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Firenze’s Synagogue

For several years now, the Work of the Jewish Temple of Florence founded by Enzo Tayar, with Carlo Sadun, and with the secretary Avv. Andrea Torricelli and others, has developed various initiatives for the restoration of the Synagogue of Florence.
 Inaugurated in 1882, a few years after the Emancipation of Italian Jews, which took place in 1861 with the proclamation of the Unification of Italy, it is one of the most significant examples in Europe of the exotic Moorish style with Arab and Byzantine elements, which characterizes both the exterior, with the imposing facade covered with slabs of white travertine and pink limestone, the central dome and those of the side towers clad in copper (originally gilded), the portals in walnut, both the interiors and the furnishings in wood.