A stroll in the past of this interesting area of Venice.
A walk to discover this very old section of the city. The term "ghetto" is derived from a local Venetian dialect and relates to foundries and the metal casting industry. Here, in 1516, at the behest of the Republic of Venice, Jews were literally locked inside the gates in the evening. We will walk around to discover what is nowadays, the center of Jewish life in Venice. The area comprises several synagogues, divided by ethnicity, a museum, a kosher restaurant and homes for about one thousand Jews.
The walk can start from the train sation and slowly heading to the Section of Canareggio. Following the decree of March 29, 1516, doors were placed at the entrances to the Ghetto, that were closed after dark to prevent the Jews from going out. Guards were placed at the entrance. We will entry from here. We will explore the area together, the buildings, shops and hidden corners. We will arrive in the main square where we will check in the museum to visit the Museuma nd follow the guided conducted from the museum guide. The museum and a couple of Synagogues. The precious objects shown to public, important examples of goldsmith and textile manufacture made between the 16th and the 19th centuries are a lively witnessing of the Jewish tradition. (Please note: I can also organise the visit to the Jewish Ghetto in Ferrara and Bologna upon request!!!)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Train station Santa Lucia, Venice.
End location: Up to the client request.
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
The weather might effect the duration of the tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 Euro - Coffe and a small snack.
•I am a licensed guide, no restrictions
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Elizabetta was wonderful and energetic. We learned so much about the ghetto and were able to see three of the synagogues. It was a great experience, and I would be happy to recommend Elisabetta to anyone looking to tour the Venice Ghetto. Eli