Sinagoga di Siena, Siena

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Learn about Siena's Jewish community, past and present, at Sinagoga di Siena. In contrast to the building's beautiful interiors, its facade is strikingly plain due to strict building restrictions in effect during its 1786 construction, which prohibited Jews from building places of worship identifiable from the street. Simply ring the bell to enter and enjoy a guided tour of the history-rich synagogue, where you'll see prayer shawls, Kiddush cups, and centuries-old Torahs on display. Make sure to look up in the neoclassical sanctuary: the Baroque ceiling features an elaborate tablet presenting the Ten Commandments. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Siena holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Sinagoga di Siena and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Jewish Italy is fascinating. Many know of the synagogues in Venice, the beautiful shuls in Florence and Rome. But the stories from Siena and Pitigliano are equally compelling. We were fortunate to sta...  more »
  • The staff was friendly. The guide adapts to people not paralant neither Italian nor English. The Hebrew in Siena history is amazing. Place to discover.
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  • This is a must. Open most days except shabbat and holidays. Times of opening on their website. We were shown round by a very nice lady who was part of the community which is only 50 people. Very inter...  more »
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  • Beautiful synagogue hidden on a quite plain-seeming Siena street. We had a great tour with a very knowledgeable and patient guide who was happy to answer all our questions.
  • It s a very fascinating place in Siena. Near Piazza del Campo, in a very small and suggestive street. I cannot enter inside, maybe only jews can. But I was happy to walk around that places
  • Jewish and fun
  • By appointment only, check times online.
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To enjoy panoramic views of Siena's historical old town, check into a luxury hotel in the city center. If you are looking to escape the activity of the main tourist areas, consider staying at a hostel or guesthouse just outside the central areas. Private multi-room villas in the residential neighborhoods offer landscaped outdoor space and secure parking. For something a little different and considerably less expensive, explore one of many B&Bs in the vineyards and olive groves of Siena's countryside.
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