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Campo del Ghetto

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Neighborhood: Cannaregio
Religious sites, Neighborhoods, Other, Sights & Landmarks
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Address: 30100 Venice, Italy
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Dating back to the 16th-century, this is the oldest Jewish Ghetto in the...
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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Nothing special but wonderful

I don't know why but this is one of my favorite spots in Venice. As its name refers it is/was the jewish Ghetto and you still find around there the Sinagogue and several kosher... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Saltillo, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I don't know why but this is one of my favorite spots in Venice. As its name refers it is/was the jewish Ghetto and you still find around there the Sinagogue and several kosher restaurants, some of them very good! Walking around and getting lost in the Ghetto has a very special charm!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Well hidden, but easy to find the tour and museum once you find the old Ghetto and look for the bookstore behind the green door! The Chabad library is 2 doors down! We visited the 3 synagogues (all are hidden upstairs from the street)! Beautifully preserved and the tour was very informative, but it was a shame the tour guide... More 

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Kent
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I was very interested to see this area of Venice and to learn about the history of the people. The synagogues we went to were so interesting. However, the tour was spoiled for me by the unfriendliness of the tour guide. She looked bored and resentful at having to show us around. Worse, we had a lady in the group... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

Be sure to take the tour. We visited three of the five synagogues in the ghetto. These are only accessible with the tour. Very interesting tour. .

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orange county california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

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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