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Campo del Ghetto

30100 Venice, Italy (Cannaregio)
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Ranked #61 of 216 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Religious Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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London, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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165 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
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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Long Bennington
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A part of the city less visited, but interesting historically as the origin of the word Ghetto. No 'ghosts' but it merits a visit so see how and where the confinement of Jewish people started.

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Defenetly worth a couple of hours of walking around the little shops, Jewish restaurants and cultural sites. If you are short in time, Just walk thru it on the way to the other side of the city.

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Rich history and nice little shops in the ghetto. We really enjoyed all three ghettos which are all located in the same place.The store owners were great people.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is not your usual Venice experience. It is relatively uncrowded and full of interest. As with anything linked to the holocaust it is very moving but that is not all there is to it. Go on the tour of the Synagogues from the Museum, but make sure you go round it as well. Only downside was a crowd of... More

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

The history of the place must be told and remembered. This site has a lot of importance for the Italians and the Jewish people.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

A very small island, so they built tall to fit 7,000 people. Five synagogues hidden at the tops of buildings - there is a tour from the museum. Several agonising bronze plaques on the walls of the square illustrating the Holocaust.

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

In fact a not very big square.In this area used to live jewish people.Even nowadays there are some jewish inscription on the walls. Nothing spectacular to see here...a couple of little restaurants,some little shops,local people chatting,local children playing,a few trees. A quiet neighbourhoud.

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Tel Aviv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a recommended tour, less than an hour, takes you with a guide through several of the synagogues, some functioning some now museums. A very rich cultural and political history- the first "ghetto". We had a very knowledgable and articluate young woman as tour guide. A different side of the tourist-Venice.

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