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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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An excellent suggestion

We walked through this area a few years ago and decided to take some friends with us this time. There is a small tourist information office on Ghetto Vecchio where they mentioned... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked through this area a few years ago and decided to take some friends with us this time. There is a small tourist information office on Ghetto Vecchio where they mentioned the walking tour of the Synagogs. An excellent suggestion. You go to the museum and buy your ticket there which is also where the tour commences. Our guide... More 

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The Village, Manhattan, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The highlight of the museum was the synagogue tour. There were a total of 5 synagogues in Venice. Two are currently used. We were able to visit two of the three closed ones and also one of those currently in use. Strongly recommended if you want to get a feel for Venice and the Jewish community and its history with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very interesting museum. Very old collection. Lots of information about the Jewish people and also the old and new Ghetto. There is a possibility to visit a Synagoge.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

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 July 11, 2016

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 July 9, 2016 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 July 6, 2016 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 July 5, 2016

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 July 5, 2016 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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Staying in Cannaregio

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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.