Via E. Foa
70, 13100 Vercelli VC
There will be guided tours of the synagogue in Vercelli, in Italy’s northwestern Piedmont region, every 30 minutes. Reservations are not required.
The synagogue, inaugurated in 1878, was designed by Marco Treves, the Vercelli-born architect who also designed the synagogue in Florence. With its Moorish-style striping and flat, tripartite facade with a raised central portion, it resembles several important synagogues in Central Europe whose design was inspired by the Tempelgasse synagogue in Vienna, designed by Ludwig von Foerster and built in the 1850s, which was destroyed on Kristallnacht — these include the destroyed synagogue in Zagreb and the Choral Synagogue in Bucharest, among others.