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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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Unique part of Venice

I recommend warmly this area of Venice. There within interesting city blocks you are able to see Venetian way of life.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Helsinki, Finland

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

docked in the port of venice and took a brief ride with the "sky train" to the last station (there are only 3 stops). walked to the ghetto to purchase a number of items in one of the stores (David's). you have a choice of paying in euros or u.s. dollars. we chose the latter as it was a better... More 

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a gloomy day we went there. Restaurants are quite expensive for what they offer, locals are nice, but the atmosphere is very heavy, wired all around the monumental places of the Jews. Maybe on a shine day thinks look better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I recommend warmly this area of Venice. There within interesting city blocks you are able to see Venetian way of life.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located around 5 minutes from the train station, this is an easy walk from it. It’s a very small area with not much to see other than a few murals. We did not go to the Museum or to the Synagogue as they were closed the day were there since it was the Sabbath. Since there is not much to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to the Ghetto is totally fabulous, you step back in time to the age when the Jewish people saved venice. This part of Venice is always very quite as not many tourists bother exploring this area. Amazing very different shops, great artist studios (we bought an amazing canvas picture) also great restaurants where true Venetians dine

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very interesting place to go. Read up on the history first if you're not going to book a guided tour. It's more than possible to do this well without a guided tour. It is much quieter than the rest of Venice, but so is the North of the island in general. We enjoyed going ourselves and having the freedom... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit of distance to walk to, and not really much to see. I enjoyed getting lost in the alleyways more than i did getting to the actual attraction

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we walked it on a tour with a guide fab thing to do we had drinks at the bars and cincetto( probably spelt this wrong) its like tapas the local eat in most bars these "snacks" on there way home with a drink - are full of history of the Jewish people who where housed here, they where literally locking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

I guess the only place in Venice not invaded by tourists Listened to the silence, saw the locals. Was a good break from the super bust areas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

So informative we took the english tour from the museum. Learned a lot. Our tour guide was a little scary but very knowledgable on the subject.

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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.