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Piccola Gerusalemme di Maremma, 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 Piccola Gerusalemme di Maremma. 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 Piccola Gerusalemme di Maremma 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
    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... 
    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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  • Nice museum and very informative path for young and old to discover the history, traditions and life spent inside the Jewish Ghetto. Very recommended to spend some time visiting the city of Pitigliano
  • The visit to the museum is interesting with the various sensory and virtual itineraries. This experience is worth having

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