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Museo Ebraico di Venezia

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Address: Cannaregio 2902/b, 33437 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 715359

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Small, understated but interesting

This museum could be developed more, but it has a very authentic feel. Compared to other ghetto museums in Europe, this one is small and not grand. But it does effectively tell... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Williamsburg, Virginia
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum could be developed more, but it has a very authentic feel. Compared to other ghetto museums in Europe, this one is small and not grand. But it does effectively tell the chilling history of Jewish life before and during World War II.

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very tight security to enter a museum. Airport type for sure. Very interesting and educating to walk through the halls and read all about the Jewish times. My partner has Jewish roots so we found it fascinating. Disappointed that we couldn't visit the synagogues.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very moving place. I'm not Jewish but find the people and religion wonderful. You can feel the pain in the walls. Museum very beautiful.

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Reading, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum was included in our Venezia Unica pass so we decided to visit it since it is in an area where we have not spent much time during our many trips to Venice. It is in the general vicinity of the train station. The security to get in to the museum is tight - airport type screening. The museum... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

From a historical perspective very interesting part of Venice where you won't see many tourists. The synagogue is beautiful and open for visitors. Also the museum is very interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

This year the Synagogues are 500 years old. The tour brought us inside 3 of the 5 synagogues. Our tour guide was very good and informative. First we walked on our own through the museum then a small group of us were taken to learn the history of the three synagogues that are only open for tours. There are 2... More 

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Westminster, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Although the tour wasn't very long, the museum was lovely, although small. We enjoyed our time, and were glad to gain understanding of both Venetian history and Jewish history intwined in this place that has seen so much, and lost so much.

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

When we visited the Hebrew Museum in the Ghetto area of Venice in April 2016 it had recently had a lot of money spent on it for the 500th anniversary of the establishment of the ghetto. We couldn’t see much evidence of this in the museum, but the tour of three Synagogues which is part of your entry ticket was... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

We walked thru a meuseum on our own and then took a tour to see synagogues. We liked it. It was informative and you get to ask questions. And learn. I was glad that these survived WW2. Not much else Jewish did and seeing something from 16th century was great. In terms of security: yes it is tighter then other... More 

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Munich, Germany
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

This is not a museum to be recommended. First they send you through airport security, then they are rude to you at the ticket desk and if you choose to just wander the museum on your own make sure to take your guidebook as the plaques will tell you almost nothing interesting. And while you look at the things, you're... More 

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Staying in Cannaregio

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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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