Venice is one of the world’s most beautiful and romantic cities. However, Venice is also a place with a dark history, where the world’s first ghetto was instituted and the quality of Jewish life often shifted with the whims of the ruling power.
Located in the Cannaregio
district of Venice is the ancient Jewish ghetto
, one of the most authentic and unchanged areas in the city, and yet still undiscovered by most tourists. Important tales and artistic and historical facts are revealed while on this tour. We begin in the early financial core of the city – Rialto, where various foreign communities resided. Moving along we visit the Jesuits’ campo, preserved in the church here is an important canvas by Titian along with a short, heartfelt speech of the Crociferi
. Strolling to the scuola of the Misericordia
then continuing on to the fondamenta where we finally reach the stunning church of theMadonna dell’Orto
: Stopping here, we admire the notable works by Tintoretto.
In this multicultural and multiethnic community, very near the campo dei Mori yet removed from the center of power, the Jewish ghetto was born in 1516. Listen as we explain what distinguished this area from all other Jewish quarters throughout Europe, during that period along with learning the history of the Venetian Jewish community of today.
Entrances to the Jewish museum and synagogues are not included, as they are strictly controlled by the Jewish community (can be visited after the tour).
- Highlights: • Visit one of the most interesting neighborhoods of Venice, Cannaregio
• Visit of the ancient Jewish Ghetto
- What’s included: 2 hour walking tour, Licensed English speaking guide
- Not included: Entrance tickets to museums and monuments
- Available: Every day
- Persons: Min 1- Max 8 .
- Price per tour: 1-10 pax € 195,00