The Jewish Ghetto in Venice has a rich history, but that history is not conveyed well through this museum. While one room is well done from an aesthetic perspective and provides some insights into the area, it still is incomplete and its information highly selective--in the sense that the visitor does not leave with a sense of historical narrative or continuity. The other rooms contain cases of items significant to the history of the people of the area, but very little meaningful description of what one is seeing.
I took a group tour which included visits of three of the area's five synagogues. Unfortunately, our guide didn't convey much information about the places, ghetto, or the people who have lived there over the centuries and didn't seem to want to answer questions. He also didn't take us to see the Holocaust memorials.
In short, the museum and the tour do a disservice to the rich history and people of the Jewish Ghetto.
My advice to those who want to explore this neighborhood is to buy a good guidebook or download information from the Internet in advance. Unfortunately, you cannot see the synagogues without going on a tour.
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