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Museo Ebraico di Venezia

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Cannaregio
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Address: Cannaregio 2902/b, 33437 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 (0)41 715359
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Beautiful synagogues!

I didn't visit the museums but i went to the evening service on Friday at the "Spanish synagogue" in the ghetto area. The synagogue was fascinating!!!! You can also take a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael F
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took the walking tour of synagogues offered by the Jewish Museum in Cannaregio. The guide was bored, spoke softly before a group of more than 20 people, and did her best to make the synagogues dull. What's good about the tour is that, unlike hiring your own guide, you get access to the interior of some beautiful, old temples.... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't visit the museums but i went to the evening service on Friday at the "Spanish synagogue" in the ghetto area. The synagogue was fascinating!!!! You can also take a tour of the all 5 synagogues.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Short of time we just visited the museum - 4 Euros. Set out over 3 floors this covered not only the history of the Jews and the Ghetto in Venice but put it in to a much wider context. The exhibits were very interesting and there is a small café near the exit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are 5 synagogues in the ghetto area. Check the times at the museum and you can get a tour of several of them for a small up charge to the museum entrance fee. We took a 50 minute English speaking tour at 10:30 and saw 2 Ashkenazi and one Sephardic temples. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and spoke... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I' m not a jew, but I am a history lover, so I have read many things about jews in history. This small museum has the expected artifacts, but also has an excellent telling of the jewish people's relationship to the city, explaining, for instance, how the ghetto and the involvement in banking resulted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Included in the Venice museum pass, it is one of the least visited museums. But in our view it should be on the top agenda for any history lover. The museum displays documents and seals related to the Jewish settlement as well as items of religious significance. Through interesting display one comes to know how slowly the Jewish population was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent guided tour of old synagogues and well presented exhibitions. Good bookstore on site too. Interiors of old synagogues are amazing.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and both visited the musuem and opted to join the walking tour of three of the 5 ghetto synagogues. Though it was my daughter's first trip, it was my second -- and I found it every bit as interesting the second time around. The guides are both exceptionally knowledgeable and excellent at sharing their knowledge. The museum, while... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

For those of us trying to preserve our Jewish heritage and history, the tour of the ghetto with the 3 synagogues and the museum is a must do. Each synagogue has its own beauty and style and different customs. It is also a poignant visit for non-Jews to understand the persecution and stigmatization of our people.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

the museums per se was ok but the visit to the 3 synagogues was fascinating and the tour guide excellent . really really interesting and insightful

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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.