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Campo del Ghetto

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Address: 30121 Venice, Italy
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Dating back to the 16th-century, this is the oldest Jewish Ghetto in the...

Dating back to the 16th-century, this is the oldest Jewish Ghetto in the world with its five synagogues, which are the oldest still existing.

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Amazing history

The Jewish area of Venice is well worth the visit. As with all of Venice, there is great history attached to the area. We did the museum and Synagogues tour last ing about an hour... read more

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a bit of a walk but a visit to the Campo del Ghetto is another must-do in Venice. The square is entered by a low roofed tunnel after crossing a bridge over a canal which adds to the feeling of enclosure once you are in the square which is quite large. On one side is the synagogue / museum... More 

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The Jewish area of Venice is well worth the visit. As with all of Venice, there is great history attached to the area. We did the museum and Synagogues tour last ing about an hour and a half and it was good spending the time doing it. It's a quiet, reflective area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the Ghetto area, and went on the Jewish museum tour. Really very good, the history and the synagogues were really worth a visit.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

No question that you will not get as much out of your visit here, if you do not go with a guide to explain what you are looking at. I was very grateful to be able to "see" more here with a guide. For instance the small 3" square bronze plaques grouped together in front of doorways... represent the Jewish... More 

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Ramat-Gan, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is nothing much to see there, but if you happen to be around, it is a special place to see. Not far fro Cannaregio on foot

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Toured all of the Synagoues and the Museum. A definite must for history buffs. Smaller in size than local churches but well worth it to see the diversity that develpoed the city. Many merchants of Venice were of Sephardic Jewish descent.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled onto this big, quiet square while exploring the historic Cannaregio district in the northernmost part of Venice. It is the center of a 7-acre area, where the city's Jewish population lived between the 16th and 18th centuries. Narrow, four-to-six story buildings encircle the large piazza, which had a few trees but no statutes. We stopped to look at... More 

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We stayed in this area and found this a quiet neighbourhood with local bars, cafes etc... We recommend a gondola ride here as you get a guided tour and explanation of why it's a ghetto and the meaning...has historically been a good place to visit You can see all the different synagogues from the canals

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As we looked for some special neighborhood in Venice we arrived at the Jewish ghetto which is, how can it be different, surrounded by water. Entering though one of the gates to the East we found a large square at the corner of which the holocaust memorial is located. Well statued in the barbed wired wall. Not as impressive as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Venice is divided into six "sestieris", districts the city is sub-divided into : Dorsodure, Castello, San Paolo, Santa Croce, and Canareggion; this division dates back to its maze-like history extending over a hand-full Islands and sand-banks. The "Ghetto di Venezia" is an abandoned site of Canareggio where the presence of a Jewish community could be dated back even before year... More 

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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 shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighborhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.
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