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Venice: Jewish Ghetto 2-Hour Walking Tour

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Venice: Jewish Ghetto 2-Hour Walking Tour

From US$ 86.08 per person

Join a small-group walking tour with a specialist local guide in Venice. Enjoy a leisurely stroll to see such landmarks as the Deportation Memorial and Synagogues with stories that deepen your understanding of Venice’s Jewish history.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk the streets of the ghetto to understand Jewish history in Venice
  • See the Deportation Memorial, the Levantine Synagogue and the Jewish Museum
  • Explore the Old Ghetto district at a leisurely pace
  • Discover artisan workshops, galleries, shops and delis
Full description
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, 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. 
Includes
  • Professional guide
  • Small-group tour of max 12 people
  • Walking tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Interior visit of the synagogue and the museum
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
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4.8 /5

based on 8 reviews

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  • Value for money
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  • Service
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Silvia was fantastic. Her knowledge was detailed, exact, interesting - and she clearly loves the subject. An excellent way to get to know a city when your time is short.

October 14, 2021

October 1, 2021

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!

June 20, 2021

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