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"Ghetto." Il Ghetto Tip by steventilly

Il Ghetto, Venice: 24 reviews and 46 photos


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.

Directions: Cannaregio - go up the Canal di Cannaregio (off the Grand Canal just along from the train station) along the Fondamenta Pescharia and then turn right just before Palazzo Nani, along Calle Del Forno (o
othercontact: In the picture is the memorial w

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  • Updated Aug 24, 2002
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