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Festival of Tabernacles in Pitigliano

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Luogo:Pitigliano (GR)



The festival of Sukkoth (Festival of Tabernacles) begins on the 15th of the month of Tishri. Sukkoth in Hebrew means “huts” and it is these huts that characterize this joyful festival, which commemorates the time the Jews spent in the desert after being freed from slavery in Egypt: forty years during which they lived in temporary dwellings, accompanied, according to tradition, by “clouds of glory.” For the occasion, a workshop takes place consisting of the setting up of a hut in memory of the event.

Festival of Tabernacles Sukkot 16 – 18 October The Feast of Tabernacles is characterized by the huts, in fact, a joyful feast that recalls the stay of the Jews in the desert after their liberation from slavery from Egypt: forty years in which they lived in precarious dwellings, accompanied, however, according to tradition, by “clouds of glory”. The Sukkot holiday is a unique opportunity for citizens to explore, learn and celebrate the fundamental principles of hospitality, brotherhood and respect for nature, as well as immerse yourself in the history and meanings of this festival.


October 17 at 10 am: construction of a small Sukkah hut to take with you, as a special souvenir of this unforgettable day.

18 October 10am: eviction, a typical Jewish dessert whose origins date back to the mid-18th century. In the early seventeenth century, an edict of the Grand Duke of Tuscany Cosimo II de’ Medici ordered the Jews who lived in the area to leave their homes, to concentrate in the “ghetto” close to the Synagogue of Pitigliano. The “eviction” was ordered by the bailiff and the notifying messenger through the ritual gesture of banging on the door of Jewish houses with a stick. The Jews of Pitigliano and Sorano, a century later, wanted to remember the impositions suffered with the creation of this dessert which took on a name and shape inspired by this sad story.

Today, however, it represents the strong bond between the two communities, Jewish and Catholic, it is included in the list of 464 Traditional Agri-Food Products and is produced throughout the year, but especially during the Christmas holidays of the Catholic religion.


16 October 24

23 October 24


10:00 - 18:00

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Pitigliano, GR, Italia

How to get there

By car: From Grosseto, take the SS1 Aurelia to Albinia where you take the SR74 Strada Regionale Maremmana towards Marsiliana. Continue on the SR74 to Manciano and from here you reach Pitigliano (again on the SR74). From the North (Siena) or from the South (Rome) take the SS2 Cassia to Acquapendente, continue on the SP49 to Onano, Sorano and from here to Pitigliano. By Bus: Autolinee Toscane Autolinee Toscane | Public transport in Tuscany ( Lines 11P and 41P By train: nearest stations: Orbetello and Grosseto

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