The Great Synagogue of Florence
Year Built: 1882
Location: Florence, Italy
Architects: Mariano Falcini, Professor Vincente Micheli, and Marco Treves
The Great Synagogue of Florence is what happens when you mash together Moorish architecture with local Florentine sensibility. On the inside, you find intricately worked domes, while on the outside you'll find a harmoniously organized facade. The facade of Falcini, Micheli, and Treves's building is, more or less, square, and other geometric forms—like the semi circle, are found within it, harkening back to ideals of Renaissance facades.