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Overview

Explore the unique history of the fascinating Cannaregio district in Venice, home to the Jewish Ghetto, during this private 2-hour walking tour.
  • 2-hour private walking tour of Cannaregio and Jewish Ghetto in Venice
  • Enjoy plenty of personalized attention with a private guide
  • Learn about how the Jewish Ghetto in the Cannaregio was the very first
  • Walk through one of the most populous districts in Venice
Meet your guide near the church of San Marcuola in the Cannaregio to start your exploration of the neighborhood. In Venice, each district is called a 'sestiere,' and Cannaregio is one of the most populous in the city.

Walk through the narrow alleys and canalside streets in the Cannaregio, seeing some of this sestiere's historic monuments as you go. Hear about the Jewish Ghetto that was built in this neighborhood, which was the original Jewish Ghetto.

The word 'ghetto' comes from a word in the Venetian dialect meaning 'foundry,' and it was in this sestiere that a foundry once stood. Visit the synagogues that remain in the Cannaregio.

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y
, Aug 2017

We arrived late but our Guide took extra time and made special efforts to ensure we covered everything. She was very accommodating and knowledgeable. Thank you Minu.

m
, Jun 2017

We had Francisco as a tour guide and he was very informative about the history of Canaregio and the Ghetto. He walked us around the district pointing out notable locations in the area including Tintoretto's house. In the Ghetto he pointed out the key locations of both the Ghetto Novo and Ghetto Vecchio, and made arrangements for us to tour the Jewish Museum and Synagogue which are handled separately at the end of his portion of the tour. As one might expect, security is a major concern at the Museum and Synagogues, so visitors should be prepared to be inspected prior to entering them. We visited two Ashkenazi synagogues in the Ghetto Novo and the Winter Synagogue in the Ghetto Vecchio, which is Sephardic. The Community dates back to the 13th Century, however there are very few Jews left in the Ghetto today. Most are Ashkenazi/Lubavitch. In planning your visit, make sure that you do not plan to visit on a Friday afternoon or Saturday all day. There are also a number of Jewish Merchants and Kosher restaurants in the Ghetto. Photography was allowed in the synagogues I was surprised at this as well as in the museum. There is a small cafe in the museum along with a book/gift shop.


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