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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 215 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Historic Sites, History Museums
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
58 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
32 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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