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Explore the Oldest Jewish Ghetto in Venice

Fall in love with Venice and the art and culture of the first Jewish Ghetto of the world. Together we will discover who the Doge of Venice was when the first Jewish Ghetto was established and why he created it. We will start at Ghetto Vecchio and travel back to the time to talk about the daily life of the past and even uncover the deep marks left by WW2.

From Venice
Online Experience
1 Hour
Italy
Upto 5 people
English, Italian
Highlights
  • Real-time experience streamed live from the Venetian Ghetto
  • Stroll from the Old Ghetto to the New Ghetto (Campo del Ghetto Nuovo)
  • Discover who is the Doge of Venice was and why did he establish Venetian Ghetto
  • Visit Venice's oldest pawnshop and look for the hidden synagogues
Description

Fall in love with Venice and the art and culture of the first Jewish Ghetto of the world. Together, we will discover who the Doge of Venice was when the first Jewish Ghetto was established and why he created it. We will begin our virtual tour at Ghetto Vecchio and travel back in time, and we will talk about the past's daily life and even uncover the deep marks left by WW2.
In the next leg of our tour, we will see where Jewish Venetians were deported to the concentration camps and find out how they are remembered today. In Campo Ghetto Novo, we will look for the hidden synagogues and stop by Venice's oldest pawnshop. Towards the end, you will see the newest area of the Ghetto, where we will discover why Napoleon symbolically had the district's gates opened. Here, we will be greeted by a pleasant view of Cannaregio, the most authentic Sestiere of Venice, with its beautiful bridges and canals.

Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes prior to the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves traveling to various places, and at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour either for 75 EUR for a Group of 3 Screens OR as a private session for 125 EUR for up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
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Lucia Bondetti is a professional tour guide, art historian and curious art lover. She loves her job, which allows her to share her passion and knowledge with curious travellers. Her mission is to let travellers fall in love with the secrets and curiosities of the beautiful Veneto region. She has lived in New York, Paris, Sofia, Milan, and Venice, discovering amazing creative scenes. Travelling a lot, she decided to transform my passion into a job. Every time she has the opportunity to meet virtually or in-person travellers, she feels so lucky to live in such a magical place like Venice, having incredible hidden gems around her like the charming Treviso.

Elisabetta Amadi has traveled to many countries around the world and has also explored Italy inside out, so she appreciates how valuable your time here is and what makes a trip truly memorable. Take a walk with her as she tells you the stories that have been handed down for generations in her family about sites and famous and not-so-famous personalities of Venice. You can enjoy leisurely walks through Venice, and discover hidden gardens and alleys, boutique shops, and local sites that will make your tour of this beautiful part of Italy a truly memorable one.

From USD 85 / Group
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.