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The jewish quarter of venice – beyond the ghetto



If you are visiting the city of the doges, then the jewish quarter of venice is an especially interesting and historical part of the city to see. Found in the serenissima area of Canneregio, you can learn about the lives of jews in venice. Indeed this area of the city most probably represents one of the oldest ghettos in the world. This venetian ghetto was home to the jewish community of venice during world war I.

What better way to understand jewish history here, when visiting venice than to visit the Jewish Museum of Venice. CoopCulture and VivoVenetia invite you to a unique tour, to immerse yourself in art, history and Jewish-Venetian gastronomy by visiting the Ghetto of Venice, the oldest in Europe.

Accompanied by specialist guides you will have the opportunity to get to know one of the most characteristic districts of Venice which is of great cultural and symbolic value. Through the visit to this oldest jewish ghetto, Venice will show you a side of her which is a city open to peoples and cultures from all over the world.
At the end of the tour there will be a visit to a kosher restaurant for an aperitif, with explanations on the Jewish-Venetian cuisine, one of the richest thanks to the cosmopolitan character that has always characterized it. In the informal atmosphere of the aperitif you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. We are always at your disposal!


The tour includes:

Guided tour to three Synagogues, spiritual and artistic heart of the Ghetto.
Visit the Old Ghetto, Ghetto Nuovo and Novissimo to retrace the historical phases and discover how life in the Ghetto was during the venetian republic.
Raise your glasses with  L’Chaim !, a Jewish toast that means “To life!”, With a guided aperitif based on Prosecco and kosher products and explanations from the guide on gastronomy and Jewish-Venetian cuisine.


Ghetto of Venice Visits: Dates, timetables and reservations


You can join the tour by reservation every second Sunday of the month. The departure is at 14.30 from October to 31 May, at 15.30 from June to 30 September.
The meeting is at 2.20 pm (or 3.20 pm) inside the Jewish Museum, in Campo del Ghetto Nuovo at n. 2902 / b. By presenting the purchase coupon at the Museum ticket office you can pick up the ticket and go to the waiting room to the right of the entrance. The tour will start from here. Punctuality is recommended! We will join the visit to the synagogues that leave at 2.30 pm (or 3.30 pm).
With the same ticket to you will have the opportunity to enter the exhibition halls of the Jewish Museum free of charge for an unaccompanied visit. At the end of the tour, we recommend that you reserve half an hour of your program to include this part of the visit.
For groups the tour can be run at other times and dates on request. Please note that the Jewish Museum and synagogues are closed on Saturdays and Jewish holidays. The tours to the synagogues leave every hour starting at 10.30.

How to get to the Jewish Ghetto of Venice?

It is easily reached on foot from Piazzale Roma and from the Santa Lucia train station. After 5 minutes of walking along Lista di Spagna cross Ponte delle Guglie, turn immediately left into Fondamenta San Giobbe and after 50 metres take the Sotoportego del Ghetto on the right.
On the side of the Cannaregio district you can access the Ghetto da Fondamenta degli Ormesini. An iron bridge connects the Fondamenta to Campo del Gheto novo.
The Venice ghetto is easily connected by ACTV water buses. The nearest stops are “Guglie” and “San Marcuola”.
The Jewish museum has several staircases and does not have a lift and so is not disability friendly.Contact us for more information.

The Ghetto of Venice: learn about the history, curiosities and anecdotes from this fascinating and unique place
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Ghetto di Venezia: Guided tour with a visit to the Synagogues and Kosher aperitif.
Venice Synagogue: visit to the hidden jewels of the Ghetto






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