Florence Synagogue and Jewish Museum Tour

Enjoy a Florence Synagogue and Jewish Museum Tour with a great guide! A private guided walk of Florence’s Jewish history and one of Europe’s largest synagogues.

Florence Synagogue and Jewish Museum Tour

Discover the rich local Jewish history of the Renaissance on a visit to some of Florence’s most impressive sites.

Highlights of the private Jewish Florence Tour include:

  • See Florence in a whole new light
  • Visit the grandiose Piazza Repubblica to find out about its ancient Jewish ghetto and hear about when and why it was abolished
  • Go to the Ponte Vecchio to learn about the location of a Jewish settlement wiped out in the 1944 bombings
  • See the Baptistery doors in Piazza Duomo, which tell Old Testament stories
  • Discover the Medici family connections with the local Jewish population
  • Hear about how Dominican Friar Savonarola expelled the Medici family from their ruling position and declared Florence the New Jerusalem
  • Learn how Savonarola interacted with the local Jewish people throughout this tumultuous period of Florentine history
  • Enter the Great Synagogue, including the Jewish museum. Find out about the burial of Jews here.
  • And last but not least, discover where to enjoy Kosher food

Tour Details

The finer tour details:

Dress code: men and women must be dressed appropriately for entry into the Great Synagogue

Includes: entry to the Great Synagogue

Excludes: optional gratuities

Length: 3 hours

Meeting Point

We’ll confirm the meeting point with you after booking.
If you would like a private transfer to the meeting point please choose the optional add-on.


Knees and shoulders must be covered to enter the churches! Travelling in hot weather? Don’t worry, you can drape a shawl over your shoulders.

If you enjoyed your tour and would like to give your guide a token of appreciation, tips are happily accepted. When asked, the office staff recommends whatever amount you feel comfortable with giving.

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