Venice: Shylock's Venice Private Tour of the Jewish Ghetto

Venice: Shylock's Venice Private Tour of the Jewish Ghetto

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What You'll Do
  • Explore a side of Venice that is rarely seen by tourists
  • Learn all about the rich Jewish history, customs, and religion
  • A perfect tour for Shakespeare enthusiasts
  • Discover the area so vividly depicted in "The Merchant of Venice"
Take an unforgettable private tour of the Venetian Jewish Ghetto, originally founded in 1516, and get a fascinating glimpse into a thriving Jewish community, its history, culture, religious practices, and even food that is rarely explored by tourists.
What to Expect
Discover the legacy of the world's first Jewish ghetto, and see an aspect of Venice that most visitors never see, on this private tour uncovering the history of the lagoon city.

Funded in 1516, the area known as the Jewish ghetto (so vividly depicted in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice), entrances everyone who sets foot in it. Spend time visiting the Synagogue, and get special insight into the ghetto and its religious practices. Learn about two moving memorials lost in World Wars I and II.

Relish on the opportunity to meet the owner of a local kosher bakery, and enjoy a taste of the beautiful lace-like flatbread known as pane azzime, or Venetian matzoh. Interact with the new generation of scholars and devotees who live among the thriving community, and explore the history and customs of this unique spot tucked into a placid corner of Cannaregio.
What's Included
  • Synagogue
  • Jewish Museum
  • Knowledgeable Guide
What's Not Included
  • Additional entrance fees (approx 8.5)
  • Gratuity
Meeting Point

You will meet your docent in front of the hotel Locanda Ca' San Marcuola, which is located at Campo San Marcuola, Cannaregio 1763. Campo San Marcuola is a short walking distance from the San Marcuola vaporetto stop. Given the complicated nature of transportation and city navigation in Venice, we suggest allowing yourselves more time than you feel necessary to arrive at the meeting point.

What to Remember
If you are traveling between November and March, there is a chance you will experience Venice's famous acqua alta. You might prepare yourself by bringing along rubber boots or purchasing some upon arrival in Venice.

Context walks can be cancelled up to 48 hours prior to the walk with an 85% refund. Within 48 hours all reservations are final and cannot be refunded. Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather. If you are running late for your meeting with our docent, we ask that you call to alert us so that we can relay the message to the docent. No shows are treated as last-minute cancellations and are non-refundable.

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