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Museo Ebraico di Venezia - Ghetto

Cannaregio 2902/b, 33437 Venice, Italy
+39 (0)41 715359
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Ranked #57 of 217 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Historic Sites, History Museums
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Shlomi, Israel
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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68 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Surprised at the negative reviews about the guides. On a personal level we thoroughly enjoyed the tour and museum and thought the guide was very informative, giving everybody as much time as they wanted to ask questions. The synagogues were very interesting and oh so different, although to be fair we were not sure what to expect. Although interesting It... More

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Senior Reviewer
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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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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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