La Sinagoga Suite, wonderful apartment

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  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Apartment

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 3

Sleeps: 6

Type: Apt. / Condo

La Sinagoga Suite, wonderful apartment

Elegant and very bright apartment of about 200 mq. with an extraordinary view of the wonderful synagogue , Totally redecorated in November 2013.

The apartment is on the first floor ( with lift) of a prestigious building of the XVIII century: It is quiet and fully furnished, composed of 3 bedrooms ( all bathrooms en-suite) : 2 of them with king size bed, the other with 2 single beds

As you enter the apartment you will find a bright, elegant and spacious living room ( with wonderful and original frescoes ceiling), 2 sofas and a huge wooden bookcase; at the bottom of the room there is the fully furnished kitchen ( separable with a partition ...Read more

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Mariangela Minervini

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La Sinagoga Suite, wonderful apartment
Florence, Tuscany, Italy

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The wonderful Synagogue is just in front of the suite!
All the monuments are just within few minutes walking away. At few m. from the flat you have refine shops, grocery, bakery...theatre, traditional florentine restaurants, fashion bars, cafes. etc..
Private parking on request
The nearest airport is Amerigo Vespucci (Peretola) Airport in Florence about 25 minutes taxi ride . However, flights often tend to be cheaper to Pisa which is only an hour away by car. A cheap bus service (10 euros one way) connects Pisa airport to the heart of the city of Florence where it stops at the centrally located Santa Maria Novella train station. It's then 20 minute walk to the property or 5 minutes by taxi.
Moreover, Lucca, Pisa, Arezzo, Siena, Bologna and beaches are all within an hours' train or bus journey from Florence, and train and bus stations are with 20 minute walk from the property.
Historical note:
The synagogue was built between 1874 and 1882. The architects were Mariano Falcini, Professor Vincente Micheli, and Marco Treves, who was Jewish. Their design integrated the architectural traditions of the Islamic and Italian worlds.
Layers of travertine and granite alternate in the masonry, creating a striped effect like that of the Siena Cathedral. Old photographs show bold red and beige stripes, but the bold colors of the stone have faded over time, leaving a more mottled effect.
The overall form of the synagogue is the cruciform plan of Hagia Sophia emulated by so many mosques. The corner towers are topped with horseshoe-arched towers themselves topped with onion domes in the Moorish Revival style. Three horseshoe arches form the main entrance, above it rise tiers of ajimez windows, with their paired horseshoe arches sharing a single column.
Inside the building "every square inch is covered with colored designs," in Moorish patterns. The interior mosaics and frescoes inside are by Giovanni Panti. Giacomo del Medico designed the great arch.
During World War II Fascist soldiers used the synagogue as a vehicle garage. In August 1944 retreating German troops worked with Italian Fascists to destroy the synagogue, but the Italian resistance managed to defuse most of the explosives. Only a limited amount of damage was done. The synagogue was restored after the war. It was restored again after damage by massive flooding in 1966.

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