Jewish Florence: Between past and present

Sites Visited

Piazza della Signoria
Piazza della Repubblica
Synagogue of Florence

Even if the Florentine Jewish community today is not very large, its extremely interesting history is closely connected with that of the Medici family.

While Cosimo the Elder and Lorenzo the Magnificent de Medici had a positive relationship with the jewish community, Cosimo I “technically” created the ghetto, the third in Italy in oder of time.

The tour is also enriched by the curiosities about the relationships with other Tuscan communities such as those of Livorno, Pisa and Siena, as well as by the search for some “pierre d’inciampo” (stumbling stones) by the artist Gunter Demnig recently placed by the Municipality of Florence in various points in the city.

3 hours Walking tour. Sites visited during the Private Tour:

  • Via dei Ramaglianti (formally Via dei Giudei) in Oltrarno
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Orsanmichele
  • Piazza della Repubblica
  • Via delle Oche
  • Gates of Paradise at Bapstistery (Duomo)
  • Palazzo Medici / Riccardi
  • Synagogue of Florence (The tour of the synagogue is not available on Saturdays, or on Jewish festivities).

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