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Campo del Ghetto

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Address: 30100 Venice, Italy
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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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Lovely area

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We did the tour offered of the three synagogues that were used in prior times. It was very enriching and informative. Would highly recommend if you are interested in Jewish history. The ghetto in general is a nice place to spend an hour or two walking around in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Lots happening yet tranquil at the same time. This is a big square (technically "Campo" which means pasture) and seems to be the central point for all things Jewish in Venice, after all there are 3 of the 5 synagogues located here. There are some interesting looking people doing some interesting looking things. There is also the reminder of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a great spot. It was nice to get away from the crowds and nice to pay a reasonable price for our food. It's so easy to read a map and get around here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We enjoyed walking around the neighborhood before and after our tour of the synagogues. Definitely worth taking some extra time to explore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We found this square like stepping back in time. Children were out playing in the water fountain with water balloons and adults were stand chatting with dogs running around off leash. It was lovely we ended up just finding a seat and chatting for hours as the world passed before us. One of my best memories from Venice strangely enough

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We went to all 3 ghettos in Venice and each area was very different than the last. It is incredible how the Jewish people of Venice lived oppressed for so long and how much a small community had 5 separate synagogues. Definitely visit the Ghetto with the tour and hen go back afterwards and visit our favorite parts. Worth the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

There were 6 of us, visiting this area on our own, away from the tour group. It wasn't overly too hard to find, courtyard and shops were very interesting.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Ghetto and Museum were interesting. The tour was disappointing. The guide was extremely difficult to understand. I highly recommend going to see this area. The Campo del Ghetto area is really nice to walk around in. Much quieter than the San Marco & Rialto areas.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We loved Venice, every part we strolled through, including Campo del Ghetto. It was fascinating to take in this culture, people-watch, imagine what it must be like to actually live in such a place. The kids got a kick out of the laundry people hang outside their windows to dry!

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Address: 30100 Venice, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Cannaregio

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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.