History of the Jews in Venice

NATURE OF ACTIVITY: themed visit to the museum and a synagogue

THEME: History of the Jews in Venice

DURATA: 1½ hours

TARGET SCHOOLS: first and second grade secondary schools

DESCRIPTION: this interactive visit is divided into three parts: the first takes place in the museum, where the students can explore the history of the Jews in Venice, on the basis of the objects displayed. The children will then, with the help of a specially created timechart, play at matching events and dates to retrace the historical journey they have just made. Lastly, the class will visit one of the Venetian synagogues.


  • to understand and explore the history of the Jews in Venice
  • for the students to orient themselves chronologically by organising the historical events encountered
  • to grasp the principal features of the synagogue, what they represent and how they are used

Cost: €90 up to 15 students, €5 for each extra student

Educational activities are designed for a minimum of 15 students per class up to a maximum of 25 students. 2 accompanying adults are allowed free entry, plus carers, where appropriate, for small or disabled children and those with learning difficulties.