The Venetian Ghetto

Risorsa 72elena webPrivate tour

pin-20-ppc-copiaGuglie’s bridge

2 hours

Walking tour

In 1516, the Republic of Venice decided that all Jews residing in the city would have to live and work on its outskirts. From dawn ‘til dusk, the gates to the Jewish quarter were locked, giving birth to the world’s first ghetto. Five hundred years later, the ghetto is a charming, bustling part of town, where a dynamic Jewish community runs a museum and five different synagogues. The ghetto is also home to several kosher restaurants and bakeries and to a wide range of cultural activities.

Join us and gain an insight into the stories of the families forced to live in this district. Ponder why the ghetto’s buildings are so much taller than homes in other parts of the city, and catch a glimpse of the oldest synagogues, which are tucked amidst venerable Venetian homes.

Learn why the “Old Ghetto” was actually built after than the “New Ghetto”

Visit Venice’s ghetto

Discover the origins of the word “ghetto”

160 € /tour

Important info

Cost: € 80 per hour

Meeting point: Cannareggio, Ponte delle Guglie (see map) or your hotel in central Venice

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To cancel or reschedule a tour, please contact elenacattafi@gmail.com

  • If you cancel up to 72 hours before the tour is scheduled to start, you will receive a full reimbursement.
  • If you cancel between 72 and 48 hours before the tour is scheduled to start, 50% of the cost of the tour will be refunded.
  • If you cancel fewer than 48 hours before the tour is scheduled to start, the cost of the tour will not be refunded.
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The Venetian Ghetto

Risorsa 72elena webPrivate tour

pin-20-ppc-copiaPonte delle Guglie

crono-20-pc2 hours

Risorsa 74elena web

Walking tour

In 1516, the Republic of Venice decided that all Jews residing in the city would have to live and work on its outskirts. From dawn ‘til dusk, the gates to the Jewish quarter were locked, giving birth to the world’s first ghetto. Five hundred years later, the ghetto is a charming, bustling part of town, where a dynamic Jewish community runs a museum and five different synagogues. The ghetto is also home to several kosher restaurants and bakeries and to a wide range of cultural activities.

Join us and gain an insight into the stories of the families forced to live in this district. Ponder why the ghetto’s buildings are so much taller than homes in other parts of the city, and catch a glimpse of the oldest synagogues, which are tucked amidst venerable Venetian homes.

Costo: € 80 all’ora.

Cannaregio, Ponte delle Guglie (see map) o in hotel se in zona centrale .

160 €/tour

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