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Museo Ebraico di Venezia

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Address: Cannaregio 2902/b, 33437 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 (0)41 715359
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Went to the Jewish museum and synagogue tour. The museum itself is mildly interesting - the cafe in the bookshop has delicious baked things. What was most interesting was the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Delray Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I was so excited to go to this museum and I was very disappointed in my tour guide. I had spoken to a bunch of people who recommended the tour. When I first walked in to buy my ticket, the woman was dismissive and rude. I later found out she was our tour guide. The tour lasted all of 30... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

As a Jew I felt it was important for me to see the ghetto of Venice. The museum tour guide was excellent-very knoweldgeable with good English, and the synagogues were beautiful. The walking tour of the ghetto was also interesting. Proud to support this community and their important work...

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This could be a fascinating museum about the history of the Jewish ghetto in Venice; arguably one of the most important sites in pre-20th Century European Jewish history. The Museum is, sadly, fairly average.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Went to the Jewish museum and synagogue tour. The museum itself is mildly interesting - the cafe in the bookshop has delicious baked things. What was most interesting was the synagogue tour which included the history of the Jewish people in Venice and gave a sense of what is left there of Jews and their culture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We took the tour and found it very interesting. You get to see 3 very different synagogues and learn a lot about the history of Jews in Venice. The tourguide was knowledgeable, but dismissive of questions she thought were stupid. She also made some derisive comments about non-Orthodox Jews, which was a little offensive. But still a worthwhile experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

First time inside a synagogue (three actually). The guide was informative and humorous, explaining much about the ghetto, where the Jews came from and how they managed to escape the Holocaust for so long. An hour well spent that not only expanded our knowledge about the Jews in Venice but also about Venice itself.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This review is for the museum's tour. The tour lasts about an hour, and takes you through three synagogues in the former Jewish ghetto. The tour itself was rather bare bones, as the guide had only a moderate amount of information to share. However, the tour is the only way to gain access to the old synagogues that are no... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

It took me three visits to Venice before I got here but I'm glad I finally did. The tour isn't long: you see the two oldest synagogues which are mostly out of use plus one of the bigger synagogues, which one depending on the season. They're beautiful. Sadly, you can't take pictures. You're also given a brief, uncomplicated history of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Ignore the negative reviews...the guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant and spoke English perfectly. You visit three synagogues and the museum on your own. Every Jew should go. It is important that yu know also what happened in WW II. And never ag

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is a lovely museum, and features a tour of two ancient synagogues, along with one of the two more modern synagogues. We learned so much, including the fact that this community was the origin of the term "ghetto"! Well worth our time.

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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.