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Jewish Ghetto Food Tour in Venice: Pasta Wine Gelato And Much More!

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    In Venice's Cannaregio district, meet your guide and embark on your food walking tour of one of the city's most charming and historic areas, which has been featured in The Merchant of Venice film starring Al Pacino. As you explore, learn about the Jewish ghetto's rich culture and luxurious food traditions.

    Although an English word, 'ghetto' originates from a Venetian term that is now used by people all over the world. Discover the delights of the ghetto as you visit six restaurants to sample local foods, including Italian gelato. Your tour takes you across the ghetto and Cannaregio, which is home to an abundance of canals, Gothic churches, dainty bridges, and more. Walk along the streets and squares of the old ghetto (Gheto Vecio), and listen to interesting facts from your guide to enhance your experience.

    See the rabbi’s house and historic synagogues (outside), and taste traditional Jewish-Venetian dishes like Sarde al Saor and artichoke bottoms, which are lovingly accompanied by fine kosher wine. Plus, take a leisurely and informative stroll along the romantic walkways known as fondamenta.

    On the other side of Rialto, the oldest bridge out of 400 in Venice, indulge your taste buds with risotto and pasta at places where local gondoliers and residents love to eat. Then visit an old bakery where you will be served Venetian-Jewish biscuits and cakes. During your walk along the alleyways, take in enchanting views of Venice at night with its churches standing out against the canals, and sip Italian sparkling wine.

    This tour combines art, culture, historical information, and food and wine tastings. For good measure, it is recommended that you come hungry, as you’ll be leaving full and replenished.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Gam Gam, Cannaregio, 1122, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy
    Departure Time
    5:00 PM
    Return Details
    Campo Santa Margherita, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy
    • Food tastings
    • Local guide
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • When artichokes are not in season, you will taste other local specialties.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I was recommended to go on this tour by a coworker who went the previous summer. I thought it would just be little tastings at different places, but the portions were very generous! And the tour guide was awesome! We had Alice and she was...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Guide was very accommodating with my food allergies and gave a good overall view of the Jewish Ghetto, I would recommend good to see true living area in Venice.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank AMCllins
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Our tour manager from Gate 1 assured us that we could make it back in time for this tour, so we booked the night before the tour. Both my 75 yr old husband and myself (72) did our best getting back from St. Marks Basilica...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank bidneslady
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    First of all - Alice, our guide, was super fun and one of the nicest guides we ever had! She literally knows everything about all aspects of Venice - we have learned sooo much! Second - Cannaregio and the Jewish getto are beautiful and totally...More

    Thank AleLC511
    Reviewed 14 August 2019 via mobile

    Our tour guide Alice took our group through 6 different stops. As we walked around the jewish ghetto, she enlightened us on the history behind the area and the background behind many buildings, restaurants, structures, etc. Wine was given to us during 4 stops, but...More

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    Kathy H
    12 July 2019|
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    Response from toomuchfun22 |
    I agree with the other answers and while it was not this one, we did a similar tour on our night of arrival and it worked well. We were able to sleep on the plane so I’m sure that helped.
    1 June 2019|
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