Historical Venice Tour from a Jewish Perspective

Since its onset, this wondrous city on the water has always had a unique position – in history, in commerce, and in culture and within this, the Jewish community has a long and captivating story to tell. On this private tour, you will dive into the rich history of Jewish life in Venice from the 15th century up to modern day.

Step into the past as you stroll through history around a non-tourist Venice with the insider knowledge of your local guide. You will learn about the origins of the Jewish community, how the Jews lived here over the centuries, and what role they played in the history and economy of the city.

A Jewish heritage walking tour of Venice’s former Ghetto

History comes to life as you visit places where stories took place and hear the side-stories behind them. During this 2-hour walking tour, you will stumble upon historically significant sights related to the culture of the different Jewish groups who lived in The Floating City.

Make your way through hidden alleyways full of history towards the quiet neighborhood of Cannaregio the heart of Jewish life. This unique quarter is home to living synagogues, a museum, a kosher grocery store, and a kosher restaurant.

Journey through Venice Jewish past and present

Explore the Jewish Ghetto established by the government of the Venetian Republic in 1516, which makes it the oldest Ghetto in Europe. The term itself originated here. Today the Cannaregio district is an atmospheric place to stroll where a small community still lives in keeping up their daily activities and kosher culinary traditions resulting in a delectable cuisine still to be found today.

Venice is the only Italian city where one can find an intact ghetto that has remained unchanged since its founding. Thus, you will have the opportunity to get an inside look at this thriving community, both past and present.

Please Note: The Synagogues are open to the public only as part of guided tours offered by the Jewish Museum. Therefore, this private tour does NOT include entry to the Synagogues and Museum (exteriors only). However, when our tour is over those wishing to visit these sites can join a 45-minute group visit inside operated by the Jewish community itself.

HIGHLIGHTS

✔️ A Personalized Private Walking Tour (2 hours)
✔️ Licensed Professional Local Tour Guide
✔️ Venetian Ghetto

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