Italy / Piedmont

Cherasco

Synagogue of Cherasco

Via Guglielmo Marconi, 4, Cherasco, 12062 Province of Cuneo, Italy

In the small town of Cherasco in the province of Cuneo, you can make an appointment to visit a very interesting synagogue on private property. Hardly bigger than a living room, the synagogue features magnificent woodwork and gilding. A plaque at the entrance commemorates the founding of the synagogue in 1797. The Baroque tevah in the room’s center is made of polychrome wood. The aron has finely sculpted, gilded swinging doors.