This exclusive Venice Jewish discovery walk offers insights and understanding of the history of the Ghetto and Venetian Jewish life. The first Jewish Ghetto in the world was created in Venice, Italy in the early 16th century. Venice Jewish Ghetto is a place full of charm, history and anecdotes. This old quarter is filled with sites that still testify to its rich cultural and legendary past. No visit to Venice is quite complete without a glimpse into how the Jews have flourished in this city through the centuries. Enjoy a private guided tour of Venice Jewish quarter where important communities and spiritual legends have been created and developed for centuries. Venice Jewish discovery walk concentrates on the Jewish history of Venice. Best for cruise passengers who want to delve into the heart of Venice’s Jewish history, culture and traditions.
The Jewish presence in Venice has very deep roots. This intimate Venice Jewish discovery walk follows in the footsteps of the establishment of the Ghetto and the heritage of the Venice Jewish community. Experience Venice Jewish history while discovering curious corners of the city. Your personable guide brings the past back to life and you easily feel transported to the glittering sights and sounds of old Venice. The main focus of this Venice Jewish discovery walk is the time when Jewish life in the city was at its most vigorous height from the early 16th to early 18th century. A time that witnessed the creation of both the cultural heritage and the physical architecture that came to characterize the Ghetto. Interspersed with actual accounts of rich families and famous merchants this tour enables to breathe life into the story.
Venice Jewish discovery walk concentrates on the Jewish history of Venice. Visit the Jewish section of Venice. A lovely stroll along Venice charming narrow streets and canals takes you to the Jewish district of Cannaregio to discover a neighbourhood largely unchanged by the tourist hordes. The Venetian Ghetto founded in 1516 is the focal point of Jewish life in Venice. Get a glimpse into daily life in this historical area. The Ghetto hosts five old synagogues, two kosher restaurants, some bakeries selling delicious kosher sweets from the Jewish Venetian tradition, and a museum documenting the history of the Jewish people who lived in Venice. For a real insight into Venetian Ghetto neighborhood your local guide highlights cultural aspects of the Jewish history and the daily life within the context of Venice history. Venice Jewish discovery walk ends with priceless insiders information and connections from a true Venetian. Your expert guide is happy to address you to kosher restaurants that suit your taste buds and budget as well as additional Venetian sights for you to enjoy independently. Contact us to experience an exclusive Jewish Venice guided tour.
Please Note: Venice Jewish discovery walk does not include entry to the Synagogues and museum. Entrance to the Jewish museum and Synagogues is not included since guided visit to these religious sites is strictly managed by the Jewish community itself.