May 2024 – After several months, the facade and left tower of the Synagogue of Florence have finally been cleared of the scaffolding. The end of a restoration set off by the finding of some structural fragilities has officially been certified with a ceremony in the premises of the Jewish Community of Florence. It was an opportunity to thank the donors who contributed from Italy and other countries and to outline new initiatives in Tuscany which will involve Jewish organizations, public institutions, and private foundations. The projects range from the on-going restoration on the Synagogue of Siena, damaged in 2023 by an earthquake, to the project to place in Livorno’s Piazza Elia Benamozegh the portal of the port city’s ancient synagogue, considered among the most beautiful in the world, which was demolished at the end of World War II due to extensive damage.