Guided tour

Venice: Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

Activity provider: Walks In Europe
Guided tour

Venice: Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

Activity provider: Walks In Europe
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Explore a lesser-known side of Venice by joining a walking tour of the Jewish Ghetto led by an expert guide. Discover landmarks and stories that deepen your understanding of the city's Jewish history.

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Duration 2 hours
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English, German
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  • Discover the Cannaregio district and the Jewish Ghetto in Venice
  • Get a deep understanding of the historic Jewish influence in the city
  • Walk the Old Ghetto and experience the local culture at a leisurely pace
  • Explore a hidden niche of cultural life showcasing the Campo del Ghetto
  • Choose to join the optional Synagogues tour organized by the Jewish Museum
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Take a leisurely stroll in a small group to see landmarks to deepen your understanding of Venice's Jewish history. Choose to enhance your experience by joining the Synagogues tour organized by the Jewish Museum.

Begin your Jewish Ghetto tour in the Cannaregio district, a fascinating residential area in the city's northern part. Walk past artisan workshops, galleries, shops, and delis, best explored at a relaxed pace.

Next, cross the bridge into Campo del Ghetto Nuovo (New Ghetto Square), which was founded as a fortified island in 1516. Learn about the confinement of Venetian Jews to the island and how it became densely populated.

Then, learn from your guide as they point out to one of the most significant highlights of the tour: a series of bas-reliefs in the Campo del Ghetto Nuovo – a sight that most visitors to Venice never see.

Next, discover how Napoleon's decision to tear down the gates of the Jewish Ghetto gave Jews the right to live anywhere in Venice. Visit a hub of Jewish culture with bakeries, restaurants, and handicraft stores.

Finally, in the second half of the tour, you can choose to include the Synagogues tour. Although the Museum itself is under restoration and closed for visits, you can still visit the Levantine Synagogue and the Spanish Synagogues with their dedicated guides.

  • Expert local guide
  • Walking tour to discover the Ghetto
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Interior visit to the Jewish Museum
  • Levantine Synagogue on Fridays
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  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Jewish Museum is under restoration and is closed for visits
  • Inside visit to the Synagogues is only included if you choose the correct option
  • The synagogue tour is an extra hour at 1 PM after the ghetto walk from 10 AM - 12 PM, or before the same walk from 2 - 4 PM
  • The Synagogue tour is delivered by the Jewish Museum
  • If you choose the option with the synagogue tour, we will send their entrance tickets to you directly. You can either print them or use them on your smart device
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Great little tour in the quieter streets of Venice's Cannaregio District. Fascinating with a very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. It's a shame that the Jewish museum and 3 synagogues normally open to the public still remain closed for renovation. As we would have loved to visit these after the tour. But hopefully next time!

February 28, 2023

We met our guide, Chiara, in front of David’s shop, along with the others in our group. Chiara was an extremely interesting and knowledgeable guide. She answered all questions, we learned a lot and she was fun to listen to. I highly recommend this tour, it was especially nice to hear a local’s perspective of some of the history.

October 10, 2022

The tour with our very nice guide was extremely interesting and gave us a very good insight into the origins of the ghetto. In addition, the origin and development of Venice was explained in detail. We were a small group and all of our questions were answered. It is absolutely recommendable even if you have been to Venice as often as we have.

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September 29, 2022

Product ID: 169978