Venice Jewish Ghetto small group tour with SPRITZ and CICCHETTI tasting

2 hr

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Group Tour

This 2-hours small-group tour is a great way to explore Venice's Jewish ghetto and part of the Cannaregio district with the added unique experience of true Venetian aperitif.  

You will have the opportunity to stroll through the narrow winding streets of this quiet neighborhood, stopping to sample Spritz and Cicchetti.

This tour is limited to 12 people, so you’ll enjoy personalized attention from your guide. Cicchetti and spritz are included.
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Itinerary Details

Meet up with your guide and small group in Venice's Sestiere of Cannaregio, home of the Jewish ghetto, the first one for Jews in Europe. It’s here where the word “ ghetto” first originated. This remote area was where Venice’s Jewish population were forced to live from the 16th century until the late 18th century when Napoleon lifted the restrictions on their movements. Aside from its historic interest, Il Ghetto is also one of the less touristy neighborhoods in Venice (though it is becoming somewhat of a nightspot) and is a pleasant place for a stroll.

Chance upon the typical high buildings and low ceilings of the ghetto; walk along the streets and squares of the old and new ghetto and listen to interesting facts from your guide to enhance your experience.

Stop over the façades of the synagogues, easily recognizable from their windows and still houses of pray for...
Meet up with your guide and small group in Venice's Sestiere of Cannaregio, home of the Jewish ghetto, the first one for Jews in Europe. It’s here where the word “ ghetto” first originated. This remote area was where Venice’s Jewish population were forced to live from the 16th century until the late 18th century when Napoleon lifted the restrictions on their movements. Aside from its historic interest, Il Ghetto is also one of the less touristy neighborhoods in Venice (though it is becoming somewhat of a nightspot) and is a pleasant place for a stroll.

Chance upon the typical high buildings and low ceilings of the ghetto; walk along the streets and squares of the old and new ghetto and listen to interesting facts from your guide to enhance your experience.

Stop over the façades of the synagogues, easily recognizable from their windows and still houses of pray for the Jews community.

Walk along Ormesini fondamenta street, where you can still enjoy a real slice of genuine Venetian life. It is not rare finding out  those typical clotheslines hanging over the side canal. Pass by the Neoclassical Mary Magdalene Church rebuilding over top of the medieval church.

Cross the Ponte Chiodo ( or the Nail Bridge) one of the few bridges in Venice with no handrails and learn about the Scuola grande della Misericordia ("Old School of Mercy") a former charity building in Venice dominating the north side of Venice. A unique building of its kind, that after a restoration once again serves the city, reviving its ancient vocation of hospitality, with a modern approach ( external visit ).

Last stop, in Campo Sant’Apostoli, is a gourmet Italian gelateria, specialized in handmade vast variety of frozen treats, produced with local and seasonal ingredients. Why settle for one ice cream flavor when you can try 6?

Remarks: food intolerances are a challenge to cater for on this tour but please get in touch if you have any special dietary requirements and we'll do our best to adapt the tour for you.  We cannot guarantee the absence of any allergens on this tour.

Important Details

Included
  • Local guide
  • Ice-cream tasting
Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure Point
Gam Gam, Cannaregio, 1122, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy
Return Details
Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not at least 2 persons booked. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Paper maps are suggested to reach the meeting point ( in Venice GPS often does NOT work)
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Food intolerances are a challenge to cater for on this tour but please get in touch if you have any special dietary requirements and we'll do our best to adapt the tour for you. We cannot guarantee the absence of any allergens on this tour.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.