Vercelli Synagogue

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Vercelli Synagogue
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Basic information
Location Vercelli, Italy
Affiliation Orthodox Judaism
Rite Italki
Status Active
Website Vercelli ebraica
Architectural description
Architect(s) Marco Treves
Architectural style Moorish revival
Completed 1878

The Vercelli Synagogue (Italian: Tempio Israelitico) is a synagogue in Vercelli, Italy.[1]

The synagogue, located at Via Foà 70, was built in 1878. It was designed by Marco Treves, an architect born in Vercelli who also designed the Great Synagogue of Florence.[2]

The Moorish Revival synagogue features red-and-white masonry courses and a flat, tripartite facade with a raised central portion, that resembles a number of other European and American synagogues with designs inspired by Vienna's Leopoldstädter Tempel, by architect Ludwig Förster.[3]

A major restoration project was launched in 2007.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pugliese, Stanislao G., ed. (2002) The Most Ancient of Minorities: the Jews of Italy. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press ISBN 0-313-31895-6; p. 174
  2. ^ March 5, 2009 Vercelli -- Synagogue under Restoration [1]
  3. ^ March 5, 2009 Vercelli -- Synagogue under Restoration [2]
  4. ^ Beni da salvare 8 - La sinagoga di Vercelli esempio tangibile dell’emancipazione ebraica [3]

Coordinates: 45°19′32.69″N 8°25′33.1″E / 45.3257472°N 8.425861°E / 45.3257472; 8.425861