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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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  • Via Pitigliano is one of the places to visit in order to know how they were spent in the ghetto of Pitigliano.
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  • Not to be missed, if you visit Pitigliano. It's a trip back in time (since the 14th century), with well described, the guided tour is relatively short and picking up the synagogue. It's a way to learn more about this religion persecuted for centuries. If you find it open, enter the next oven to try bread and desserts.
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  • In Pitigliano, where there were some families israelite flowed since 1400, many Jews after the substantial penalties made the Papal States since 1555 and the Grand Duchy of Tuscany from 1570: for its numerical importance this community in 1598 he erected a synagogue and was called "little Jerusalem". Now these places we can visit them as a Museum, because the racial persecution during the second world war and the exodus to the cities have reduced the Jews of Pitigliano to few people. It's a very interesting visit, also for the excellent organization of the Museum.
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