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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  • Small, ugly and especially hard to find, basically not even worth a visit, since there are much nicer churches in the city
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  • Small, collected, almost hidden. The visit is fascinating and tells a Siena often kept silent by the books. I recommend to check the opening hours in order to take advantage of the guided tour,
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  • Lovely place, really interesting history
  • Great little synagogue with a beautiful interior and history and the ticket comes with a friendly short tour (~20 minutes) from a very knowledgeable guide. Plus a decent assortment of gift shop items and the synagogue is right near the central part of Siena.
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