Antico Cimitero Israelitico

Giudecca, Lido & the Southern Islands

This overgrown graveyard was Venice’s main Jewish cemetery from 1386 until the 18th century. Tombstones range in design from Venetian Gothic to distinctly Ottoman. Some bear the image of a lion, not of St Mark, but of Castile and León, brought to Venice on the armorials of Sephardic Jews expelled from Spain in 1492. The cemetery can only be visited on a guided tour, arranged through the Museo Ebraico, but you can get a reasonable view through the gate.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Giudecca, Lido & the Southern Islands attractions

1. Grande Albergo Ausonia & Hungaria

0.69 MILES

The Lido's take on art nouveau reaches an over-the-top apotheosis in this garish 1907 hotel, decorated with wreath-bearing cherubs and tiles in a…

2. Lido di Venezia

0.71 MILES

The Lido is no longer the glamorous bolthole of Hollywood starlets and European aristocracy that it once was, but its groomed beaches, scattering of art…

3. Blue Moon

0.71 MILES

Named after a glamorous nightclub that once stood on the beach, the Blue Moon serves the spiaggia comunale (public beach) at the northern end of the Lido…

4. Vento di Venezia

0.73 MILES

La Certosa’s yacht marina complex includes a hotel, an alfresco restaurant-bar and a sailing club, which runs regattas and a summer sail camp for children.

6. Spiaggia di San Nicolò

0.79 MILES

Situated at the northeastern end of the Lido, this wide, sandy beach is arguably the island's best. It's popular with Venetian families and there are…

7. Grand Hotel des Bains


This vast belle époque hotel once epitomised Lido glamour, but it's been boarded up since 2016 – an oversized symbol of the beach resort's fall from…

8. Parco delle Rimembranze

0.83 MILES

At the eastern limit of the Giardini Pubblici, on the island of Sant'Elena, this memorial park is planted with umbrella pines, each originally…