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Private Walking Tour: Cannaregio and the Jewish Ghetto

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Venezia, Italy
Private Walking Tour: Cannaregio and the Jewish Ghetto

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Explore the unique history of the fascinating Cannaregio district in Venice, home to the Jewish Ghetto, during this private 2-hour walking tour.
  • 2-hour private walking tour of Cannaregio and Jewish Ghetto in Venice
  • Enjoy plenty of personalized attention with a private guide
  • Learn about how the Jewish Ghetto in the Cannaregio was the very first
  • Walk through one of the most populous districts in Venice
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Professional guide
Private tour
Jewish Synagogues Entrance Ticket
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transportation to/from attractions

Departure Point

Campo S. Marcuola, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy

Find your tour guide in St. Marcuola Square, near the vaporetto stop.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide near the church of San Marcuola in the Cannaregio to start your exploration of the neighborhood. In Venice, each district is called a 'sestiere,' and Cannaregio is one of the most populous in the city.

Walk through the narrow alleys and canalside streets in the Cannaregio, seeing some of this sestiere's historic monuments as you go. Hear about the Jewish Ghetto that was built in this neighborhood, which was the original Jewish Ghetto.

The word 'ghetto' comes from a word in the Venetian dialect meaning 'foundry,' and it was in this sestiere that a foundry once stood. Visit the synagogues that remain in the Cannaregio.
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A unique walk through the popular neighborhood of Cannaregio. This tour includes some monuments, palaces and churches in one of the ancient but richest area of the town: the famous Jewish ghetto.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Campo del Ghetto
“ghetto” is a Venetian word meaning “foundry” because the Jewish quarter was built replacing a foundry. This name now means “Jewish District” all over the world. Here you can join a visit of the Jewish Synagogues with specialized guides.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Museo Ebraico di Venezia
Admire the beauties hosted at the Jewish Museum.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Jewish synagogue tour is available in English or Italian language ONLY.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Destination Venice
You can cancel up to 4 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 4 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 3 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 3 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Walking Tour: Cannaregio and the Jewish Ghetto?
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  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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So Disappointing
Maureen E
, Oct 2019
We asked to start this tour at 11 am and were told it might not be possible. The confirmation came back for 9am and the tickets also said 9am. We travelled over 40 minutes to get there for 9 am only to have the guide show at 11 after we made numerous calls to his office. If the tour had been wonderful we might not have minded but it was very disappointing with very little information on the area. We learned the buildings were taller in the ghetto and it was locked at night. That's all. The guide just basically walked around and had us follow him. I have other other excellent local tours but this was so disappointing in so many ways.
We arrived late but our Guide took...
, Aug 2017
We arrived late but our Guide took extra time and made special efforts to ensure we covered everything. She was very accommodating and knowledgeable. Thank you Minu.
We had Francisco as a tour guide and he...
, Jun 2017
We had Francisco as a tour guide and he was very informative about the history of Canaregio and the Ghetto. He walked us around the district pointing out notable locations in the area including Tintoretto's house. In the Ghetto he pointed out the key locations of both the Ghetto Novo and Ghetto Vecchio, and made arrangements for us to tour the Jewish Museum and Synagogue which are handled separately at the end of his portion of the tour. As one might expect, security is a major concern at the Museum and Synagogues, so visitors should be prepared to be inspected prior to entering them. We visited two Ashkenazi synagogues in the Ghetto Novo and the Winter Synagogue in the Ghetto Vecchio, which is Sephardic. The Community dates back to the 13th Century, however there are very few Jews left in the Ghetto today. Most are Ashkenazi/Lubavitch. In planning your visit, make sure that you do not plan to visit on a Friday afternoon or Saturday all day. There are also a number of Jewish Merchants and Kosher restaurants in the Ghetto. Photography was allowed in the synagogues I was surprised at this as well as in the museum. There is a small cafe in the museum along with a book/gift shop.
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