Friendinvenice Cannaregio &Jewish Heritage- private tour

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Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Venice, Venice

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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The Cannaregio sestiere (district) in Venice is characterized by a lot of authenticity and history, but it is often ignored by tourists. You will be surprised by its beauty and the peace and quiet.During our walk we will reach
the Jewish community of Venice ."ghetto" the most ancient ghetto in the world.
the word "ghetto". Invented by the Venetian Jews, it was originally a simple toponym: "ghetto" is nothing but the hardening of the Ashkenazi pronunciation, that is of the German Jews who first arrived in this place, of the term "geto", which indicated a foundry (place where the molten metal is "thrown")
In the years before 1516 many other Jews had sought protection in the city, escaping from the hinterland due to the wars. Soon the Ghetto assumed international notoriety and, after the Germans, began to welcome Jews from the most disparate points of the diaspora, Spain and Portugal, Italians, Marranos. Within a few meters there were five synagogues.

What's Included


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 1 - 12
  • YOUTH: Age: 13 - 18
  • ADULT: Age: 19 - 73
  • SENIOR: Age: 74 - 105

Additional Info

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • IM Vacinated
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

The sestiere of Cannaregio, second only to Castello as an extension and population, probably takes its name from the fact that in ancient times it stood on a reed marsh.
It is not uncommon for the most careful and respectful tourist to witness the few Venetian traditions that survived modernity and the onslaught of tourists.
In fact in Cannaregio you can still meet many bacari, the typical local frequented by the residents, or assist the children and kids engaged in typical games, or even see someone who practices the Voga Veneta. There are many Rowing Associations here, many of which are based in a facility near Campo Sant'Alvise, with equipment for hauling boats in the Lagoon, and can practice practitioners off the canals, where the waters are calmer. and less intrusive motor boat traffic.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Campo del Ghetto
Little by little, despite alternating moments of “permission” and “prohibition”, the number and importance of Jews in Venice grew considerably, so much that on March 29th 1516 the Republic found it necessary to enact a decree to organize their presence.The Republic obliged the Jews to live in an area of the city where the foundries, known in Venetian as “geti”, had been situated in ancient times, to wear a sign of identification and to manage the city’s pawnshops at rates estabilished by the Serenissima. Many other onerous regulations were also included, in exchange for which the Community was granted the freedom to practice its faith and protection in the case of war.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Casa del Tintoretto
Tintoretto's house is located in Venice in the Cannaregio district. Tintoretto's house is located along the Fondamenta dei Mori, not far from the Campo dei Mori. Jacopo Robusti, known as Tintoretto, since his father was a dyer of fabrics, lived in this house during his life (Venice, 1519-1594), apart from the period in which he went to the court of the Gonzagas of Mantua, between 1590 and 1593. The house of Tintoretto was built during the fifteenth century in Gothic style. The building is tall and narrow and has a beautiful three-light window on the first noble floor. There are two other elements that distinguish the façade of Tintoretto's house: a plaque that reminds posterity of the house of the great Venetian painter, and a small marble statue, representing Hercules with a club, which tradition has it been placed on building by Tintoretto himself. A statue of an Arab is placed a few meters to the left of the entrance door of the house of Tintoretto. It completes the series of four figures that begins in Campo dei Mori. There are many churches in Venice and other buildings in the city that host paintings by Tintoretto. Other masterpieces of the famous Venetian painter are present in the Scuola Grande di San Rocco (where he painted for 25 years, between 1563 and 1588) and in the Gallerie dell'Accademia. Without forgetting his enormous work "Il Paradiso" (considered by some to be the largest canvas in the world, with its 170 square meters of surface), which still adorns the entrance wall of the Sala del Maggior Consiglio in Palazzo Ducale. Tintoretto also frescoed some facades of Venetian palaces, but any trace of those paintings has now virtually disappeared. Tintoretto was buried not far from his birthplace. Its remains are in fact kept inside the Church of the Madonna dell'Orto

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


A wonderful afternoon
abbyliz, 28-09-2021
This is a hard review to write. Mainly because I feel like I can’t give the experience justice.

A tour with Nadia isn’t a tour you would expect if you’re used to rolling off a cruise ship or out of an all inclusive resort and into a big group where you follow a guide who does nothing but regurgitate information you’ve already read online holding a flag on a stick while navigating through crushing crowds around main tourist sites.

That’s not the way we travel, and I go out of my way to find the exact opposite experience.

I went out with Nadia more informally one day that I was solo, and it was this experience that made my full solo day incredible - she empowered me to get lost, and cherish it. “When you hit a crowd, turn, you can’t get too lost” … I wouldn’t have done that without her encouragement, and I loved it.

My husband and I did a 3-hour tour with Nadia. We meandered streets, turned around less traveled corners, emerged to see a breathtaking view or landmark we didn’t even know existed. We laughed, we talked, we sipped Prosecco, we learned. I don’t think we asked her one question that stumped her, and we were all over the place. She has an innate ability to read interests and I could tell that at a few points she shifted her focus to things we were more interested in. She proudly says she doesn’t follow a set program, and we appreciated that. Her point is - in a city like Venice, there’s a story and history around every bend, so there’s no need to stay on the beaten track. And no matter how far off course I felt like we were going, we always wound up back on track of the tour we had booked.

If I were to make anyone a recommendation it would be a tour with her on their day of arrival, and then maybe another one later in the week, but less organized. After you get to know each other, let her pull something together that you know will interest you.

I’ll leave you with two things - first, Nadia truly loves and takes pride in both her Career and her city. She is passionate about both and it shows. Second, when you do a tour with Nadia, you will immediately have a FriendinVenice

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