Museums closed on Mondays

For some reason State museums in Italy are generally closed on Mondays. This means, of course, that if you find yourself in Livorno on a Monday you will have to find an alternative activity to the museums listed below. You could try, for example, the city's food market for an insight into Italian food and the local people.

Yeshiva Marini Jewish Museum, Livorno, Italy

Established in 1992, the Jewish museum of Livorno is situated in the Marini Oratory in Via Micali. It contains a permanent exhibition about the Jewish School of Livorno in 1938, as well as antique furnishings from the old 17th-century synagogue (destroyed during World War II) which used to be the most important synagogue in the Mediterranean area. The exhibits include a noteworthy wooden oriental-style hekhàl, liturgical objects from various countries, works of embroidery and coral items.