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Venice: Jewish Ghetto 2-Hour Walking Tour

Product ID: 169978
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Join a small group walking tour with a specialist local guide. Discover the Jewish Ghetto and learn about the history. Taste the wonderful food and see surprising landmarks that few visitors ever discover.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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
  • Walking tour
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Interior visit of the synagogue

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the entrance of the Jewish Museum in Campo de Ghetto Nuovo. Your guide will have a signboard with the local supplier's name on. Address: Jewish Museum of Venice, Campo di Ghetto Nuovo, 2902/b, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Not wheelchair accessible
• Your local guide will carefully plan your Jewish Ghetto Venice tour so that you don’t miss any of the sights because of crowds
• You’ll either be in a very small group of max 8 or a private tour
• Visits inside the synagogues and the museum are not included - you can visit these on your own when the two-hour tour finishes
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Product ID: 169978