The Jewish presence in Florence dates to at least 1437, when the Florentine Republic called upon a group of resident Jews to restructure their banks to take over the indispensable function of lending money, thereby saving Christian bankers – and their souls – from the damning sin of usury. On this live virtual tour, we will walk the streets that date back to Roman times. See the original site of the very first Jewish Temple and the Piazza della Repubblica, the former location of the now-destroyed ghetto. Finally, see the crowning glory of the city’s Jewish community: the Grand Synagogue, hailed as one of the most beautiful in Europe.

Please note: The Museum’s virtual walking tours are live-only events and will not be available to watch after the event is over. Also, event times are in Eastern time; use this time zone converter to see what time it will be in the city being toured.