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Some history of the Levantine Scola
Among the wealthy Jewish merchants who built the Levantine synagogue in the Old Ghetto were many marranos whose ambiguous religious past aroused the suspicion of Venice’s holy inquisition.

In the 17th century, Longhena restored this synagogue.

The rich red and gold interior of the Levantine Synagogue is particularly beautiful. Note the intricately carved wooden bimah, or pulpit, and the carved wooden decorations on the ceiling.

Not like the other Synagogues, this one, is built on the ground, rather than in cramped top floor apartments.

Synagogue, Shul
 
Levantine Scola 

Address:
Ghetto Vecchio - Venice
Telephone:
+39.041.715012
Open:
winter
Responsible:
Rabbi Shalom Bahbout; Email:
Hotels within 15 min. Walking Distance:
Getting There:
Boat 1 and 82 stop at S.Marcuola-Ghetto; 41, 42, 51 and 52 stop at Ponte delle Guglie-Ghetto;
Run by the Jewish Community of Venice.

SECURITY POINTS: Visitors that wish to attend services at the synagogue must comply the next following:
1. Every visitor has to present a passport.
2. It is prohibited to enter with bags.
3. It is prohibited to bring into the synagogue any electronics device including camera, mobile phone etc.
4. Every visitor must stay until the end of the service.
5. It is recommended to contact us before your arrival to insure and ease entrance to the synagogue, especially during holidays and high season.
Map of Levantine Scola

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