Sinagoga di Cherasco

This is the orthodox Jewish synagogue in Cherasco, one of sixteen in the Piedmont region which remain. The Piedmont region was chosen by a number of Jewish families when they were expelled from France in 1394. Many of the same families came to Nice. The history of the Piedmont synagogues is little known, but their history is fascinating and their architecture is marvellous. Notice the Solomic columns and the beautifully painted Scamozzi capitals. The Fondazione de Benedetti, the family which owns Olivetti, has recently restored this synagogue. Cherasco is where Napoleon had signed the treaty that gave him control of most of Italy and France, where he emancipated the Jews. Let Via Nissa arrange for you to visit these beautiful synagogues.