The oldest Ghetto in the world

The oldest Ghetto in the world, enclosed among the tallest buildings in Venice is a place where there is a unique atmosphere, as if it were a city within a city.
From here all the world’s ghettos took their name beginning in 1516, also as a result of the bloody Spanish inquisition of the preceding decades, when the Council of Ten decreed that all Jews had to live in a circumscribed area. It soon became a meeting point for Jews from Europe and the Mediterranean and a place of strategic importance in the economy of the Venetian Republic.
A guide will take you on a tour of some of the places in Cannaregio and the Jewish Ghetto, telling you the history of the oldest ghetto in the world, you can also visit the beautiful and well-preserved synagogues making use of the guides dedicated exclusively for these places.

Duration: Minimum 2 hours



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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

Plan your experience with us

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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.

credits Simone Padovani / Behind Venice