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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  • A well maintained and managed historical site. Don't miss taking a guided tour if you're in the area. You'll learn a lot - and it doesn't take long.  more »
  • Very interesting visit to the site of the old synagogue and ghetto. Saw a video about the Jewish cemetery, which we could see but not find the way in. Must explore more thoroughly next time!  more »
  • During my first extended visit to Lazio and central Italy many years ago long before the range of calendar dates suitable for indicating the time of my visit were made available for completing this re...  more »
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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!
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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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