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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

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.

Wendy I M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Bernadette was a really wonderful, friendly tour guide who spoke English very well and was kind, fun and communicative. She looked after us very well. It was a great start to my 6 day visit to Venice. I went back the next day to the Jewish ghetto area to take a closer look at art galleries, shops and restaurants that Bernadette had pointed out. I really enjoyed eating and drinking with the other group members. A very pleasant evening. I highly recommend this tour.The main thing is that it shows you the kind of place to look for for cheap wine, coffee and bar snacks. It was also here that I first came across the fried orange balls of rise: Arancia di Riso. These make a good supper substitute, with a few cicchetti bar snacks, which will save you dining out . After the tour I felt more confident to choose the local bars and know that the snacks are good value, fresh and tasty and won't make you sick! Leave plenty of time to get there. Crossing venice can take two or three times as long as you think. Two people missed our tour. I was nearly late, and the company had phoned me to see if I need help getting there which impressed me. We went to the lovely quiet back waters - such a delight. This tour was one of the best parts of my trip to venice

Kimberly s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Loved the tour of the area! Good value!

Jonathan D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Delightful stroll in areas I wouldn't otherwise have visited, terrific leader, delicious cicchetti at places I would never have found on my own. The tour members remained chatting and several of us walked back to our hotels together. A good taste of the culture of Venice.

LaTanya B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very informative and the guide was awesome!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was a very intimate later afternoon tour both interesting with wonderful tidbits of information and food / wine tasting at three locations. Well worth it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was the best tour we did in Venice. Lara our tour guide was excellent and made the tour a big success. Very pleasant evening. Thank you

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