Jewish Ghetto, Venice
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  • Venice: Food and Wine Tour with Cicchetti Tasting

    1. Venice: Food and Wine Tour with Cicchetti Tasting

    Eat and drink your way around Venice on a food and wine tasting tour with a local guide. Visit some of the city's favorite eateries and wine bars, sample tapas-like "Cicchetti", and learn about Venetian culinary culture. Taste a wide range of food specialties, from regional cheeses to buranelli biscuits to traditional cakes. Pair your food samples with traditional drinks and Italian wines. Sample tiramisù in the city where it was invented, and experience the unique culture of “Cicchetti”, the tapas-like snacks loved by Venetians served in cozy and charming “bàcari” (bars). Discover old taverns and quaint locales where locals gather and eat. Explore quaint alleys, historic streets, and colorful markets and view historical monuments and attractions along the way.

  • Venice: Jewish Ghetto 2-Hour Walking Tour

    2. Venice: Jewish Ghetto 2-Hour Walking Tour

    Start your tour by crossing the bridge into Campo del Ghetto Nuovo (New Ghetto Square) into the Jewish Ghetto in the Cannaregio District. Hear about how the Venetian Jews were confined to the island and how it became densely populated. Learn about how the resourceful residents found the solution to the overcrowded conditions; building tenement blocks up to six stories high – an innovative novelty in 16th century Europe. Peek inside the famous Antichita al Ghetto antique store and see the Library Renato Maestro with its ancient manuscripts and dusty archives. Visit a series of bas-reliefs in the Campo del Ghetto Nuovo – a sight most visitors to Venice never get to see. Learn about how Napoleon tore down the gates of the Jewish Ghetto, giving Jews the right to live anywhere in this grand “Floating City.” See how this part of the city is still awash with Jewish culture, bakeries, restauran...

    Fantastic tour by an eloquent, knowledgeable tour guide. I would recommend to anyone wanting to learn about this aspect of Venetian history. Could not be improved upon!

  • Venice: Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour and Gelato Tasting

    3. Venice: Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour and Gelato Tasting

    Stroll through the Jewish Ghetto on this 2-hour small-group walking tour and see the area where Venician Jews were compelled to live by the government of the Venetian Republic.  On this tour, your guide will share stories and lead you through the streets and squares of Old Ghetto, the Rabbi's house, and the historic synagogues of Venice. Your tour is capped at a maximum of 12 passengers in order to guarantee a personalized experience.  After exploring the Jewish ghetto with your guide, visit a local gelato shop. End your tour with delicious gelato enjoyed in a beautiful Venetian setting.

  • Venice: Jewish Ghetto and Cannaregio Food and Wine Tour

    4. Venice: Jewish Ghetto and Cannaregio Food and Wine Tour

    Admire the architecture of Venice’s historic Jewish Ghetto, one of the city’s timeless districts. Rich in culture and tradition, the district was the backdrop for scenes in A Merchant of Venice, a film starring Al Pacino. On this 4-hour excursion into the Cannaregio district, you’ll also see a number of canals, Gothic churches, a variety bridges, and other atmospheric sights. On this journey through time you’ll visit 6 restaurants for authentic tastes of Venice, including the famous Italian gelato! Venetians were the first coffee drinkers in Italy. Stop at an old coffee roaster to sample the locals’ favorite. Your leisurely walk will take you along the romantic walkways knows as fondamenta. See the Rabbi’s House and historic synagogues, and taste traditional Jewish-Venetian dishes such as sarde in saor and artichoke bottoms, accompanied by fine Kosher wine. Crossing the Rialto Bridg...

    The tour had just the right amount of food and drink, and our guide Sylvia shared so much information about the area we toured as well as Venice in general. This was one of the best tours we've ever done.

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What people are saying about Jewish Ghetto, Venice

Monica was so passionate about her history, food, wine, and culture... lightened by her warm sense of humor. The cocktail selections from Prosecco, Spritz, on to wine were perfect, the diversity of food from apps dinner and desert made it the best food tour to date

Lucia was very kind, attentive, polite, and very special in the way she conducted the tour. we learned a lot and enjoyed it a lot, especially the way she guided us. Everything worked great. thank you. I recommend it to everyone.

The tour had just the right amount of food and drink, and our guide Sylvia shared so much information about the area we toured as well as Venice in general. This was one of the best tours we've ever done.

Fantastic tour by an eloquent, knowledgeable tour guide. I would recommend to anyone wanting to learn about this aspect of Venetian history. Could not be improved upon!

entertaining and interesting. You should really do that with someone familiar with the area so that you can get to know and discover the details.