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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  • The premises of the old Jewish ghetto of Pitigliano, dug in the Tuff Cliff caves, with Windows that overlook the Valley, have a special charm. The environment is small and you visit soon and if you find yourself in Pitigliano I think it's worth devoting a quarter of an hour to see him.
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  • It's a place that tells the story of so many families. Does it reflect the fact that these people met in that place not only to pray but to live many special situations and food preparation. Useful for moral and religious reflections. Nice.
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  • The "little Jerusalem" is a rare and sincere attempt to share some Jewish culture in a historical context of the village, but does not affect how much I would have waited. Perhaps because the "Museum" was generic, not "Pitigliano"; the route is mostly underground, giving some idea of rooms carved into the stone. The synagogue is dignified but Spartan.
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  • 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!
  • 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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