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Italy Jewish Community: Comunita Ebraica di Firenze, Via Luigi Carlo Farini, 4, Florence 50121; (055) 245252 [October 2001]

In the courtyard of the Florence Synagogue (Via L.C. Farini 4, tel. 245-252) is the Martyr's Memorial, a large marble tablet with the names of 248 Florentine Jews who perished during the Nazi period. The Jewish Museum also is located there. [2000]

Synagogue. The 1882 Moorish building was designed by three architects: Treves, Falcini and Micheli, who were inspired by Constantinople's Hagia Sophia. The interior features wood and bronze carvings, marble floors, mosaics and long stained glass windows. The Nazis used the building as a garage for military vehicles. Two restorations were done, one after the Second World War and another after a devastating flood in 1966. A plaque commemorates the 248 Jews deported by the Nazis from Florence. [January 2001]

Jewish Florence. History. [February 2010]

Via di Caciolle 13 Cemetery: 16 +39.055.416723. Hours:

October-March: Sunday-Friday 8.30 AM-12 PM and 2 PM-4 PM
April-June and September: Sunday-Friday 8.30 AM-12 PM and 2 PM-5:30 PM
July-August: Sunday-Friday 8.30 AM-12 PM

Cemetery dates from 1870. Three monumental chapels on the main avenue: 1. Levi family pyramid shape recalling Egyptians tombs, 2. Servadio family from about 1875 and 3. Franchetti family chapel probably planned by architect Treves. [February 2010]

Via Ludovico Ariosto 16 Old Cemetery: just outside the San Frediano gate on Viale Ludovico Ariosto. The actual cemetery is that situated in Via di Caciolle at Rifredi, a suburb of the town, built on Marco Treves' plan. Inside, nearby the entrance, you can see the funerary chapel, in classical style and central plan. In the most ancient side there are very valuable chapels and tombs. photos. Photos of "old cemetery". Last burial with photo and story. Although other cemeteries existed before this one, none remain. Created in 1777, the cemetery was closed in 1870, but one final burial was made in 1944. Visits to the Cemetery are possible by previous appointment (tel. 055/245252) c/o Museum of Jewish Art and History in Via Farini. Open only on the first Sunday morning of the month from 10 am to noon or by reservation: 055.2346654 and costs three euros to enter. The cemetery was founded in 1777 and closed in 1880, when the cemetery in Rifredi on via Delle Caciolle opened. The cemetery was to be restored by the City of Florence in cooperation with the Jewish Community of Florence. Local Christians tried to clean up the Nazi destruction, but some headstones were re-placeed upside-down because they could not read Hebrew. The city offered funding but the Italian government stopped the funding. Restoration This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . [February 2010]

The Church of Santa Croche Cemetery: 1 burial, i.e., the Jewish architect, who designed The Church of Santa Croche, at his request, was buried there.

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