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Museo Ebraico di Venezia - Ghetto

Address: Cannaregio 2902/b, 33437 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 (0)41 715359
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Ranked #51 of 214 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums

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Brescia, Italy
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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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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Los Angeles, California
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

It's hard for me to separate the opportunity from the experience. The Jewish Ghetto is rich with history, and the community's growth and decline are fascinating. To imagine what is now a small population of 500 was once thousands of Jews with nearly a dozen synagogues, the multiple expulsions and strict regulations, is to come face to face with the... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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42 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The museum has some of the items found in all Jewish museums around the world (religious objects, etc.), but it did have some artifacts that specifically reflect the history of the ghetto, and there was a decent presentation of the history of the community. The synagogue tour is worth taking, but take the explanations with a grain of salt -... More 

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Essaouira, Morocco
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5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Visit the Hebrew Museum in Venice is an important step to know and understand the whole town history as the relations between town governement and the jewish community had an important role, both by economic and political point of view. Visit to the four "scuole", means synagogues, show the differences among the groups in the community, as they born in... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The first "ghetto." Very nice guided tour of the five (5) synagogues except the one in use for Sukkot. Interesting history. I should have remembered to bring a kippah.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 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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