The Jewish Museum is a truly unmissable venue in the city for those who wish to discover the history of Jews in Venice.

This a ‘dispersed museum’; a highly unusual urban architectural museum complex that includes the Ghettosynagogues, an ancient cemetery, and the museum itself. It contains a small but precious collection of artefacts related to the long history of Jews in Venice.

Thanks to guided tours (in Italian and English), you can visit three of the area’s five historic synagogues located between the Old and the New Ghetto, and the Old Cemetery – which dates back to 16th-18th century – in San Nicolò del Lido.

Lastly, to commemorate the tragedy of the Second World War, there is a bronze relief Holocaust Memorial in Campo del Ghetto Nuovo.