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Explore the flavors of Venice while learning the history of one of its distinct historic quarters on this culinary tour of the Jewish Ghetto. Visit three 'bàcari' (wine bars) to sample regional wine and the popular Italian bar snacks known as ‘cicchetti,’ with expert recommendations from your local guide. This small-group tour is limited to 12 people, so you’ll enjoy personalized attention from your guide.


  • 2.5-hour cicchetti and wine tour around Venice’s Jewish Ghetto
  • Hear stories about the Jewish Ghetto’s history from a knowledgeable local guide
  • See an open-air market, a mask-making workshop, synagogues and shops
  • Visit three atmospheric bàcari and learn about the Venetian wine and cicchetti tradition
  • Savor a total of three glasses of wine plus enough cicchetti for a light meal
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people ensures a personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Cicchetti and Wine Tour of Venice’s Jewish Ghetto

Enjoy different types of wine and appetizers around Venice!

The Jewish ghetto of Venice is a distinct historic area that was once home to more than 4,000 people at its peak in the 17th century, when the Jewish residents were relegated to a specific neighborhood. Today, the area remains an important spiritual and social gathering place for Venice’s Jewish community and is also known locally as an authentic part of the city off the beaten tourist track.

Meet your guide in the Jewish Ghetto, which lies within the Venice’s northern Cannaregio neighborhood. Learn about the area’s history and culture as you wander its charming streets, passing by synagogues, kosher eateries, unique shops, an open-air market and a traditional mask-making workshop.

Stop in at three different bàcari to get a taste of the local dining scene. Your guide will select from among the neighborhood’s many authentic and reputable bars. Sip on a glass of local wine at each stop, served with bite-size cicchetti. These traditional Venetian appetizers may include savory bites like bruschetta, salted cod, meatballs or fried squash. Learn about local cuisine and the Veneto winemaking region as you soak up the authentic flavors and atmosphere.

After approximately 2.5 hours, your tour concludes near the Campo della Maddalena, with easy access to the Grand Canal. Your guide can point you in the direction of your hotel or provide local recommendations to continue your Venetian culinary adventure on your own.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We really enjoyed this tour. Lara was very informative and entertaining. She showed us some great spots and we loved the bars we stopped at. She also showed great patience with quite a slow group of older guests!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We all over this tour Hazel was great and very attentive to our son. Had great conversation with other tourists on trip. Hazel's recommendation at end of tour to eat was fantastic food was yummy.

Karen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Wonderful tour to places you would never get to see with great information and lively company. Had such a great night - thank you!

Barbara F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was most enjoyable particularly with the Guide Lara - she was very knowledgeable not only on the area but with a wealth of historical information. Also, her demeanour made the whole event a jolly good evening with a mix of nationalities blended by her expertise.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

I enjoyed this tour more than I thought I would because we had the chance to sample some interesting treats.

Patricia K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Jennifer was such a great, warm and interesting tour guide. She gave us such interesting timbits and facts about the city. The tour is really interesting.

Katherine C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This tour was amazing and I highly recommend it. Lovely food and wine and you really learn how the Venetians eat. Our guide was lovely and very knowledgeable about the history of Venice and all the food. Great fun.

Nancy J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our Tour on August 6 was perfect. We had a nice tourguide and 2 nice companions from the UK. The information about the Jewish Ghetto was very interesting. The 3 stops at the local bars with cicchetti were perfect stops to sit for a little, drink a sip of wine and talk about lots of stuff. Thank you!

Melinda M M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our fabulous tour guide Lara provided lots of historical information and brought us to some fantastic spots popular with the locals. Would definitely recommend. Thanks

William H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was a very nice introduction to the somewhat hidden area of Venice.
The guide was quite nice and funny.
We got stuck in the rain, but it all worked out in the end.
Wine can do that.

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