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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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An unforgettable experience

Set away from the main tourist areas, this is an experience that all should seek out - Jewish or not. My husband and I wept in front of the Holocaust Memorial Wall, so emotional... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Set away from the main tourist areas, this is an experience that all should seek out - Jewish or not. My husband and I wept in front of the Holocaust Memorial Wall, so emotional was it's impact.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hire a guide for the ghetto. Many things cannot be seen and you need a guide to show you and explain what happened. It is small but very historic. Very important to the history of Venice and all of Europe

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited Campo del Ghetto and the Jewish Museum on Thursday 9th March 2017. The history of this area and the Jewish people of Venice was very interesting. It is thought provoking when you hear of how the Ghetto was formed right through to what happened to the Jewish people of Venice at the hands of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

for those who are jews and for those we aren't unforgettable experience walking in the streets and canals of the jewish ghetto small shops, museums, restaurants beautiful, quiet, holly and unique places

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tour: get there early as you will have to wait a while for a tour. The tour includes 3 or 4 synagogues. Guides are knowledgeable. There are a few good stores for souvenirs: inexpensive murano jewelry as well as a lithograph store for lovely prints.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This relatively small square in the heart of what was once Venice's thriving Jewish quarter remains true to that image today. It is not near any of the main tourist areas but as with everything in Venice, only an enjoyable walk away from the Rialto bridge. This is a worthwhile place to visit once the major sites have been exhausted.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a bit of a walk but a visit to the Campo del Ghetto is another must-do in Venice. The square is entered by a low roofed tunnel after crossing a bridge over a canal which adds to the feeling of enclosure once you are in the square which is quite large. On one side is the synagogue / museum... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Jewish area of Venice is well worth the visit. As with all of Venice, there is great history attached to the area. We did the museum and Synagogues tour last ing about an hour and a half and it was good spending the time doing it. It's a quiet, reflective area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Ghetto area, and went on the Jewish museum tour. Really very good, the history and the synagogues were really worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No question that you will not get as much out of your visit here, if you do not go with a guide to explain what you are looking at. I was very grateful to be able to "see" more here with a guide. For instance the small 3" square bronze plaques grouped together in front of doorways... represent the Jewish... More 

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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 neighbourhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.
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