Venice: Jewish Ghetto walking tour
Join a small-group ( max 12 people) walking tour with a specialist local guide. Discover the Jewish Ghetto and learn about its history.
See surprising landmarks that few visitors ever discover.
Walk the streets of the ghetto to understand Jewish history in Venice.
See the Deportation Memorial, the Levantine Synagogue and the Jewish Museum of Venice.
Explore the old Ghetto district with artisan workshops, galleries, shops, and delis which is best explored at a leisurely pace.
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What's included :
- Professional guide
- Walking tour
- Small group tour
What's excluded :
- Interior visit of the synagogue or the museum
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Walks In Europe- Venice, 30122 Venice Italy
Meet your expert local guide and join your very small walking tour of Venice Jewish Ghetto.
Pass By: Ghetto Ebraico, Calle Ghetto Vecchio, 1139, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy
Explore Jewish Venice to see that is missed by most visitors on this walking tour of the Jewish Ghetto around the Cannaregio district.
Delve into a wealth of history, wonderful food, and surprising landmarks that few visitors ever discover in Venice.
Campo del Ghetto Nuovo (New Ghetto Square) which belies its name as it was founded as a fortified island in 1516. Hear how the Venetian Jews were confined to the island and how it became densely populated.
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!
Pass By: Cannaregio, Venice Italy
Continue to Cannaregio district, now a fascinating residential area in the northern part of the city. You’ll be aware of the historic Jewish influence the minute you enter this area as you see yellow signs in Hebrew and Italian directing you to the Synagogue.
This charming Ghetto Vecchio (Old Ghetto district) is teeming with artisan workshops, galleries, shops, and delis and is best explored at a leisurely pace.
Pass By: Antichita' al Ghetto, Calle del Ghetto Vecchio Cannaregio 1133/1134, 30121 Venice Italy
Peek inside the famous Antichita al Ghetto antique store and see the Library Renato Maestro with its ancient manuscripts and dusty archives.
Pass By: Jewish Museum of Venice, Campo di Ghetto Nuovo, 2902, b, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy
Walk past the Deportation Memorial, the Levantine Synagogue and the Jewish Museum of Venice on this captivating Jewish Ghetto Venice Tour.
Learn how Napoleon tore down the gates of the Jewish Ghetto, giving Jews the right to live anywhere in this grand “Floating City.” Although only a small percentage of the present-day residents are Jewish, the district is awash with Jewish culture, bakeries, restaurants and handicraft stores.
This hidden niche of cultural life in Venice comes vividly to life as your local guide escorts you from one fascinating corner to the next, regaling you with tales of past residents that will add a rich undertone to your visit in Venice.
Our tour does not include the synagogue because they have their own guides at set hours. You may consider booking your synagogue tour in advance – let us know.
Departure Point :Jewish Museum of Venice, Campo di Ghetto Nuovo, 2902, b, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
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- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- - All required protective equipment is provided - To reduce crowds, the number of visitors is limited
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.