Jewish History Tour in Venice

Venice canals
Discover the Jewish history of Venice as you explore the historic districts of Giudecca and Cannaregio with a local guide. Experience art, history, and gastronomy to get a complete view of Venetian Jewish culture. This historic walk will immerse you in the interesting stories surrounding the world’s first Jewish Ghetto

You’ll start in Campo San Geremia and learn why the Serenissima Republic forced the Jewish community to live under strict rules. Then, listen as your guide explains how they lived for centuries in Cannaregio and how the district changed throughout the years. Then continue to Campo del Ghetto. The word ghetto is a local Venetian word meaning “foundry.” Wander through the neighborhood, discover hidden synagogues, and learn about the tragic deportation during the Holocaust. 

Next, explore the neighborhood of Cannaregio. This district has famously beautiful streets with Venetian "skyscrapers" and charming, narrow canals. Cross bridges draped in the locals' laundry and end the tour at Fondamenta dei Ormesini.

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Itineraries with Jewish History Tour in Venice

Jewish Heritage in Northern Italy - 9 Days

Jewish history is of fundamental importance for Italian cultural heritage, and nearly every city in Italy can trace back their Jewish communities. Spend 9 days exploring the synagogues, ghettos, old cemeteries, and more to explore this rich culture. See the San Sabba concentration camp in Trieste, explore Venice's medieval ghetto and view ancient Hebrew texts in Bologna. 

Discover Venice, Florence & Rome - 14 Days

Spend two weeks visiting Italy's top cities and world-famous winemaking regions. See ornate palaces and colorful bohemian islands in Venice, tour the Uffizi Gallery to see da Vinci's work in Florence, and climb the leaning tower in Pisa. Spend a day touring vineyards and small farms in Tuscany, then make—and eat!—the perfect pasta dish. Round out your trip in Rome for a visit of the Sistine Chapel and buzzing neighborhood wine bar.

Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast & Rome - 17 Days

Discover Italy's incredible history and beautiful cities on this whirlwind 17-day trip. Explore Venice on foot, try Tuscany's famous gelato and visit art museums in Florence, then check out the turquoise sea and old-timey fishing villages of the Amalfi Coast. Your trip ends in Rome where the ancient Roman Colosseum, world-famous Vatican, and the perfect slice of pizza await.

Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre, & Venice - 9 Days

Start your trip in Rome and visit the legendary Colosseum. Admire the Sistine Chapel and stroll through the streets of its buzzing nightlife. See Michelangelo's 'David' sculpture in Florence, meander through piazzas and across the famed Ponte Vecchio bridge before exploring the colorful, seaside villages of Cinque Terre. Finish off in Venice, shopping for carnival masks and handblown art.