A private guided tour about the history of the oldest ghetto of the world and a relaxing sandolo ride
This tour will take you in a fantastic part of Venice, far from the busy spots.
You learn the history of the longest Jewish district of the world, inspiration for William Shakespeare too!
After an introduction about this unique place (where does the strange "ghetto" name come from?) we'll wander around it, to discover how the every day was for Jewish people was.
In the last part of the tour you'll cross the canals around the island of Ghetto by a sandolo, a traditional venetian boat.
Let start a fantastic journey in the oldest jewish district of the world!
We'll discover stories, curiosities, every day life of the venetian ghetto.
We'll visit the two large square were the synagogues were, one for every Jewish nation (Italian, German, Spanish, etc).
We'll discover the sad stories of Venetian Jewish during the Deportation, and the heroic task of a single man, Giuseppe Jona.
At the end a relaxing ride by sandolo (a typical Venetisn boat, like a gondola), we'll get us around the narrow canals around the Ghetto, to understand how this refuge- prison worked.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 2 hours
In case of bad weather there could be problems for the sandolo ride
One part of the tour for about 1h 20m will be on foot and the rest on a sandolo boat
Estimated Local Cash Needed
2 EUR - Price of a coffee
Licensed Guides in Venice have no restrictions in: churches, historical buildings, all public museums and galleries and in most private collections.
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Francesca made our time in Venice so special. Her local insights and deep knowledge allowed us to capture the escence of not only the history but of Venice today. Our children were entertained and captivated. Mille Grazie