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Campo del Ghetto

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Address: 30121 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 715359
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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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Glad we went here. In all the wonder of the history of Venice, a visit to the Campo del Ghetto is a chilling and moving experience.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Glad we went here. In all the wonder of the history of Venice, a visit to the Campo del Ghetto is a chilling and moving experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We decided to visit here as my partner has Jewish roots. It was very saddening to see the memorial plaques around the main square in the ghetto. We visited the museum which has very tight security (we had to put our belongings through a scanner and be frisked). The museum was full of very interesting articles and pictures. Unfortunately we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Jewish Ghetto was one of the most moving and interesting experiences of our recent stay in Venice. To visit the synagogues (three of them), you pay for a guided tour at the Museum on the Campo del Ghetto. The price of the tour includes admission to the museum, which you visit on your own. Our guide, himself a resident... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Extremely interesting area with a very nice small museum. Following a tour there are plenty of shops and cafes around the ghetto.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this area just on the off chance and Paid the museum a visit- agree with previous reviewers about the rude staff at the museum and the tighter than airport security staff The area itself is small area- we actually visited on the 5th December- exactly 73 years to the date when hundreds of Jews were marched away from the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

...in the most atmospheric of cities...a hush seems to pervade over the main campo (courtyard). Definitely worth a stroll around at least, and there is the Jewish Museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Jewish Quarter memorializes the community of Holocaust victims that once lived in Venice. Modest, yet somber; it is a good place to recognize just how far-reaching the Third Reich was.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like all the other parts of Venice, it is worth checking out. We simply strolled through piazza and read some info out of our guidebook, which was very interesting and enlightening. It's a piece of history just being there.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made a point of going to this area because we thought it would have some interesting character but most of it is simply tall, relatively modern (probably still 200 years old!) buildings, quite unlike the much older parts of Venice. Unlike the little narrow streets and complicated canals, the Jewish quarter is mostly quite wide streets, quite quiet, very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum and synagogue tour were enlightening and heartbreaking. It's amazing to see the history of the Jewish people, and it's the oldest Jewish ghetto in the world - 500 years old this year (2016). The shop outside the museum had the best prices for Yiddish souvenirs. Very good service too!

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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 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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