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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

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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

LaTanya B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very informative and the guide was awesome!!

benfox_school

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.

malcolm.mciver

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

Thadius K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

this was a lovely tour with a very special guide. She gave us good insight into the history of Venice and the areas we were in and explained all of the food as we were served. We really enjoyed this tour and would recommend it to anyone visiting Venice. A bonus is we got to see some lovely areas that were not so tourist oriented. A all around!!

Deborah H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was really fun and I wish I could remember the name of our tour guide. She was so knowledgeable and nice! It was a fascinating history of the Jewish Ghetto and there were three stops for drinks and excellent cicchetti. Excellent tour from beginning to end.

Jennifer M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I really loved this tour! Our guide, Lara, was excellent! She was funny, very informative, and we really enjoyed chatting with her! I would definitely do it again!

Brian D R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Delightful tour, set at a nice relaxed pace. Our guide, Sabrina, was great...charming, knowledgable and professional. I highly recommend this tour.

Ludwig W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Good, informative tour of the Jewish ghetto with an excellent guide. The food, included with the tour, was interesting

jdc_klt

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent tour! Would never of toured the Jewish Ghetto otherwise. The Cicchetti and Wine was fabulous as well. Highly recommend this tour.

anisflo23

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Franccesca was amazing showing us around the un-known parts of Venice. She is a Venetian, so she knows where to walk around. The bacari that we went to were really cool. That day was raining a lot but it didn't matter because hearing about history and looking at the beautiful buildings made the rainy day enjoyable. City Wonders is a great company, if you can book tours with this company go for it.

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