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  • Address: Campo del Ghetto, Cannaregio sestiere, Venice, Italy

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Venice Jewish Ghetto (Campo del Ghetto) Tours

A designated Jewish Quarter from the 16th to the 18th century, Venice’s Campo del Ghetto gave us the word ‘ghetto.’ ‘Gheto’ in Venetian translates to ‘foundry,’ referring to an island of Venice that Jewish citizens were once confined to. The Venetian Republic decreed that Jews could enter Venice during the day, but on Christian holidays and during the evenings had to stay within the ghetto.

Interestingly, the area is divided into the Ghetto Nuovo (New Ghetto), and the adjacent Ghetto Vecchio (Old Ghetto), though the Ghetto Nuovo is actually the older of the two. Jews from all over Europe lived in the neighborhood — in fact, each of the different synagogues was historically designated by origin (German, Italian, Spanish, etc.) Today the Campo del Ghetto is still the center of Venetian Jewish life. There is a Jewish museum, cemetery, two Kosher restaurants and five synagogues which remain mostly in their original form.

Practical Info

The Campo del Ghetto is in area of the Cannaregio sestiere of Venice. To get there, take the vaporetto (water bus) to the Ponte delle Guglie stop on the Fondamenta di Cannaregio.

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Jewish Ghetto and Cannaregio Food Tour with Dinner in Venice, Venice, null
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Jewish Ghetto and Cannaregio Food Tour with Dinner in Venice

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Explore Venice's Jewish ghetto, part of the Cannaregio district, from a culinary perspective on this food walking tour with a food-connoisseur guide. You'll ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.12
VENICE, CHARME AND ROMANCE TIMELESS, Milan, Food Tours
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VENICE, CHARME AND ROMANCE TIMELESS

A memorable trip to Venice, with no dubt the most famous and fascinating Italian city. Just one day but plenty of beauties to fill your memories: Canal Grande, ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.12
Traditional Home Cooking Experience in Venice, Venice, Day Trips
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Traditional Home Cooking Experience in Venice

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Live an authentic culinary experience in Venice. Enter the home of Lorenzo in Venice and enjoy an amazing hands-on cooking followed by a convivial lunch or ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $118.10
Venice Canal Cruise: 2-Hour Grand Canal and Secret Canals Small Group Tour by Boat, Venice, Cooking ... 
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Venice Canal Cruise: 2-Hour Grand Canal and Secret Canals Small Group Tour by Boat

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Explore some of the smaller, secret Venetian canals by motorboat on a 2-hour cruise, and discover the neighborhoods of Cannaregio, the Jewish Ghetto and ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $137.19

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