Historical Jewish Ghetto & Magnificent Cannaregio Private Tour

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30 reviews   (5.00)

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Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Venice, Venice

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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A special Jewish Ghetto tour in Venice to unveil all details, symbols, curiosities and history of this special area of the floating city. This is my favorite tour in Venice, the right mix between the history that everyone should remember, hidden symbols that you can't find on guide books, passion and charming areas off the beaten paths! If you want to have a better understanding of the real Venice: this tour is for you!

FOR PRIVATE & TAILORED TOURS --- CONTACT ME: luciaveniceguide@gmail.com

What's Included

Italian and English speaking local guide

Local guide in love with the area

Many tips and suggestion to fall in love with Venice

What's Not Included



Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Let's start with an incredible view and the intro of our tour. The history of the Jewish Ghetto of Venice is quite complex, I will help you to have a better understanding of this place starting from the past to the daily life of nowadaysThe Jewish Ghetto tour of Venice is the right mix between the history that everyone should remember, hidden symbols, curiosities, details in a charming area of the Venice off the beaten paths!
Explore Cannaregio, a lesser-known but magnificent corner of Venice with a private walking tour of the historical Jewish Ghetto of Venice, the first one of the world. Learn why and where the Serenissima forced to live Jewish residents under strict rules for centuries. I will show you the symbols of the ghettos and I’ll explain you the secrets of this area!
Furthermore I’ll show you highlights and hidden gems of the northern part of Venice and why not… let’s taste together a local traditional Jewish cake.
– discover the origin of the word “ghetto”
– How looked like this area during the Republic ?
– Why Venice created the 1st Jewish Ghetto of the world?
– Let’s discuss about the WW2 in Venice
We can end this unique tour by enjoying a glass of wine from my favorite "bacaro" in Venice or tasting the best gelato in Venice. If you have any special requests, please let me know because this tour can be 100% tailored to your wishes.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Fondamenta Cannaregio
Let's reach one of the three gates for entering to the ancient ghetto of Venice.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Campo del Ghetto
We will wander through the oldest Jewish Ghetto in the world. Hear local stories and find out how these Venetians lived under oppression Find out about and view Stolpersteine (stumbling blocks) of the area, as I explain how the Holocaust has left a deep mark on Venice. We will speak about the incredible people used to live here and you will discover the links to the history of nowadays.

We will see (from outside) three ancient sinagogues and the holocaust monuments, special wells and the Chabad of Venice

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Fondamenta Dei Ormesini
We say goodbye and end our tour in a beloved part of Venice, the beautiful fondamenta degli Ormesini. Now we can unwind and enjoy a glass of the best Venetian wine as locals do! (it can be the best coffee or 1 gelato scoop according to the age and season)

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Campiello L'anconeta
Final stop, it is time to say goodbye.
I'll give you all info and tips to keep on discovering the incredible Venice even without me but let's keep in touch!

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Awesome tour to start your time in Venice
ruth r, 31-08-2022
This was an awesome tour to kick start our time in Venice. Lucia is passionate about her city and knows so much! We loved doing the ghetto (gheto) tour as it gave us a great appreciation of this part of Venice, the history and stories of inspirational people. Being off the beaten track was great too and to explore the small alleyways. Totally recommended - this was fantastic!
One of our best tours ever!
Curiosity286190, 18-06-2022
We had a wonderul tour with Lucia through Cannaregio and the ghetto. Lucia is such a warm person and full of humor, knowledge and stories. We enjoyed our time with her immensely and really learned a lot! Lucia also was great with the children of some of the other participants. She had them look for symbols and signs, so for the children and teens it was like a game. Thank you so much Lucia!
Wonderful Cannaregio and Jewish Ghetto tour
SuzeATraveller, 04-05-2022
Lucia is very knowledgeable, and passionate about this subject and about this tour. She was friendly, and great with the kids. Not only did she give us insight into the ghetto and life at this time, she helped us see Cannaregio through and Italians eyes and brought a unique part of Venice to light and into our hearts. We loved this tour with her.
Amazing Tour
Eric R, 25-03-2022
This is one of the best tours my wife and I have taken. Lucia shared the history not only of the ghettos, but also of Venice in order to set the foundation and give us a better understanding of it all. She is great story teller and very passionate about what she does. She made the tour interactive and fun while immersing us in the history of the ghettos but also Venice. She even went above and beyond by sharing recommendations of some of her favorite spots in Venice and offering herself as a resource for the rest of her visit. I can’t speak highly enough of this tour and of Lucia. This is a must do tour during your time in Venice!
Incredible tour of Venice's Jewish Ghetto
JoshSethLevine, 07-03-2022
I think this was the best tour I've ever been on! Lucia has a wealth of knowledge and was able to bring the history and current state of Jewish culture and community in Venice to life. It was an incredible lens through which to experience the city, could not recommend this tour more highly. We were also just so impressed she was able to answer our many, many questions. You won't regret going on any tour with Lucia!!

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