Visit to the Ghetto and Jewish Museum

Posted on: September 22nd, 2016 by intern No Comments

Friday, September 30, 2016 – 1.30 pm


The Jewish Museum of Venice is located in Campo del Ghetto Novo, between the two most ancient synagogues in Venice.

It is a small but very rich museum founded in 1953 by the Jewish Community of Venice.

The precious objects shown to public, important examples of goldsmith and textile manufacture made between the 16th and 19th centuries, are a lively witnessing of the Jewish tradition. Furthermore, the museum offers a wide selection of ancient books, manuscripts and ritual objects used in the most important moments of civil and religious life.

The museum is divided into two areas: the former is devoted to the cycle of Jewish festivities and to liturgical objects, the latter -planned with a greater educational approach- deals with the history of Venetian Jews.


Meeting Point: Our intern Celeste will be waiting for you at 1.15 pm in Campo del Ghetto Novo, in front of entrance of the Jewish Museum of Venice (how to get there)

Ticket fee: 7 euro, due to the VIU Front office

The visit is compulsory and free for students attending the courses Cultural History of the Jewish Diasporaand Jewish History and Culture in Imperial Russia and in the USSR​.

To participate: all students and faculty wishing to take part to the visit have to sign in the list posted on the door of the classroom corridor by September 23.



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