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An ancient synagogue that is still active

It was thrilling for us to attend Sabbath prayer services in such an ancient yet still active... read more

Reviewed December 15, 2016
Buc_Haish
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One of the 3 synagogues on our tour

This was one of the three synagogues that were in our tour. It was well worth going to if you are... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2016
Liltrave
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Feb 22, 2017
“We received a terrible reception and didn't even get in!”
Dec 15, 2016
“An ancient synagogue that is still active”
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Ghetto Vecchio, 30121 Venice, Italy
Cannaregio
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Reviewed February 22, 2017

Terrible experience unlike any other warship place. The person who's in charge of opening the place did everything to make us feel unwelcome except telling it to our face! We are Jewish and Israelis and weren't allowed to get into the place on Friday's evening...More

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Reviewed December 15, 2016

It was thrilling for us to attend Sabbath prayer services in such an ancient yet still active synagogue. We participated with the local Jewish community of Venice, and then participated in the small "kiddush" food reception. It was interesting to see the different rituals that...More

2  Thank Buc_Haish
Reviewed October 20, 2016

This was one of the three synagogues that were in our tour. It was well worth going to if you are interested in learning about Jewish history in Venice. There are 5 synagogues located in the area and only two of them are still open...More

3  Thank Liltrave
Reviewed September 26, 2016

Beautiful edifice and is very well maintained. While we had a guided tour of the 5 synagogues in the Ghetto, you can easily appreciate this magnificent synagogue on your own.

2  Thank ghartman
Reviewed July 30, 2016

Whilst we were in Venice we decided to find the Old Spanish (Sephardi) Synagogue. We found it in the Ghetto (Italian for forge ie ironworks), and this is why communal groups living together are called "Ghettos". It is a truly mystical building, the marble and...More

3  Thank irenefox
Reviewed July 5, 2016

The Synagogue was established by Jews expelled from the Iberian Peninsula. This four-stored yellow colored building was designed by architect Baldassarre Longhena and completed in 1580. It was a secret place of worship and looked more like a building from outside. It was so because...More

4  Thank Frontiermail
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Cannaregio
Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district)
with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many
transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying
areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand
for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal
bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution,
2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli
Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby
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