Italian Synagogue, Venice

Italian Synagogue, Venice

Built in 1575, last in order of time of the Synagogues constructed under the Venetian Republic, the Italian Synagogue is clearly recognizable from the outside by the 5 big arched windows and the small baroque dome over the apse. On the wall there is a crest with the inscription: “Holy Italian Community in the year 1575”, and a small tablet inscribed “in memory of the destruction of the Temple”. A small portal and very narrow stairs lead into the Synagogue which is less ornate than the others, which is almost certainly a proof of the modest economic conditions of the Community observing the Italian rite.

In the entrance hall, one may read that the Synagogue was restored in 5499 (1739) and opened in 5500 (1740).

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Sight Name: Italian Synagogue
Sight Location: Venice, Italy (See walking tours in Venice)
Sight Type: Religious
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