Explore the rich tapestry of history in Venice as you step back in time to discover the birthplace of Europe’s oldest ghetto. Walk by the city’s first Jewish households, dating back to the early 1000s, and discover the unique background of such a solemn place. Learn about its rapid growth and economic success of the Jewish community in the 15th century, gaining official recognition in various professions, including money-lending. Uncover the intrigue and controversy surrounding this exponential growth, leading to their isolation in the “New Ghetto.” Face history and gain knowledge of this location through a short audio guided tour in the heart of Venice.
This itinerary pass by the following suggested museums/sites (tickets below are not included within this tour):
For all those wishing to explore more in detail the rich heritage of the Jewish Ghetto we suggest to enter the Jewish Ghetto Museum located along the tour itinerary (remember to check opening times in advance).
– Mind that the Jewish Synagogues are accessible only by purchasing the Museum’s ticket. Entrance is recommended to enjoy our itinerary to the fullest, but it is not mandatory!
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