The Uffizi Gallery. This walking tour starts with a visit to the famous Uffizi Gallery. This splendid museum holds a vast collection of Renaissance artworks of Florence and a visit to the Synagogue.
The tour starts at the Colonna dell’Abbondanza in Piazza della Repubblica where the ancient Jewish ghetto and Renaissance market once stood. It was demolished when Florence became the capital city of Italy. As we travel through the city center, we reach the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral and the Baptistery where we can admire the Eastern door, better known as the Door of Paradise. We continue along via dell Oche. Two Synagogues once stood on this road – one of Italian extraction and one Spanish – before the Synagogue was built where we find it today. The next stop on our tour is the Academy, where the famous statue of David by Michelangelo is held. The museum houses the David and numerous other works by the great artist. From the Academy Gallery, the tour takes us to the Synagogue of Florence: the construction of this beautiful structure is the symbol of the Emancipation of the Jewish community in Italy. It was constructed between 1874 and 1882, and is, not surprisingly given the artistic context in which it was conceived, considered one of the most beautiful Synagogues in the world.
The tour ends with a visit inside the Synagogue and the adjacent Jewish Museum.
The tour takes 6 hours, roughly, and can be booked every day except on Saturday and Monday.
|Individual tours (groups of 1 to 6 participants)||€ 340,00|
|Small group tours (7 to 15 participants)||€ 400,00|
|Big group tours (from 16 to 40 participants)||€ 320,00|
|Audio device rentals (obligatory for big groups)||€ 2,50|
|Tickets to Synagogue and Museum||€5.00 – €6.50 – except firenzecard holders|
|Ticket Uffizi Gallery||€ 3,50 a € 6,50 – except firenzecard holders|
|Florence card options||to book click here http://www.firenzecard.it|
In summer, in the Synagogues and in all the churches, it is obligatory to wear clothes that respect the venue, and therefore covered shoulders, skirts and dresses that fall below the knee, and long trousers are a must. Additional apparel may be found inside (free inside the Synagogues and at a cost inside the churches).