Museo Ebraico di Venezia, Venice

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Learn about the Jewish Venetian culture when you explore Museo Ebraico di Venezia. Located between the two most ancient Venetian synagogues, this museum takes you through the culture, tradition, and architecture of the area. Visit the space devoted to the cycle of Jewish festivities and objects used in Jewish ceremonies. Learn the history of Venetian Jews through objects and images in the next room. You will get to see examples of goldsmith and textile manufacturing from between the 16th and the 19th centuries, as well as ancient books and manuscripts. You can take guided tours of the synagogues to learn about the history and architecture of the buildings. There is a kosher cafe inside the museum as well. Make Museo Ebraico di Venezia a part of your Venice vacation plans using our Venice sightseeing planning site.
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  • loved this tour ! It was a nice museum, a temporary home until the new museum is up and running. The tour was nice, helpful and very informative. Loved seeing the synagogues both inside and out...  more »
  • Very interesting guided tour through the historic Jewish ghetto including visit of the synagogue It is highly recommended to book this tour that gives you a detailed insight of the Jewish history in.....  more »
  • I've never been treated so rudely. I came with a Venice pass but apparently did something incorrectly and was basically yelled at by the employee. I was interested in a guided tour and showed up at the scheduled time for a English tour but couldn't even take part in it as a was rudely just told to go in up the stairs without any explanation. Without a tour there is so little to see and really not worth a visit. Very little on the interesting history of the first ghetto is documented here and you are better off just googling it from home. Awful experience.
  • Well run, thorough museum. Exhibits are well designed and informative—highly recommend the tour of the three synagogues. It really helps place you within Venetian and Jewish history!

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