Walk throughout one of the oldest Jewish neighbourhood of the world
Our walk focuses on the history of the Jewish in Venice, on how, when and why the Ghetto was created, on the attitude of the Venetian Government at the time, on a more recent and sad chapter of our history, the holocaust.
The history of the Jewish community has deeply interacted with the history of Venice and of the Venetians, from 1516 and before up to World War I and II and to our days. Five synagogues, shops, a kosher bakery, restaurants and much more witness and tell us how lively the area and the Jewish community still are.
The tour starts in Campo San Bartolomeo, near the bridge of Rialto, and hits all the main sites once connected to the life and the history of the Jewish in Venice: the market, the neighbourhood of Cannaregio, the three Ghettos.
Walk from Rialto to the Jewish Ghetto.
The visit includes:
- the market of Rialto
- cross the Grand Canal on a Gondola-ferry
- walk through the neighbourhood of Cannaregio
- Ghetto Nuovo
- Ghetto Nuovissimo
- Ghetto Vecchio
Possibility to organise the visit of an old Pawn Shop, 'Banco Rosso' (on request and according to availability)
At the end of the tour the client can visit the Synagogues. The guide will provide the necessary information.
The guide will provide as well information to walk back to the city centre.
From late Friday to Saturday evening the Synagogues are closed.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: In Campo San Bartolomeo (near the Rialto bridge), at the monument of Carlo Goldoni
End location: Campo del Ghetto Nuovo
Duration: 3 hours
Estimated Local Cash Needed
17 euros - Gondola-ferry across the Grand Canal: € 2,00 per person
Visit of the synagogues (optional): €12,00 per person
Visit of a pawn shop (optional): € 3,00 per person.
Licensed Guides in Venice have no restrictions at all.
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Giovanna was courteous informative and very thorough in her tour and explanations . She was truly a pleasure. Thanks for a great experience. Anna and Harvey