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Sinagoga di Siena

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Address: Vicolo delle Scotte 14, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Different from other synanogues in the north of Italy

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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.

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Small synagogue. We didn't find anything interesting to see in the small museum. Jewish travelers who enjoy touring synagogues might find this attraction interesting, but it's not one of the more interesting ones we've seen. The nearby Duomo, by the way, is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen, and the adjacent Biblioteca Piccolomini is also a must see.... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Only a half block off the main square of Siena is this charming synagogue. The people there are warm and eager to show you around and share the history of the community. It's beautiful inside but take the address -- you could pass right by the plain outside and not know it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

As you will ring the bell Anna will open the great door and welcome you with a smile. If the Rav Crescenzo Piattelli comes to meet you , please do not esitate to say a little prayer for you. Either to simply thank God , either to ask Him to protect us and our family. The Synagogue is beautiful!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

As we make our way through different temples and Jewish communities of Italy, the Sinagoga di Siena was a nice addition. You could miss it if you are not careful. It is not as ornate outside as the synagogues in Rome or Florence, but worth going in and hearing about the ghetto and the relationship of Jews and non-Jews in... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

You would walk right past this very ordinary exterior on an ordinary side street if you weren't seeking it out. Though not Jewish, I always seek out Europe's synagogues for the story of great human (& divine, I believe!) strength that each one has to tell. My Jewish friends booked a tour by email, on a Thursday afternoon (E4 each).... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

We stumbled on the historic Siena Synagogue by accident. It is hidden right in the heart of the city and welcomes visitors, but not marked in your typical tourist map or guide. The Synagogue is only steps away from Piazza del Campo. You would reach it by a small street at the left corner of Torre del Mangia. Very friendly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

The synagogue is spectacular, its history makes the experience even more enriching. Our guide gave told us the story of the synagogue along with the history of the jews of Siena. She was also able to contrast it with the experiences of the other jewish communities in Italy and the general political and social climates of each age. My wife... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

We didn't know what to expect: it's a very plain building with limited opening hours....we were lucky and found a time to go. The guide, a member of the community, told us a great deal about the history of the Jews of Siena...just fascinating. The building is unusual, and it's an active congregation dating back to Roman times, incredibly....Well worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

This is really an unmarked destination. One doesn't happen upon it, you need to seek it out, and it's worth it. You'll have a brief tour of the synagogue along with a history of the Jewish Ghetto and will leave with a greater understanding of the Jewish history in Siena as well as some insights into the building of this... More 

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