The Jewish Story in Venice (Private Tour)

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Reservation System: Rezdy
API Provider: Rezdy
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Location: Venice
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 2.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
Max Group Size:
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights Learn about where the term "ghetto" originates from
Discover the area of Cannaregio
Visit where the Jewish population was forced to live
Learn about the links Venice has to Shakespeare
Listen to interesting anecdotes from you own privat guide
Summary
Experience history in Venice’s old Jewish district
Description

Interestingly, the term "ghetto" originated from Venice, where it was first used to describe the Jewish district - the place in which the Venetian-Jewish population were restricted and segregated following 1516\. As such, this area of Venice is full of cultural and historical significance.

* First, discover **Cannaregio**, where over half of the Venetian local population lives today 
* Visit where the Jewish Venetian population was forced to live: the **Ghetto** 
* Learn about the local context surrounding Shakespeare's _The Merchant of Venice_

**The Ghetto**

In 1516, the City Council ruled that Jews had to be kept within a small area in the north of the city. A concession to Jews, who were able to live in a secure space, it became a cultural center for their religious brethren across the Mediterranean. The fact that space was at a premium in the ghetto had a direct impact on people’s lives, with buildings rising ever higher to accommodate all its inhabitants. Additionally, Jewish law forbids anything between a synagogue and the sky, therefore many attics became places of worship.

With anecdotes including Napoleon Bonaparte burning the gates in 1797 and the deportation of 1944 during the Holocaust, your guide will help you imagine what it must have been like throughout the centuries to live in the Ghetto.

Included A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group
Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
Excluded Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend snacks along the way
Hotel pick up, we do recommend a centrally located start point
Know before you book Please bring comfortable walking shoes
Kids under 4 are free
Know before you go Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to the tour start time
Please bring waterproof clothing in case it rains
In summer, please remember to bring a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water
Additional Information Not wheelchair accessible
Health Items Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 48 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 15 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Operating Type:

Fixed Times

Season:

All year: From 01-01-2020 To 12-31-2020
Sunday 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
Monday 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
Tuesday 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
Wednesday 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
Thursday 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
Friday 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
Saturday 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 45.44522, 12.32626
Address: ThaumArt Gallery, Venice, Veneto, IT
Notes: Outside the ThaumArt Gallery, on the Calle Ghetto Vecchio
Start Location Notes ThaumArt Gallery, Venice, Veneto, IT
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.7025714, -73.99056
Address: 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Notes:
Start Location Notes ThaumArt Gallery, Venice, Veneto, IT
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

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