Sinagoga di Siena, Siena

4.5
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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  • Visit well organized, on time and quite complete. Interesting building content. Synagogue very accessible on foot from the old town and the Square of the Palio.
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  • We found this randomly on a walk through town. There is a sign on the tour for tour times. The provided guide was excellent. She talked about the synagogue as well as the community.  more »
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  • A gorgeous must see and you get great commentary on the rich Jewish history of Italy.
  • Lovely place, really interesting history
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