Venice off the beaten path: Cannaregio and Venice Jewish Ghetto tour with an art historian

Campo San Geremia, 30100 Venezia VE, Italia (0)
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  • Venice off the beaten track, hidden gems tours
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If you are looking for a special view of Venice choose my Cannaregio Tour!

Let a local help you to discover secrets, history and gems of this charming area of Venice: Cannaregio one of the biggest “sestieri” of Venice.

Sestiere is the typical Venetian district and Cannaregio is in the north of Venice, nowadays is the same area of the railway station.

This district is well worth a visit for many different reasons. It can be seen as a kind of  classic, pictoresque neighbourhood but it is also the living area of the bacari, typical winebars where you can stand or sit to feel as a Venetian.

The Jewish Ghetto tour will show you a maze of streets and canals, you can find gondole and sandoli and very often painters sitting at their easels to capture the typical venetian light.  Everyone loves Venice, but once in Cannaregio you’ll fall for its personality, details and history.

I am sure you will fall in love with Cannaregio and the Jewish Ghetto area . This is the first Jewish Ghetto of the world and I will teach you the right local pronunciation. Let’s get involved in the history of Venice with me, a local art historian and first of all a  great lover of the area!

This tour is a piece of heart for me, I will explain you why during our tour!

Together we will enjoy an amazing point of view of the lagoon (here we are so close to the northern side of Venice). We will pass through the historical and charming Jewish Ghetto, one of my favorite areas of the floating city.

I will show you an hidden park (yes, Venice can be so green and this is the place where we sit and relax). We will see some of our schools, the “fondamenta” famous for our “bacari” winebar, the Merchant of Venice area, places famous for incredible legends.

And then, the Scuola Grande della Misericordia a former confraternity with a special and funny story, a unique bridge, a special church not touristy at all. The the sites where the painters Tintoretto and Tiziano used to live and finally we can even change sestiere and reach the Venetian pantheon, a church that everyone should visit in Venice!

My Venice is such a special city and even the names of the streets are so unique, we call them “nizioleti” and I will show you how special can be!

So. . we will see the authentic Venetian daily life speaking about the past and the present and meeting locals.

This will be a relaxing walk in this charming and peaceful side of the floating city. Together during the Venice Jewish Ghetto Tour we will visit hidden corners. We  will talk about history, architecture  and art as Venetians do.


Highlights of the Cannaregio tour:

  • the history of an incredible Venetian family;
  • a hidden green park where locals get relaxed;
  • the complex history of the first Jewish Ghetto of the world;
  • we will discover the steps of Shylock, character of Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice”;
  • Legends linked to  the Church of Madonna dell’Orto;
  • The place where Jacopo Robusti, better known as Tintoretto and Tiziano lived (our master of art);
  • The Scuola Grande della Misericordia, the history from Confraternity to  the most beautiful gym in the world and now exhibition hall;
  • Fondamente Nove, the northern side of Venice. Take a look to the island of Murano, the cemetery of San Michele. When we are so lucky in the clearest days even the Dolomites and PreAlps mountains!
  • The beautiful Gesuiti church, not so tourist but for sure stunning

I can 100% customize this Cannaregio and Jewish Ghetto tour in Venice according to your interests!


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Meeting point:

Campo San Geremia (Cannaregio)


Duration: 2,5 hours

Cost: 200,00 euro + eventually any entrance fee

Note: the tour can 100% tailored


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