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Museo Ebraico di Venezia - Ghetto

Cannaregio 2902/b, 33437 Venice, Italy
+39 (0)41 715359
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Ranked #59 of 214 attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Historic Sites, History Museums
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were very moved to read the history of the Jews in Venice and to see the artefacts of the museum: and the first time we saw a glass shofar too!

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Since we didn't have time on day one, we returned on the second day especially to take the tour of the synagogues. Yes the guide seems a bit automatic and doesn't go into a lot of detail, but she has the keys to 3 unique synagogues which you cannot see any other way. The Jewish population in Venice now is... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

We had guided a tour in English. The tour is 40 minutes and costs 10 euros per person. A guide takes a small group through a few synagogues, in the new and old Ghetto in Venice. Although the synagogues are interesting and the neighbourhood is beautiful, our guide was utterly rude, lazy and useless. Even though we were of time... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Worthwhile experience to see old synagogues in Venice and to learn about life as a Jew from a historical perspective. Our guide was just fine, I guess based on some other reviews it is hit or miss, regardless, I think it is a worthwhile excursion, especially if you have more than one day in Venice.

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Indianapolis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

While all the artifacts were beautiful, we were expecting more from the tour. Essentially, you went inside three synagogues, heard a very brief history and had the opportunity to ask questions. If you are already educated about the Jewish ghetto, this might be great, but we were hoping to learn a bit more.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Museum itself quite small and very traditionally curated - objects displayed in glass cases as 'art' with little context. Another section did deal with the origins of the Jews in Venice, and particularly their role in printing. Enjoyed the (optional) guided tour of three ancient synagogues, with insight into Jewish religion and ritual (speaking as a Gentile), though cost 10... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The Museo Ebraico provides a window into a Venetian community of great historical interest. The exhibits include a number of beautiful artifacts and documents and printed books of importance. Printing houses in Venice were among the most important publishers of Hebrew books int he Renaissance. The guided tour of 3 synagogues open for viewing requires climbing several steep staircases and... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

For a cost of 10 euoros you get entry tot he museum & a 40 minute guided tour of three of the five synagoues. The guide was a nightmare to be honest, people were actually intimidated by her. She delivered her speech in a totally disinterested way at a speed which was almost hard to follow. Apart from visiting the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Was so looking forward to this but what a let down ..........the guide was awful , in a bad mood and in a rush , no real info , the synagogues are beautiful and not to be missed but the guide just ruined the whole experience ..........unfortunately you have no choice but to go on the official tour because they... More

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NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

What a joy to go to an historical site and have a knowledgeable guide who is willing to answer all questions. We were able to experience 500 years of history through the narrative of our guide as well as through visiting three of the five synagogues in the ghetto. This was certainly worth the ten euros that covered the tour... More

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