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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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30121 Venice, Italy
+39 041 715359
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited the Jewish Ghetto early morning and found it quite, peaceful and moving. Seeing the stumbling stones of Jews who were taken away to German camps and walking around the Ghetto one has time to reflect on how cruel humans can be to each...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took an evening tour of the entire area - interesting that the first 'skyscrapers' were in the Ghetto in Venice!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DarrellM390
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth visiting to get a sense of history it is also very peaceful compared to the rest of the city. The Ghetto itself is quite small but leads to some lovely parts of the city to explore

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mark I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's very interesting place with many small galleries, where you can admire artists and also buy something. It is possible to visit the synagogue and also some small bars and coffee shops. Campo del Ghetto is must on my every visit of Venice.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Vladimir F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

located far away from the main tourist attractions, a really quiet place, not overloaded by tourists, here you see old Venice, this is the place where the Jewish people live, small streets, also a piazza - heavily guarded by Police - small Canals, boat traffic,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Erfurt
Reviewed December 4, 2018

This will bring up different feelings in people, especially if you are of Jewish decent. Unfortunately due to time restraints we couldn't stay as long as we would have liked, nor were many places open. It helps to read up about the history before actually...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank FLBfive
Reviewed November 22, 2018

We have been to the ghetto twice now on varying visits. Keeps me grounded an the history an feeling for the area reminds me how lucky I am an how cruel history has been for some people. The area in terms of history, art, just...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank EastSussexVisitors
Reviewed November 15, 2018

The Jews were basically penned up in the Ghetto at night in the beginning of their time in Venice. The city knew of their business skills and welcomed that but of course not being Catholic they were suspect. Same as in Rome earlier. So they...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Rowland45
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Well worth a visit, take the synagogue tour from the Jewish Museum. There are a number of kosher bakeries here that make great almond flavoured snacks.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Trevor P
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We booked a private guide during our only free afternoon in Venice, missing St Mark's and the Doge's palace. Mistake! It is well worth a visit but you can do it on your own. The Museum (which we went to after our guide left) had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution,
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August 17, 2018|
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Response from CaptDrLarry | Reviewed this property |
Dear Diana, Loved Venice. I booked my hotel and walking tour through TFL Tours in Italy. They were amazing. My guide was not Luca in Venice. I had a Luca as a guide who was incredible in Florence. Our walking tour ended with... More
September 28, 2017|
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Response from rjaffelieb | Reviewed this property |
Live guides. They are very knowledgable and happy to discuss and answer questions!
June 18, 2017|
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Response from mendi62 | Reviewed this property |
Just visiting the inner campo and view the free and public monuments- about half an hour - one hour (when museum and Synagogues are closed). Adding the museum and synagogues will add an additional 2 hours. Add time to... More