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Campo del Ghetto

30100 Venice, Italy (Cannaregio)
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Ranked #63 of 215 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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Long Bennington
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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465 reviews 465 reviews
405 attraction reviews
241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

A really interesting and less touristy area of Venice, excellent for getting away from the crowds and full of history.

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I have never been here before and found it so very different from the rest of Venice. Few sparse cafes - so very austere.

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