• Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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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.

Highlights

  • 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

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

Nicholas G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

This was an excellent tour! Lara, our guide, was fun, energetic, and very knowledgeable about Venice. We enjoyed walking around the Jewish ghetto, learning about the history of that section of the city and how it influenced the city as a whole, and visits to three bacari bars to sample different cicchetti and wine. The variety of samples was great and each place was prepared for our arrival. Lara recommended a great seafood restaurant during the tour and even helped give us directions to go back for dinner at conclusion of the tour. We had a great time and would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Venice!

mexico72

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

THIS was one of THE BEST, FUN, INFORMATIVE tours we have ever taken. I would HIGHLY recommend this tour

lwhite.foxxy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

EXCELLENT!!!! Worth going and now a favourite part of Venice every time I visit.

momo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Plentiful food - great wines. The service at each place was speedy and friendly. We were even able to sit at several places! Our guide was great. She was of course an expert on the ghetto and her English was exceptional. The only downside was the timing. It was after drk when we were in the Ghetto so the beautiful monuments to the dead weren't visible.

MARK M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

A lot of fun great way to sample local cuisine and wines and make new friends

Lindsey G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Sadly we missed our connecting flight in Portugal, then all of our flights were delayed, so we missed this tour and I'm so sad.

Kira B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Lara was amazing! The walk was moderate. The information given was great. Lara was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions.

theminogue

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Tour guide was wonderful! Enjoyed the wine, cicchetti, and tour itself!

Fran P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Lara our guide was wonderful! She answered all our questions, shared some of her personal stories and made us laugh. I would strongly recommend Lara for your tour in Venice!

Judith A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Loved our tour guide, Lara. Learned so much and cicchetti was delicious. Perfect for a light dinner.

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