The oldest Ghetto in the world

The Jewish Ghetto is one of the oldest settlements in the city. Surrounded by tall buildings, the tallest in the whole of Venice, it is an area exuding a particular atmosphere, as if it were a city within the city.

All ghettos throughout the world derive their name from the Venice ghetto, instituted in 1516, when the Council of Ten decreed that all Jews residing in the city should be confined within the same area. It soon became a meeting place for Jews from all over Europe and the Mediterranean and a flourishing trade centre, a key factor in the economy of the Venetian Republic.

Discover the history, life and culture of the Jewish community in Venice in an area that summarizes all the characteristics and traditions of the city.



This is a unique opportunity

to discover the oldest Ghetto in the world

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The Experience includes:

  • Accompanying qualified tour director
  • Entrance to the Cultural Institutions
  • Glass of Prosecco at the hotel at the end of the tour

The places included in our tours are regulated by the regulations in force in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic

Book The Experience

Number of participants:

  • from 2 to 6 persons
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Suggested departure times from Hotel Heureka: 10:00 or 15:00

Terms and conditions:

  • The experience must be booked at least 14 days in advance
  • A 30% payment is required at the time of booking.
  • The 70% balance is required 3 days before the experience.

Cancellation policies:

  • 30% refund is provided for cancellations received within 14 days of the experience date
  • for cancellations received between 13 days and 4 days prior to the experience date, 30% will be applied as a penalty
  • for cancellations received 3 days before arrival and beyond, 100% of the amount will be applied as a penalty

Available on : MON – TUE – WED – THU – FRI – SUN

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Plan your experience with us

Feel free to contact us for anything you may need. Use the contact form below or email: , Telephone: +39 041 52 46 460

Please kindly note

that due to the large number of requests at our local workshops and artisan’s partners, entrance at some of ours most exclusive and private experience may be restricted.

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