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. Plan to see Antico Ghetto e Sinagoga Pitigliano and other attractions that appeal to you using our Pitigliano trip builder tool.
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  • A truly unique experience, wandering through the underground chambers that once made up part of the Jewish ghetto - present since renaissance times, and ending with the fabulously restored synagogue.....  more »
  • The city has a unique story to tell about the Jewish community and the Jewish people that lived here or moved here for their protection prior to, during and after the WW2 period. Interesting...  more »
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