1. 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. 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, restaurants, and handicraft stores. Discover this hidden niche of cultural life in Venice 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 to Venice.