Great Synagogue of Florence

The Great Synagogue of Florence was built from 1874 to 1882, shortly after the Florentine ghetto and its two synagogues ceased to function in 1848. The construction of this Moorish style synagogue was made possible thanks to the bequest of David Levi, an Italian Jewish poet and academic.

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