Forno delle Azzime

Beautifully preserved, this bakery starts at a gate, which is crowned by a menorah, the seven branched candelabra used by Jews – today one the most striking architectural features of Pitigliano‘s ghetto.

Inside the bakery is divided into two rooms.

The first has a vast marble table that was used to knead dough and prepare sweet cakes. You can just see it in the left hand corner of the above picture.

The second was used to make the azzime, unleavened bread, which was mixed using a rod that was fixed to the table – as you can see in my picture!

Everything was then cooked in a beautifully big and old stone oven in another section of the room.