Venice Jewish ghetto tour and the magnificent Cannaregio plus additional synagogues tour

Cannaregio, 30100 Venezia VE, Italia (52)
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  • Venice Jewish Ghetto tours
  • Pet allowed
  • Private tour guide


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The Venice Jewish Ghetto Tour with Lucia

This is my favorite tour in Venice! See my reviews here 

The right mix between the history that everyone should remember, hidden symbols, charming areas off the beaten paths!

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.

Learn why and where the Serenissima forced to live Jewish residents under strict rules for centuries.

During the Jewish Ghetto of Venice tour I will show you the symbols of the three ghettos.  I’ll explain you the secrets of this magnificent area!

Furthermore,  during this Venice tour of Cannaregio I’ll show you highlights and hidden gems of the northern part of Venice.

And why not… if you want to add something more, let’s taste together a local traditional Jewish cake,  a good glass of prosecco wine or the best gelato in Venice!

 

Highlights of my Jewish ghetto tour in Venice:

  • Discover the origin of the word “ghetto” and try to speak a little bit of Venitian
  • You will learn the amazing history of this place and its special buildings called the Venetian skyscrapers
  • How looked like this area during the Serenissima Republic ?
  • How long Venice forced Jews to live segregated in the ghettos?
  • Why Venice created the 1st Jewish Ghetto of the world?
  • Let’s discuss about the WW2 in Venice
  • Let’s speak about the great people used to live in the area
  • Learn about the particular culture, habits and  traditions
  • Learn about the Jewish food and special recipes

Visit to the sinagogues and the Jewish Museum are not included in the tour.

Of course I will explain you everything about the opportunity to join the sinagogues tour. The museum run it everyday (not during the Jewish holidays like the Shabbat).

The tour of Jewish Ghetto in Venice and the magnificent Cannaregio  is perfect for you if: you are looking for something more than the classic Venice tour attractions!

 

Venice Jewish Ghetto tour

Venice Jewish Ghetto tour with Lucia

Book the Venetian Jewish quarter tour

An unusual stroll to discover all the secrets of the first Jewish Ghetto of the world – Venice Jewish Ghetto tour with LuciaAvoid the tourist trail and explore an authentic, lesser known but incredible well preserved area of Venice enjoying the secret corners of the city on the water. Discover with me this very old section of Venice and learn why the Serenissima Republic forced the Jewish community to live under strict rules and how they lived for centuries.

I will help you to recognize the hidden synagogues. Did you know that we are still having 5 sinagogues in Venice? and I will give you insights into the tragedy of the Nazi deportation and how the Holocaust left a deep mark on my beloved city.

Let’s stop in front of the oldest pawn shop in Venice, I will explain you why it is not to be missed.

 

Duration: 2 hours; (if you want to add the synagogues the tour must be longer and the cost will change according to the time spent together)

 

Meeting point: Campo San Geremia

 

 

I have the license to run tours inside the synagogues and the Jewish Museum. If you want to add the synagogues contact me, the tour must be longer

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avatar - Jul, 15, 2024 -

Informative, entertaining and poignant This was my second tour with Lucia (the first was so good we just had to do another one). In this tour she guided us around the Jewish Ghettos explaining in a both entertaining but poignant way about the history of the place. She pointed out things that we would never have seen otherwise. Her enthusiasm for the place is infectious.

avatar - Oct, 27, 2023 -

Scenic822796

If you’re thinking about booking Lucia for a Jewish tour of Venice-don’t hesitate! She is everything previous reviewers have said and more. Lucia is a total delight. She even helped me by advising on my transportation related questions in advance of our travel to Venice. Lucia is super enthusiastic, witty and knowledgeable. She was full of interesting stories and a consummate professional. Her English is easy to understand, and she paces her tour perfectly. I only wished I had pre-booked her for additional Venice tours while we were visiting this special city!

avatar - Oct, 31, 2023 -

MamaTonda

Lucia is a pure delight! She is passionate and knowledgeable about her city!!! We were shown many facets of beautiful Venice - not just the traditional touristy things. Lucia goes above and beyond to make sure you leave with a full understanding of all things Venezia. We can’t recommend her enough. She’s a Venetian treasure!

avatar - Oct, 30, 2023 -

Danielle

Lucia was absolutely amazing! She was so informative and made sure we had a great tour of Venice. She took us to out of the way places, away from the crowds, so we could get a true feel for this beautiful city. She is a native Venetian and her love and passion for the city was so evident! We spent the whole day with her and wish she could have stayed with us for our entire 3 day stay there! Definitely well worth the money for this private tour. Lucia is a true gem!

avatar - Oct, 27, 2023 -

Bartek

Lucia was absolutely amazing! She was so informative and made sure we had a great tour of Venice. She took us to out of the way places, away from the crowds, so we could get a true feel for this beautiful city. She is a native Venetian and her love and passion for the city was so evident! We spent the whole day with her and wish she could have stayed with us for our entire 3 day stay there! Definitely well worth the money for this private tour. Lucia is a true gem!

avatar - Oct, 29, 2023 -

Susan

Totally fabulous experience with Lucia. She is very experienced and knowledgeable. Very personable and handles this difficult subject with grace and empathy. Highly recommend

avatar - Oct, 29, 2023 -

Donella

Just a wonderful view into life in the Jewish ghetto as it was and how that area is transformed today Lucia was very knowledgeable and passionate about the Jewish quarter and Venice. I loved this walk through the old Jewish ghetto. We saw the only kosher bakery in Venice and tried some traditional cookies. Lucia took us to see a gallery with art based around this area and we spoke to the artist. We heard about the life the Jewish people lived in the ghetto all those years ago. How there was a strong community despite all the adversity. I came away thinking about those people and what they went through. Lucia also showed us the area as it is today with a real vibe and energy. I would definitely recommend this tour.

avatar - Oct, 28, 2023 -

Bethany

Lucia was flexible and let our family join an already sheduled tour, and I am sure glad it worked out. We loved our informative tour; Lucia was super affable, knowledgeable and we learned so much. I highly recommend this tour for anyone, and would do it again if I could. Grazie di nuovo!

avatar - Aug, 27, 2023 -

Ps

Lucia was very effective in providing context to the sites we visited. She communicated clearly and engaged with the entire group throughout.

avatar - Aug, 25, 2023 -

Judy

Over and Above! Lucia is incredible! I am so grateful for all her assistance planning our tour - she was so easy to communicate with and planned a wonderful morning for us. Everything worked out so well, I would highly recommend a tour with Lucia if you have the opportunity to go to Venice.

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