Florence Jewish Quarter History Private Walking Tour

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Discover the traces of Jewish history, culture and heritage in Florence’s Old Town, with highlights such as Florence Cathedral and Santa Croce Basilica.

Highlights

  • Explore Florence's Jewish Quarter with a 5 Star History Expert Guide
  • Immerse yourself in Jewish history and myths
  • Discover hidden Jewish symbolism in the highlights of Florence
  • Learn about the arrests, deportations and the Holocaust
  • Save time with skip-the-line ticket to Great Synagogue & JewishMuseum (3H Only)

Description

Join us on this original Jewish tour to follow in the footsteps of Jewish people in Florence from their first arrival in the 14th-century, through World War II, to present day. Discover the most important Jewish heritage sites, synagogues, and kosher restaurants in the Old Town and Jewish Quarter. Immerse yourself in the little-known Jewish history of Tuscany! Book a 2-hour Jewish tour of Florence. Our Local History Expert-Guide will meet you at a convenient meeting point next to Florence Cathedral. Did you know that this iconic church features a Jewish inscription of the 10 Commandments? You will discover many traces of Jewish heritage on this tour, as the guide will take you to Piazza della Repubblica, the location of the Old Market where commercial trade took place and where Florence’s Jewish Ghetto was established. You will learn about the role of Jewish people in commerce and their connection to the powerful Medici family as you walk around Piazza della Signoria, home to Palazzo Vecchio. The guide will show you the hidden Star of David on the facade of the Santa Croce Basilica, and take you to the former Jewish Quarter, where many of the Jews moved after the Ghetto was demolished. Highlights include the Great Synagogue. At the end of the tour, you can visit the Balagan Café or another kosher restaurant recommended personally by your Private Guide! Choose the 3-hour option to visit the Great Synagogue and Jewish Museum in Florence. Skip-the-line tickets are included to save time. The Great Synagogue was one of the most important synagogues built in Europe in the age of the Jewish emancipation. The synagogue houses the Jewish Museum, where religious items and clothing are displayed. There are also exhibits commemorating the Holocaust victims. It’s a great place to learn more about the history of Jews in Florence.

Includes

Private Walking Tour of Florence's Jewish Quarter with the Great Synagogue and Jewish Museum (number of attractions depends on the selected option) Licensed Guide who is fluent in the language of your choice Expert commentary on the history of Florence's Jewish community Skip-the-line tickets to the Great Synagogue and Jewish Museum (3-hour option only) Tips on the best kosher shops, restaurants and cafes

Important Information

  • Please check your email the day before the tour to receive important information. Please note that the number of attractions depends on the selected option. Tours inside the Great Synagogue and Jewish Museum are not included in a 2-hour option. Skip-the-line tickets to the Great Synagogue and Jewish Museum grant you immediate entry at your booked time, without waiting in line at the ticket office. The Great Synagogue is an active place of worship, so interior tours during scheduled events (such as Sabbath, prayer times, concerts etc) are limited. Please dress and act appropriately. Yarmulkes (the proper attire to visit the synagogue) are available on site free of charge. For the comfort of all guests, it is best to have 1 licensed guide per maximum of 25 guests. If there are 26-50 people in your group, we will provide the service of 2 licensed guides so that all guests can get the best experience, ask questions and hear the guide well.

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