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You need to know how the area was created since it's open now The ghetto was created by closing barriers so the inhabitants could not get out at night! The buildings are taller than most in the area because it was the only way to...More
Attached to the museum was one of the synagogues used by the Jewish community. A person who was on staff at the synagogue was extremely knowledgeable and spoke with us at length about the different Jewish communities who immigrated into Venice.
Its easy to see how closed off this area must have felt to those living in the Jewish quarter of Venice. With gates to the bridges closed in the evening. Its such an interesting area, and visiting the synagogues is a must (part of a...More
It is a small trek to this area of Venice but worth it for the peace, some wonderful works of art and this haunting location. It is steeped in a sad history but fascinating nonetheless. The Holocaust memorial is very dignified and arresting.
We came for one day to venice. It was important for us to see the Jewish gehtto. We walked from the train station enjoyed visiting the small streets but climbing the bridge needed help.
The visit in the ghetto was amazing, like going back to...More
I did not understand how tiny the area is! Definitely do the tour from the museum. It is how you get to see inside the synagogues and get a historical context (won’t say the tour guide was good but would not have been valuable to...More
I regret not taking the guided tour of the Jewish Ghetto where I would have learned a lot about the different structures, nuances & history. Instead I walked around. So with that said, I think the guide is beneficial for this epic historical site. I'm...More
Peaceful and time to reflect. Quiet little ghetto now, with a long history, started in 1516. We walked around on our own and had a drink at a little cafe. There is a museum there that shows the hidden synagogues that were in the apartments....More
We spent a couple of hours wandering around the area. It was quiet and peaceful and obviously you are thinking of how it must have been when it became the first ghetto in the 15th century.
We enjoyed meandering through the alleyways and along the...More
This is a most charming neighborhood. Tours are offered with explanations of the history of the ghetto (the first ghetto in the world where Jews were locked up by the Venetians). Lovely Judaica made by artisans on offer in shops. Two kosher restaurants, a kosher...More
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.
Well, the wayI see it, the área of the Jewish ghetto is actually so small, you don`t really need joining a tour. Asking around the locals will provide you all the guidance you may need. Still, keep in mind the Shabbat, ok... More
Well, the wayI see it, the área of the Jewish ghetto is actually so small, you don`t really need joining a tour. Asking around the locals will provide you all the guidance you may need. Still, keep in mind the Shabbat, ok? Enjoy.