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wish quarter Tour in Florence Italy”, an itinerary to discover a living community, between
past and present

Florence Jewish quarter tour

1)  Departure:

Jewish Tour Florence – Walking tour, 3 hours:
Via dei Ramaglianti (formerly Via dei Giudei) in Oltrarno
Piazza della Signoria
Orsanmichele
Piazza della Repubblica (ex ghetto)
Gates of Paradise at Bapstistery (Duomo)
Synagogue of Florence
Half-day 3 hours.
Outdoor tour is available every day.
The tour of the Synagogue is not available on Saturdays and on Jewish festivities.

2) Departure:

Florence Jewish quarter Tour – Walking tour, 4 hours:
Via dei Ramaglianti (formerly Via dei Giudei) in Oltrarno
Piazza della Signoria
Orsanmichele
Piazza della Repubblica (ex ghetto)
Gates of Paradise at Bapstistery (Duomo)
Accademia Gallery (Michelangelo’s David)
Synagogue of Florence
Half-day 4 hours.
Outdoor tour is available every day.
The tour of the Synagogue is not available on Saturdays and on Jewish festivities.
Accademia Gallery is closed on Mondays.

3) Departure:

Florence Jewish quarter Tour – Walking tour, 6 hours Full-Day including stop for kosher lunch:
Via dei Ramaglianti (formerly Via dei Giudei) in Oltrarno
Piazza della Signoria
Orsanmichele
Piazza della Repubblica (ex ghetto)
Gates of Paradise at Bapstistery (Duomo)
Accademia Gallery Museum (Michelangelo’s David)
Kosher lunch at Ruth’s or Ba’ Ghetto
Synagogue of Florence
Full-day 6 hours.
Outdoor tour is available every day.
The tour of the Synagogue is not available on Saturdays and on Jewish festivities.
Accademia Gallery is closed on Mondays.

History of the Jewish community in Florence:
Even if the Florentine Jewish community today is not very large, its extremely interesting history is
closely connected with that of the Medici family. While Cosimo the Elder and Lorenzo the
Magnificent dei Medici had a positive relationship with the jewish community, Cosimo I
“technically” created the ghetto, the third in Italy in order of time.  The tour is also enriched by the
curiosities about the relationships with other Tuscan communities such as those of Livorno, Pisa
and Siena, as well as by the search for some “pietre d’inciampo” (stumbling stones) by the artist
Gunter Demnig recently placed by the Municipality of Florence in various  points of Tour Florence Travel Guide


Jewish Quarter Tour in Florence

We’re pleased to have you on tour-florence.info for our Florence Jewish Quarter Tour! Discover the rich cultural heritage of Florence’s Jewish community and the fascinating history that’s shaped this neighbourhood. Explore the history, traditions, and landmarks that make the Florence Jewish Quarter one of Italy’s most popular places to visit. 

Overview 

Learn about the Jewish heritage of Florence and the significant contributions they made to the city’s history as a result of their ancient roots. Florence has maintained an integral cultural tapestry throughout its history, including the Jewish Quarter. 

 

Tour Highlights

 

Synagogue of Florence 

Your journey begins at the magnificent Synagogue of Florence, a building that reflects both Moorish and Byzantine influences. Discover the story of the construction of this iconic synagogue and the significance of its role as a symbol of faith and resilience. 

Jewish Museum 

Embrace the rich history of the Jewish community by exploring the exhibits at the Jewish Museum, which is housed within the synagogue complex. Get a glimpse of Florence’s Jewish past and present through artefacts, documents, and artworks. 

Piazza della Repubblica 

Taking a stroll around Piazza della Repubblica in Florence, you will find a mixture of ancient and modern architecture. Get a better understanding of the historical significance of this square in relation to the Jewish Quarter and its transformation over time. 

Via dei Calzaiuoli 

Wander along Via dei Calzaiuoli, one of Florence’s most famous shopping streets, and learn about its Jewish history. Take a stroll down this vibrant avenue and discover hidden stories and historic landmarks. 

Ancient Synagogue 

Take a tour of Florence’s ancient synagogue, one of the last remaining examples of Florence’s Jewish community’s resilience. Find out how its destruction led to its rebuilding and the efforts that were made to preserve its memory. 

Local Stories and Traditions 

Our knowledgeable guides will share fascinating stories, legends, and anecdotes about the Jewish Quarter and its residents. Learn about the daily lives of Jews and the challenges they have faced throughout history. 

Kosher Delicacies 

You will have the opportunity to sample the flavours and recipes of the Jewish Quarter by visiting the local kosher food stores and eateries. You will be able to experience the culinary delights of the Jewish Quarter with a visit to local kosher shops and eateries. 

Our tour will provide you with an unforgettable exploration of the Florence Jewish Quarter, allowing you to gain a deeper understanding of the unique multicultural fabric that has shaped this remarkable city. This tour offers a unique perspective on Florence’s rich heritage, whether you are a history buff, cultural enthusiast, or simply curious to discover more. Take part in this enlightening tour today and discover Florence’s rich heritage for yourself.

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