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Campo del Ghetto, Venice

#3 of 10 in Neighborhoods in Venice
Neighborhood · Hidden Gem · Historic Walking Area
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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  • Despite corona and lack of travel, I managed to see Venice and few other places this month. In my time there were no so many people. It has interesting history. Exterior is little dirty so don't...  more »
  • There are three etymology of word “ghetto” ( it doesn’t sound very nice indeed) The first one is a German derivation as a street. The second one is a diminutive of the Italian word borghetto , little....  more »
  • This was my favorite part of Venice. It felt more of an untouched area with a lot of locals, beautiful side streets and quiet corners. It was nice to learn a little about the history of Jewish people in Venice.
  • The old Venice, full of history.

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