Find a bed and breakfast in Piazza Giotti in Trieste, in the center of the new part of Trieste, where you can visit one of the most impressive synagogues in Europe or spend time in the historic Caffè San Marco. A short distance away you will find one of the green roads of the city center: avenue Viale XX Settembre.
The synagogue, inaugurated in the 1912, following the designs of Architect R. Berlam, in chronological order is the fifth of the city: the job was assigned to Arch. Berlam after an international competition which was attended by 42 designers, however, they did not convince the contractors. The imposing building is one of the most important Jewish temples in Europe, it is the second largest after the Budapest synagogue and was sized for the Jewish community of that time, which numbered from 5,000 to 6,000 people. The structure, entirely built of stone, is inspired by Syrian models, although reinterpreted in a modern and western key: from the outside is it possible to see the three domes, the tower and the simple decorations that reflect the symbols of Jewish iconography. Remarkable is the central rose window in which is represented the star of David.
The Synagogue can be visited in the following ways:
Individual visitors timetable:
SUNDAY 10.00, 11.00, 12.00
MONDAY 16.00, 17.30
TUESDAY 10.00, 11.30
WEDNESDAY 16.00, 17.30
under 10 and disabled: free
children aged 10-18: € 2.50
adults: € 3.50
Groups (minimum 25 paying)
adults: € 3.00 per person
students: € 2.50 per person (free professors)
Staying in a B&B near Piazza Giotti means living in the heart of the city: you can relax and spend some time in the historic Caffè San Marco, take a walk along Viale XX Settembre or visit the Synagogue.