Campo del Ghetto, Venice

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#3 of 10 in Neighborhoods in Venice
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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  • Decided to take the walk to the western area of Venice. It's a distance from St. Mark's but if weather is good - give it a try. There are a few very nice shops there plus restaurants. It is more of a ...  more »
  • Tours are available except on Saturdays. Learn the history of the ghetto through the ages. Imagine being locked in at night, Christian guards at the two bridges, paid by the Jewish dwellers!  more »
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