliano using our Pitigliano trip generator.
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  • Well worth a visit. Rich in testimonies of past life in the Jewish quarter, from everyday life to prayer in the synagogue.
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  • Very specifically the existence of a neighborhood with shops, characteristics and place of Jewish worship. The synagogue is enriched by other rooms that provide an overview of Jewish culture and religion. All very nice and helpful. Recommended.
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  • Very interesting and helpful in preserving the historical memory. Excavated in the Tuff environments are characteristic (basement, diving environments, oven). The slaughterhouse is closed by a lattice, I think for restoration. You can't go into conciatoi due to flooding. The Museum is small but has some useful elements to understand the Jewish culture.
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