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Campo del Ghetto

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Cannaregio
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Address: 30121 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 041715359
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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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Wonderful and stimulating visit

The Campo in the Ghetto is not so great to look at, but if you do the tour of the synagogues, a whole alternative world and alternative history is opened up to you. The tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Campo in the Ghetto is not so great to look at, but if you do the tour of the synagogues, a whole alternative world and alternative history is opened up to you. The tour includes the museum, and I can recommend it most highly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A lot of historical things to be found here but again it helps to have someone local to explain them to you. Very nice place and the pizza in this area is very tasty, especially the simple pizza margherita.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it might interest you if you're into Jewish history for me it was not worth a visit. Except for the central square it isn't really much different than other neightbourhoods. The thing to see here are the "skyscrapers of venice", a bunch of very tall (over 5 floors), old buildings. Also "Banko Rosso" was interesting, but it was just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Since Venice had the first geto (ghetto) we wanted to see what remained of this site. Many residents had moved from the ghetto before the 20th century wars so there were fewer residents left by the time the Fascist/Nazi's removed those left. The various plaques listing those who perished during this time are very moving as are the bronze sculptures... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A colleague had mentioned that I must be sure to visit this area when I was in Venice -- she was definitely right on track. This place is a wonderful place to experience away from the hectic pace of the San Marco Square. It is well kept, much more quiet to stroll through, and one a real feel for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unless you go to the museum and book the synagogue tour, you won't necessarily see much as not much is visible to the eye. It's a peaceful part of the city, away from the hustle and crowds and extremely interesting. The synagogue tour was a highlight of my trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not too well signposted but if you walk around you will see the main monuments which are very well crafted and moving. The museum is worth a visit and a guided tour is available. Also round the Campo is an original pawn shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Jewish Ghetto, Jewish Museum of Venice Venice, Italy Silvia, English speaking tour guide A tour that we really wanted was a bit difficult to arrange, but worth the trouble. Communication was rough until I began using google translator, then it came together. We first requested a tour of the cemetery and a tour of the ghetto. With the cemetery on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really didn't see much in this area. There were some kosher shops, but I am not of the Jewish faith so not sure if it was worth our time or energy

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It felt like you were entering to a different world because it was quiet and calm area, not filled with tourists at all. Historical part you should most def see during your trip. Museum was ok, too bad you couldn't enter everywhere without the tour guide. I'm sure you would get better museum experience with an expert.

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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.