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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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Very short but informative tour

We recently visited the Jewish ghetto in Venice. The museum is small and not much to see. The tour was very interesting and helped me understand more about my ancestors who fled... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I was so excited to go to see the famous ghetto of Venice. The museum has many objects and a little bit of historical education materials, but the three synagogues are the highlight. They are very old, historic and important. Unfortunately the tour guide was apathetic and downright rude. If you can't be enthusiastic about what you're doing then don't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We recently visited the Jewish ghetto in Venice. The museum is small and not much to see. The tour was very interesting and helped me understand more about my ancestors who fled Spain in the late 1400's. I couldn't find a place to review the neighborhood, but it's worth a visit, particularly if you are Jewish. There are 2 askenazi... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit and purchased the combined ticket to the museum and guided tour of three of the synagogues. There are tours in Italian and English. The synagogues are stunning and our guide imparted a lot of knowledge. The museum was very informative on the history of the ghetto in Venice. The only improvement that we would suggest... More 

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Beit Shemesh, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

For 10 euros you get a very nice guided tour of the synagogues and entrance to the museum. They had two parallel, one in Italian and one in English. All-in-all it's about an hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

the museo and synagogues with the unique history of the community and the getto. for me it was the most significant point of the visit in venice. I recommend it! very important part of the history of venice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The museum is small and probably needs just over a half hour to see. The guided tour around 3 of the 5 synagogues in the ghetto (that also lasts just over 30 mins) is excellent. Well worth a visit. The ticket for both museum and synagogue tour is 10 euros.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This attraction should be on top of tourists' lists. We bought the 10 euros ticket which includes the entrance to the museum (really informative about the Jewish community of Venice) and the guided tour of three beautiful synagogues. The only disappointment was that our tour was conducted in Italian, although they tell you that you can have it either in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Would strongly recommend this to anyone visiting Venice. Take the organised tour that includes the synagogues and you will be rewarded with a fascinating insight into the history of the Jewish community in Venice and the development of the ghetto. The actual museum is small, but its focus on Jewish life and custom, rather than on the artefacts, makes it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The museum itself is small and has some interesting, yet limited, exhibits. The most fascinating aspect of our visit was the tour of the synagogues. The tour leaves every hour on the half-hour mark. When we were there, there were both an English language tour and an Italian language tour (each tour visits the synagogues in a different order, so... More 

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Staying in 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.