Sinagoga Scolanova

Sinagoga Scolanova, Trani

Sinagoga Scolanova
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Juergen
Rome, Italy28 contributions
Synagogue in the Jewish qaurter
Jul. 2020
Historical structure more than 800 years old later transformed in a chapel. Excellent place to get to know the story of Jewish inhabitants in Trani serving for the important trade with the Orient.
Written 20 July 2020
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maisonmann
Greater London, UK6 contributions
The oldest working synagogue
May 2019 • Couples
We had a fascinating talk from the holder of the keys. There used to be 4 synagogues in Trani until the Jews were expelled (or killed). This was used as a church for 500 years and only recently restored.
Written 30 May 2019
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DrAndrewWHarrell
Vicksburg, MS125 contributions
One of the oldest in italy
Apr. 2019 • Solo
This one room synagogue is one of the oldest actively worshipping synagogues in Italy, and perhaps the oldest one in South Italy. There is a large front mantel obtaining the Ten Commandments in Hebrew which I attempted to read to the group since the tour guide was a young Catholic who did,t read Hebrew. Got as far as the first five before our Vanderbilt group lecturer interrupted me and said, “Andrew, we don’t have time for this.”
Written 10 May 2019
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Malin R
Stockholm, Sweden9 contributions
We loved it
Aug. 2018 • Friends
Since we couldn’t find any opening hours online, we took a chance and managed to arrive just in time for the opening of the synagogue (11 o’clock) and therefore timed a very interesting guided tour (all in one place as the synagogue is one-room). The guide was very sweet and knowledgable, and she also managed to sprinkle some humour into the tumultuous past of Trani’s Jewish community.

It was a privilege to be able to learn about such an important, and for us—unknown, part of European history! Since the trajectory of Trani’s Jewish community was effected by larger ideological and political changes in Europe, we were given some insight into the larger scheme of things during the Middle Ages.

Besides the historic tour, our guide also included tidbits about Jewish religious rituals and customs. We enjoyed it a lot and really recommend anyone with an interest in history to visit!
Written 24 August 2018
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tedgatti F
Lytham St Anne's, UK1,113 contributions
A Lucky Find!
May 2018 • Couples
We were lucky enough to find the Synagogue just opening and the lady who had the keys was kind enough to offer us a tour and history of the Synagogue and the Jewish community in Trani for a small donation to the building.

It was extremely interesting. The synagogue was converted into a Church when under French rule and although it has now been converted back there is still a 'Madonna and Child' fresco behind a curtain.
Written 27 June 2018
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FYL003
Chicago, IL1,088 contributions
A walk by
Oct. 2017 • Friends
A stop included in the old city tour. A continuous practicing synagogue. It is a simple building. We did not go inside.
Written 9 October 2017
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marijansesvete
Zagreb, Croatia1,679 contributions
Interesting monument, but closed in the middle of a day
Jul. 2016 • Friends
We were much interested to visit the medieval jewish community, one of the rare in Apulia, but the synagogue was closed between 12 and 15. The people there could accomodate to tourists' needs if they want tourism in their town.
Written 16 July 2016
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Steven M
Sydney, Australia144 contributions
A visit here can be included in your ticket to the diocesan museum
Jun. 2016 • Friends
The old synagogue has been thoughtfully restored. Here you can see the buildings history of use over the centuries, from a synagogue to the church of Santa Anna. The building, the inscriptions in stone and the original and facsimile documents tell of how ancient, active and important the Jewish community was in Trani. I found the original Mezuzah from the rabbi's house particularly moving. Trani itself is a spectacular town and not to be missed. It is probably one of my favourite places in the whole of Puglia. You can see the Synagogue if you purchase a ticket at the diocesan museum and ask for it to include the Museo Ebbraico. Make sure you don't miss the typewriters at the Diocesan Museum as well!
Written 5 June 2016
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