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Museo Ebraico di Venezia - Ghetto

Cannaregio 2902/b, 33437 Venice, Italy
+39 (0)41 715359
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Ranked #62 of 218 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Historic Sites, History Museums
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

The museum itself is fairly small and displays a range of different religious items used in the synagogues, as well as a brief history of the local Jewish community. The highlight was the guided tour, with a visit to three synagogues and an explanation as to the various styles, the influences by the Venice churches, and the history of the... More

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The museum is very small. However, the tour we were given with our ticket to 3 synagogues was fantastic. They are beautifully preserved and our guide was informative. Only disappointment was that no pictures are permitted.

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We took a guided tour and Museum ticket combo for €10 each and the guide was excellent - even putting up with some of the more surreal questions which covered things well beyond the scope of the tour and the ghetto ...The museum itself has very good narrative descriptions of the history of the ghetto in english as well as... More

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Shlomi, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The museum tour takes you round 3 of the ghetto's 5 synagogues and as the several of the synagogues are on the top floor this involves quite a lot of climbing - It was worth it. Tours are in English or Italian. Our tour leader had a slightly wry sense of humour which only enhanced his explanation of the synagogues'... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This was a great tour. Context travel provided our docent and she was great. The Museum consists of a building that houses Jewish artifacts from the ghetto and of equal importance it consist of five synagogues of which you tour three. The gentleman a part of the museum staff provide this part of the tour and he was a blend... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Small museum in Venice's Jewish Quarter which told us some of the history of the area. There were some interesting artefacts on display and plenty of information in English. Although not very big, the low admission price reflects this. There is a well stocked shop and cafe on the ground floor.

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The museums are absolutely astounding especially considering the fact that the same person who built one of the synagogues also built the salute church. Our tour guide was both rude and did not explain things well. When we asked why certain pictures were hanging in the synagogue the answer we got back is why not. I'm sure there were many... More

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essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

although we didn't have time for a tour the area was very peaceful and away from all the tourists, little jewish shop there with some nice bits in. worth passing through.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is an emotionally charged place (and history) that is possibly overshadowed by Venice's other attractions but, this is worth the walk to a past that we mustn't forget.

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Ladera Ranch, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

You are not allowed into the synagogues without a docent. That was alright because she shared detailed and informative stories about the architecture and history of the Jewish citizens in Venice. We learned quite a lot!

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