Canareggio area, Venice

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  • Holocaust Monument in the Ghetto Nuovo
    Holocaust Monument in the Ghetto Nuovo
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  • Cannaregio canal at dusk
    Cannaregio canal at dusk
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  • Skyscraper in the old Jewish Ghetto
    Skyscraper in the old Jewish Ghetto
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    CHIESA DI SAN GIOVANNI E PAOLO

    by ilmercantedivenezia Written Jan 9, 2004

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    peter schneider 1999

    This is "CAMPO SAN GIOVANNI E PAOLO" maybethe most beautiful Venezia field, "CAMPO" once was the gentlemen's square,today is worth it to go there is a pair of restaurants very important for who he wants to eat well.
    See "RICK STEVE GUIDE"

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    The Campo dei Mori

    by ChrsStrl Written Jun 21, 2003

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    One of the four

    This takes its name from the Palazzo Mastelli where a family of rich merchants from the Peloponnese lived. They are represented by the four turbaned figures on the walls of the campo. This is the first.

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    See Tintoretto's house

    by ChrsStrl Updated Jun 21, 2003

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    Tintoretto

    Near Madonna del Orto is the house of the great painter. It is only a short distance from where he was buried. a memorial plaque is above the door.

    The house is still used for occasional exhibitions and lectures.

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    GHETTO

    by Helga67 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Ghetto, Venice

    Today, the word "ghetto" has a negative connotation, being associated with modern urban slums and the persecution of Jews in Central Europe during the Nazi era. But in 1516, when an enclosed neighborhood for Jews was created in Venice, "ghetto" referred to the foundry that the district replaced. What's more, the intention wasn't to persecute Jews per se: The Venetian Republic segregated its Jews to placate the Roman Catholic Church, which had already forced the expulsion of Jews from much of Western Europe.

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    The Ghetto

    by eurotravels Written Sep 8, 2002

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    The Jewish Ghetto at Campo del Ghetto Nuovo. The Jewish were banished to this part of town, which became very cramped. As there were legal limits on the height of the houses they were given very low ceilings. From the outside you can see how many floor were crammed into the buildings. It’s worth a visit just to make you think about some of the atrocities committed in the past. Many Jewish still choose to live there.

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    In 1516 an enclosed...

    by AndreasK Written Sep 7, 2002

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    In 1516 an enclosed neighborhood for Jews was created, called the Jewish Ghetto. The word „ghetto“ did not have the negative connotation it has today. At the time it was quite common for foreign merchants to be housed in a separate quarter, e.g. the German and Turkish merchants lived in separate quarters.

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    Ghetto 2

    by yeah_baby Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Reaching the Ghetto Walk or take the vaporetto (water bus) to the Ponte delle Guglie/Ghetto stop on the Fondamenta di Cannaregio, just above the Ponte delle Guglie bridge. You'll see a low rectangular arched doorway next to the Gam Gam restaurant. Go through the arch, and you'll be in the Ghetto Vecchio. Keep on walking to reach the larger (and older) Ghetto Nuovo, where you'l also find the Jewish Community Museum.

    TIPS: Skip the tour if you aren't able to climb stairs, since the Ghetto Nuovo's synagogues were built above street level for reasons of space, security, and religious law. If you're Jewish, enjoy kosher cooking, and can't afford the prices at the Gam Gam restaurant, you can arrange to buy meals or kosher food at the rest home.

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    The Ghetto

    by yeah_baby Written Feb 25, 2003

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    The Ghetto in the northwest, you might want to start out with the primary intention of getting from Point A to Point B, but almost immediately, the walk itself becomes the whole object of your morning's enjoyment. Every corner you turn offers a new vista or a charming vignette of sunlight, brick, bridges, and water..

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    Ghetto.

    by steventilly Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Venice is the origin of the word 'ghetto'. It originally was 'geto' (a foundry) and this area was initially a foundry until the jews of Venice were forced to live here in 1516.
    The buildings in the Ghetto area are different to other venetian buildings, because lack of space forced them to cram more floors into the height of buildings available to them.

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    Campo Ghetto 3

    by FRONA Written Jan 4, 2005

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    Ghetto square

    This is the main square of campo ghetto. Quite nice and peaceful. It has a number of things worth seeing like a memorial board and wall as well as an ancient well.

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    The Palazzo Mastelli

    by ChrsStrl Written Jun 21, 2003

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    The camel relief

    This is the home of the four brothers. It is known as the camel palace becuase of this relief on the canal facade. It is a palace worth seeing as the mix of architectural touches is wonderful.

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