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: Private Cannaregio and Jewish Quarter Tour

    3. Venice: Private Cannaregio and Jewish Quarter Tour

    Your local guide will take you to see beautiful palace facades, houses of past Arab merchants, the Campo dei Mori, and beautiful views of the northern lagoon. Cannaregio was once home to one of Venice’s most famous painters, Tintoretto. Enjoy stories of his life and peers and see the place of his burial, the Madonna Dell’Orto Church. The church, often referred to as Tintoretto’s church, holds a spectacular collection of his masterpieces, and is truly a must for all Tintoretto fans. Walking from here, your guide will accompany you to the famous Jewish Ghetto. Dating back to the early 14th century, there is much to discover on this island within an island. In 1516, the Senate approved the proposal that all Jews should be moved to a closed area within the city. By crossing over one of the three bridges to enter this area, you can step back in time and learn about this complicated history. ...

  • Venice: Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour and Gelato Tasting

    4. 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: Cannaregio District Private Walking Tour

    5. Venice: Cannaregio District Private Walking Tour

    Visit the popular area of Cannaregio district, located opposite to Castello and San Marco, close to the vibrant train station. This tour starts at Rialto. Proceed along Strada Nuova in order to reach Fondamenta della Misericordia, which is full of typical bars and restaurants. Continue to Campiello dei Mori, close to Tintoretto’s house and Madonna dell’Orto gothic church. Another street along a little canal will take you to the Jewish ghetto. Instituted on 29th March 1516, this is the most ancient Jewish ghetto in the world. Along the tour a professional guide will tell you all about the district's history and its unique places. This is a unique opportunity to discover a different Venice, far away from the overcrowded places of the city.

  • Venice: Jewish Ghetto and Cannaregio Food and Wine Tour

    6. 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.

  • Venice Food Tour: Rialto Market and Cicchetti Tasting

    7. Venice Food Tour: Rialto Market and Cicchetti Tasting

    Enjoy a food tasting tour of Venice with a difference, and escape the over-priced, touristy food of the city’s reputation. Start your tour by exploring the twin hearts of the city's food scene; the Rialto Fruit and Vegetable Market and the Rialto Fish Market. Peruse aisles overflowing with fresh produce as your guide explains how ancient trade routes and a strong maritime history shaped the diets of the Venetians. Learn how Venice still gets the freshest fish from the Mediterranean Sea. Leave the markets to embark on a culinary walking tour of Venice. Stop at a local butcher, bakery, and one of the oldest spice stores in the world. Hear how Venetian ships used to be the main source of spices for much of Europe. Sample delicious wines from the region, along with the famous cicchetti (small bites) at 2 local bars. Feast on local delicacies. After All’Merca, cross the Grand Canal by gond...

    Our very knowledgeable and pleasant guide Francesca was informative about the food culture of Venice. It was interesting to discover how this city of islands received its provisions historically and in the current day. The introduction to bacaro and Cicchetti was fun and tasty. We were a fun group of 11 which was just the right size and the lunch of fine pasta and a sardine dish was enjoyed by all. Once again I was impressed by Walks Of Italy and will continue to take their tours in the future.

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What people are saying about Jewish Ghetto, Venice

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 65 reviews

Super competent tour guide, a thoroughbred, proud Venetian who knows a lot about the history of Veneto. He knows how to put his listeners under the spell of the 16th century with his Venetian charm. Thank you Svetlana and Walter for the nice tour

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.

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.

The guide was a sensation - really competent and we also had a lot of fun.