The Jews in Venice Private Tour

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Youth and Family, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent), Italian (fluent), Spanish (advanced)

A walk to discover the relations between Venice and the Jews

Venice was in the past a very cosmopolitan city: being a city that lived on trade, it had always been tolerant and open-minded towards the communities of foreigners who lived here, that could follow their own religions and Faith without so many problems as they had in other cities. There are a lot of traces of the foreigners presence in Venice and different tours are possible.

When the prosecution against the Jews started in many european Countries, a lot of families escaped to Venice. That's why, in 1516, the Senate of Venice decided to establish the "ghetto", both an instrument of control and protection over the many Jews living in Venice.

The ghetto is today one of the most beautiful residential area of the city, with its typical shops, the Jewish baker, art galleries and good restaurants in the surroundings.


Following the Jewish steps, we will explore the Rialto market, that in the past was the economical centre of the City; we will cross the Grand Canal using the little traghetto, one of the most venetian way to cross a street; then, we will walk through the Cannaregio district, out of the most beaten areas of the city, to reach the Jewish Ghetto, the very first ghetto in the world.
Here, at the end of our tour, you will have the possibility to join one of the guided tours to visit the synagogues, to understand in depth the unique relations between Venice and the Jewish community.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We can meet at the main bus&car terminal, the railway station, St. Mark's square and your hotel if it is in Venice.
Let me know where you are going to stay, so I will agree with you the best meeting point.

End location: Usually this tour ends in Cannaregio, close to the Jewish Ghetto.
I will show you how to go back to your hotel or how to go to any other place you need to go, by boat and on foot.

Duration: 3 hours

if you want to visit the Synagogues and the Jewish Museum, the tour will last 4 hours (it will cost 399€ instead of 299€).

Tickets to enter the Synagogues are not included, and will be paid on the spot by cash or credit card.



Traghetto boat to cross the Gran Canal

What’s Included

My service as a private licensed guide and Art Historian for 3 hours.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 Eur - Traghetto boat to cross the Gran Canal 2€ per person

Any other private expenses (snacks, drinks, souvenirs, ...)

What’s Extra

Traghetto boat to cross the Gran Canal 2€ per

Admission tickets to the synagogues: 12€ per person, to be paid in cash or by credit card

Any other tickets if required

Transportation if required

Any other expenses like snacks, drinks, souvenirs, ...


As a Licensed Tourist Guide of Venice, I have no restrictions at all.

I am not a driver.

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