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Synagogue, Siena

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Learn about Siena's Jewish community, past and present, at Synagogue. 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. Use our Siena trip itinerary maker to visit Synagogue on your trip to Siena, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I am a gentleman who is disabled, wheelchair users. Thanks to a blurb in the paper, I became aware that even in Siena is the synagogue, so I went to visit it. The Jewish community of this town is very small (a few dozen people), and so in this sacred place very few religious services are held there. The synagogue acts more like a museum. At the entrance, to get past the kerbs, a ramp has been taken. Once inside, with the help of a stair lift, you can quite easily reach the mosque. Thanks to an elevator, finally, you can also visit the Museum. For those interested, I recommend that you call ahead to arrange a visit.
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  • There is a guide, you will get a lot from listening to her. Special place, like the other synagogues is takes you to the past. 
  • Still, we were guided Siena, which may not have all the features of the synagogue with botle. Alone is not sufficient Jewish community was opened only once a month for worship.
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  • 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