Small-Group Walking Tour of the Jewish Ghetto in Venice

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29 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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An historical walk and immersion into the heart of the Jewish ghetto to discover the secrets of the 1st Jewish Ghetto of the world. We will avoid the tourist trail exploring an authentic, lesser-known, but incredible, well-preserved area of Venice, full of charme, enjoying the secret corners of the three ghettos of Venice.
You will learn why the Serenissima Republic forced the Jewish community to live under strict rules and how they lived for centuries in Cannaregio. You will discover how changed the area in the centuries.
Did you know that the word "ghetto" comes from a local venetian word?
I will help you to recognize the hidden synagogues from outside and I will give you insights into the tragedy of the deportation and how the Holocaust left a deep mark on my beloved Venice. We will explore together the sestier of Cannaregio, with its beautiful streets and the venetian "skyscrapers", we will cross beautiful bridges draped in the locals' laundry, Italian style.

What's Included

A guide great lover of the area and local expert

What's Not Included

This is a walking tour, we won't visit sites inside (no sinagogues but I can give you all info)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 13
  • ADULT: Age: 14 - 99

Additional Info

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • 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

We will meet in an authentic Venetian campo. I am a local guide expert of the Jewish Ghetto area. Let's unveil the area to better understand why the Jewish Ghetto is in Cannaregio before entering to it, we will visit a greenish area you can't even imagine

• Admission Ticket Free

You could spend a lifetime exploring Venice, and you'd never stop being surprised. What you'll going to love most about Cannaregio is that it still has quiet, secluded spots overlooking the lagoon, homes to local people and enchanting refuges for visitors: a less well known Venice, but no less fascinating.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Campo del Ghetto
We will take a relaxing and unique walk through the three Ghettos of Venice (yes, they are three!) at the discovery of the history, curiosities and daily life and of past and the present of this charming area. I'll be sure to show you all of the highlights and hidden gems along the way!
Do you know the origin of the word ghetto ? Why Venice created the first one of the history? Who was the Doge at that time? DO you want to recognize symbols of that time that only an expert knows? Do you want to listen curiosities about the great people lived here ? And maybe do you remember Merchant in Venice by Shaskeare? Jump into the past and fall in love with this historical and rich of memories area of the floating city. We won't visit the sinagogues or the museum inside but I will show you anyway great details and I will explain you how to visit them

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Fondamenta Dei Ormesini
Let' end our tour discovering the area from a different point of view and enjoy the local dailylife of Cannaregio off the beaten track.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Lucia’s Fascinating and Fabulous tour
STEAMSHIP48, 20-10-2022
I was attracted to this tour by the fact that it was a small personal tour and Lucia’s reviews were glowing .
I was so lucky to be part of this small friendly group and to learn about how the Italian word “getto” means “foundry” ….the Venetian Ghetto was established on the site of a old foundry .
Lucia sat us down in a nearby park where she explained many things ( and showed us maps and photographs ) of how the Venetian Ghetto began, in fact there are three Ghetto areas. We then walked to the Ghetto areas and were treated to a delicious kosher cake , and learnt more about the life in the Ghettos.
Lucia is a passionate and articulate speaker and we learnt of her own interests in Judaism and opinions were shared within the group.
The tour is really interesting and very moving , walking through comparatively quiet , genuine and non touristy areas was especially lovely . In perhaps , the slightly unreal aspects to much of Venice , this is a really worthwhile and real area to visit - and Lucia was the best person to be with !
Don’t miss the chance for a walking tour with Lucia!
Drp328, 18-10-2022
We loved our walking tour in Venice, organized and led by Lucia! She is warm, enthusiastic, extremely informative, and fun. She is a master of the history, the places, the dates, and the politics of the long history of Venice. She communicates clearly and brings pictures and maps to supplement her narrative. We highly recommend Lucia, you cannot find a better guide in Venice!
Amazing tour!
knfield, 01-09-2022
I highly recommend this tour to anyone who is coming to Venice. Lucia is teaching a very important history that everyone should have something to learn from this tour. It is a great way to see a part of the city that you may not have explored and a great way to get recommendations from a local and see the city from a local person's perspective. Lucia had so much information and was clearly a part of the community. It was a great experience to be on this tour with her. I highly recommend you to do it.
Bringing Venice to life.
andywA7626OX, 03-08-2022
Lucia is a vibrant, well-informed guide with a passion for her subject matter. She literally walked us through over 700 years of the history of the first Jewish ghetto. It was a humbling, beautiful experience.
Jeremy_S, 17-07-2022
Great tour and very informative. Lucia is friendly and knowledgable. You get to see the history of the area and how it interacted with the rest of the city.

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