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Campo del Ghetto

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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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We had an interesting tour of the synagogues and a history of the ghetto. We had a very good lunch at Gam Gam afterwards.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had an interesting tour of the synagogues and a history of the ghetto. We had a very good lunch at Gam Gam afterwards.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Go!!! Eat at Gam Gam, just have whatever the waiter recommends. The matzo ball was really good and everything was affordable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A must see, for historical reasons. This is the oldest ghetto in Europe and an important remainder of what has been done wrong in the past. It is also a good way to enjoy a quiet campo away from the crowds and experience the 'real' Venice.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It's worth it to pass by and give yourself a bit of culture and history. We visited the ghetto during our day tour in the City of Venice. It was a beautiful morning and the ghetto's plaza wasn't crowded so we stopped for a coffee break. Pity our 1yr old son was sleeping. He could have also roam around the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Very small area, gives you a sense of what it was like when the Jews had to flee Germany to escape religious persecution by the Nazis. This section is known as the skyscrapers of Venice, since so many people had to live in a small area, they had to build upwards, thus there are a few buildings here that reach... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The Ghetto is a good contrast to the busy, crowded areas nearby in Venice. Certainly much quieter and a good place to relax. Interesting to see the Police stationed there. There is a book shop and a localised information centre covering the Jewish Ghetto

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

unique experience visiting here. lots of interesting shops and galleries. Always busy people bustling around all day and night. Lovely food too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Definitely take a walk up through this part and along the canals to see some quieter areas...like Fondamente delle Misericordia and the Campo dei Mori.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This is a much better are to take a gondola ride versus the crowded more congested gondolier route. It's much quieter, much more romantic, and chock full of history. Our gondolier take this route (Luca, also on TA) I highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

After several visits to Venice, we found ourselves in this area accidentally and loved it. Fascinating 'normal' shops, it doesn't feel as touristy as some parts of Venice. Food and drink at sensible prices. Really worth spending the time to explore. We'll be going back when we're next in Venice:

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Cannaregio
Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district) with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution, 2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighborhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.