Ancient Ghetto and Cannaregio District tour: history and food - in Venice - LikeALocal Guide

Ancient Ghetto and Cannaregio District tour: history and food


25 EUR

Learn about the world's first Jewish quarter and its amazing history.
See the world first skyscrapers and spot the hidden ancient synagogues!
Feel the atmosphere of everyday life in Cannaregio district and try the typical Venetian tapas in a real "bacaro": the shabbier the better!

Duration: 2.5 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Italian
Tour by antonella

Hello there! This is Antonella, a Venetian born and raised travel and culture addicted tour guide and tour leader. When in Venice I don't offer only the factual information clients expect but also a cultural context that creates a more rewarding experience. I sense the kind of guest in front of me and adapt in no time delivering a tailor-made tour.

When I don't lead/guide I act as an active member of a theatre company. My passion for theatre is very useful for my profession as I never "lecture" my guests: I actually engage them.

When I don't act I write, obviously about travel!
I live in Venice since I landed here for university studies. Later, I never wanted to leave the city, which I love deep down, if not to travel the world, of which I feel a citizen.
I love my job because it allows me to combine passion for foreign languages and for this incredible city, with history, art, architecture, food (get ready for some gourmet tours!) and for theater which, as a matter of fact, in Venice is a long-time tradition.

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  • Explore the ancient Jewish quarter
  • Stroll through open air markets
  • Try a local "cicheto and ombra"

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Fancy a "Merchant of Venice" experience?

The itinerary will wind through streets, bridges and small squares from your hotel (or where you prefer) to Ghetto Novissimo, Novo and Vechio (the newest, the new and the old). You will learn all my secrets about the world's first officially recognized Jewish settlement with its rules and every-lively-day life in a tolerant and cosmopolitan 16th century Venice.

Strolling through Cannaregio area I will show you the real city where locals shop for food at small open air markets or take a break with a "spritz" (before-meals cocktail) and a "cicheto" (typical Venitian tapa).

According to the meeting point most suitable for you we can approach the area either from east or west but not to worry: you won't miss a thing!

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What’s included & not included

  • My guiding
  • A lot of local atmosphere
  • One drink and one tapa

Meeting point

Under the clock on the left, as you exit the trains station and walk down the steps (Venice, Italia Santa Lucia Train Station)

Pickup options are available for private tour bookings.

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25 EUR
  • Full refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the tour
  • No booking fees
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