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Campo del Ghetto

Address: 30100 Venice, Italy (Cannaregio)
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Ranked #40 of 198 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Dating back to the 16th-century, this is the oldest Jewish Ghetto in the world with its five synagogues, which are the oldest still existing.
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orange county california
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

This area is off the beaten path, thus it retains a charm and quiet that reminds one of the old Venice. Around the Campo, note the Hebrew inscriptions on the walls, and take a tour if the four remaining rooftop synagogues still in existence. There are some charming shops and restaurants too,!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is one of the best things we have done in Venice. The guide spoke great English, and it was really worth a visit. Great value for money as tickets are not expensive for what you get. Definitely recommended.

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Well worth a visit if you have an interest in history . The tour guide spoke excellent English and was both informative and knowledgeable when questions were asked . One of the less expensive attractions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The Ghetto is only small as all but 20 of the original families were driven out. However on the nearb canal there are some great bars etc. We stopped for a Mohito, found a lovely local wine shop and enjoyed a couple of glasses with the knowledgable owner, we then found a superb place selling different bruchettas and great wine,... More

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The ghetto (foundry) is only 10 mts. walk from the railway station and is well worth a visit. Go to the Museo Ebraico in Campo del Ghetto Nuovo where you can get tickets for a guided tour of 3 synagogues. Each one is hidden away in buildings that look very ordinary from the outside. Inside, the synagogues are a revelation.... More

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We walked to the Jewish area and were lucky to stumble upon the tour which goes from the bookshop in the corner of the square. We visited three synagogues and heard the amazing history of Jews in Venice. We would never have found the synagogues without the guide and you can't visit them on your own. By the way, you... More

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Shlomi, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

After spending our Friday evening in the Ghetto eating Shabbat meal with Chabad we returned on Sunday to visit the Ghetto in daylight. It is calm and quiet and shockingly small when you consider how many Jews lived there. We walked through the main street crossing the bridge from the new to the old ghetto visiting the galleries and shops... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We came in the water taxi and then walked for maybe 5 mins using a map.....quite easy to find. We bought tickets for the tour.....three synagogues to visit. And then walked about the area and shopped. David's store right next door the ticket office had great souvenirs and good prices. The tours were great and so interesting ..........the first ghetto... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We sat in the square and enjoyed a few drinks and watched the locals late on our last day in Venice. The walk through the surrounding streets is fascinating. Lots of history and worth a visit. Unfortunately we were pushed for time but would definitely go back and spend more time exploring the area and doing the guided tour synagog... More

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is the very first original Ghetto, a place where the Jews have been living in Venice for over 500 years. As pretty much everything in Venice, this area is very small, but it's has a lot of history, good and sad. I happened to be there in Saturday, so let me give you some practical advices about that particular... More

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