Venice Jewish Ghetto Small Group Tour With SPRITZ And CICCHETTI Tasting

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    5:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Gam Gam, Cannaregio, 1122, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This 2-hours small-group tour is a great way to explore Venice's Jewish ghetto and part of the Cannaregio district with the added unique experience of true Italian ice-cream.
You will have the opportunity to stroll through the narrow winding streets of this quiet neighborhood, stopping to sample some of the most traditional Italian gelato flavors.
This tour is limited to 12 people, so youll enjoy personalized attention from your guide. Gelato tasting is included.

Know More about this tour

Meet up with your guide and small group in Venice'sSestiere of Cannaregio, home of the Jewish ghetto, the first one for Jews in Europe. Its here where the word ghetto first originated.This remote area was where Venices Jewish population were forced to live from the 16th century until the late 18th century when Napoleon lifted the restrictions on their movements. Aside from its historic interest, Il Ghetto is also one of theless touristyneighborhoods in Venice (though it is becoming somewhat of a nightspot) and is a pleasant place for a stroll.

Chance upon the typical high buildings and low ceilings of the ghetto; walk along the streets and squares of the old and new ghetto and listen to interesting facts from your guide to enhance your experience.

Stop over the faades of the synagogues, easily recognizable from their windows and still houses of pray for the Jews community.

Walk along Ormesini fondamenta street, where you can still enjoy a real slice of genuine Venetian life. It is not rare finding out those typical clotheslines hanging over the side canal. Pass by the NeoclassicalMary Magdalene Church rebuilding over top of the medieval church.

Cross the Ponte Chiodo ( or the Nail Bridge) one of the few bridges in Venice with no handrails and learn about the Scuola grande della Misericordia ("Old School ofMercy") a former charity building inVenice dominating the north side of Venice. A unique building of its kind, that after a restoration once againserves the city, reviving its ancient vocation of hospitality, with a modern approach ( external visit ).

Last stop, in Campo SantApostoli, is a gourmet Italian gelateria, specialized in handmade vast variety of frozen treats, produced with local and seasonal ingredients.Why settle for one ice cream flavor when you can try 6?

Remarks: food intolerances are a challenge to cater for on this tour but please get in touch if you have any special dietary requirements and we'll do our best to adapt the tour for you. We cannot guarantee the absence of any allergens on this tour.

Inclusions

Local guide

Ice-cream tasting

Snacks

Exclusions

Transportation to/from attractions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Gratuities

Drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not at least 2 persons booked. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Paper maps are suggested to reach the meeting point ( in Venice GPS often does NOT work)

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Food intolerances are a challenge to cater for on this tour but please get in touch if you have any special dietary requirements and we'll do our best to adapt the tour for you. We cannot guarantee the absence of any allergens on this tour.

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 03-Jul-2019

    The tour guide started by explaining that the Jews were put in the ghetto at their request and for their protection. Because they were “so powerful”, their request was granted. They got locked up at dusk every night.

    The leader was not very informative.

    She also showed a photo of a man with a white beard and large nose as an example of someone who had lived in the ghetto. The tour did not include a visit inside any of the 3 synagogues or the Jewish Museum.
    Skip the tour and go to the Jeeish Museum.

  • 30-Apr-2018

    The Venetian Jewish Ghetto tour was one of the best tours during our 7 days stay in Venice. Our tour guide Alessandra had a deep, detailed knowledge of the history of Jewish settlement in Venice. She explained to us not only the time line and statistical facts about the jewish population, but also how jews were integrated into Venetian environment from the beginning of the Venice to the modern times. Alessandras knowledge about Ghetto and the Cannaregio district where the Ghetto is located was very impressive. She answered all our questions and we learned a lot of new facts about the Jewish life in Venice. We hope that this tour will continue to be available since we are going to send our friends and our kids to get the same experience as we got it with Alessandra. And the gelato tasting was a great treat and fun at the end, with the story about Francesco Procopio, the Italian inventor of sorbet.

  • 22-Apr-2018

    This tour was incredibly interesting for the history content it has. Alessandra, our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the jewish ghetto and explained everything in a nuanced and in depth fashion. Alessandra was patient with our questions and easy going and really fun too! The ice-cream tasting at the end was absolutely delicious!

  • 21-Feb-2018

    This was the best tour we did on our Venetian trip. Our guide Alessandra was very knowledgeable, happy and friendly and it was so apparent how much she loved her job.
    The tour was incredibly interesting and I would actually do it again when I next return to Venice. The gelato was amazing at the end

  • 18-Jan-2018

    It was in fact a private tour, just for us. The guide, Alexandra, was great, she started to offer this shorter two hours tour recently, but the tour starts in winter almost by night, at 5:00 pm, and the Jewish Ghetto just started to awake after the Shabbat Saturday, and naturally the synagogues were closed for visitors. The whole tour, including the Cannaregio district was amazing, and we finished it with a Gelato Ice Cream tasting two big cups. We highly recommend it.