Campo del Ghetto, Venice

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Dating back to the early 16th century, Campo del Ghetto may be the first Jewish ghetto established in the world--the word "ghetto" comes from this place. Although many of the approximately 500 Venetian Jews live elsewhere in the town, they still come here for religious services and celebrations. While in the area, you can see the small but informative Jewish Museum, see a bronze holocaust memorial, and grab a bite at a kosher restaurant. Plan to visit Campo del Ghetto and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Venice attractions using our Venice trip planner.
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  • The Jewish Ghetto is walking distance from S. Lucia train station, in a quiet part of the Cannaregio neighborhood. Security personnel were evident in the area. Around the central square are the buildi...  more »
  • A place full of history, where the wall carvings of extreme beauty revealing all the suffering of this period
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  • The Jewish Museum in the Jewish Ghetto of Venice is filled with treasures from the 1600s when the Jewish population of Venice was flourishing. The Jewish Museum has an entrance fee and you can take a ...  more »

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