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Cicchetti and Wine Tour of Venice’s Jewish Ghetto

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    The Jewish ghetto of Venice is a distinct historic area that was once home to more than 4,000 people at its peak in the 17th century, when the Jewish residents were relegated to a specific neighborhood. Today, the area remains an important spiritual and social gathering place for Venice’s Jewish community and is also known locally as an authentic part of the city off the beaten tourist track.

    Meet your guide in the Jewish Ghetto, which lies within the Venice’s northern Cannaregio neighborhood. Learn about the area’s history and culture as you wander its charming streets, passing by synagogues, kosher eateries, unique shops, an open-air market and a traditional mask-making workshop.

    Stop in at three different bàcari to get a taste of the local dining scene. Your guide will select from among the neighborhood’s many authentic and reputable bars. Sip on a glass of local wine at each stop, served with bite-size cicchetti. These traditional Venetian appetizers may include savory bites like bruschetta, salted cod, meatballs or fried squash. Learn about local cuisine and the Veneto winemaking region as you soak up the authentic flavors and atmosphere.

    After approximately 2.5 hours, your tour concludes near the Campo della Maddalena, with easy access to the Grand Canal. Your guide can point you in the direction of your hotel or provide local recommendations to continue your Venetian culinary adventure on your own.
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    Departure Point
    Ponte delle Guglie, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy
    Departure Time
    6:00 PM
    Duration
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Campo della Maddalena, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
    • Taste local cicchetti appetizers and wines at three Cannaregio district wine bars
    • 2 glasses of wine
    • 1 glass of prosecco
    • Small group of 12 people or less
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Guests under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult
    • Unfortunately, due to the particular kind of appetizers served in Venice’s typical wine bars, they cannot meet special dietary requirements of our clients, such as gluten-free, vegan, etc. options.
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    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

    Monica was an absolutely lovely tour guide! She was very knowledgeable about not only the Jewish area but also Venice as a whole. We enjoyed three nice glasses of wine with the choice of red or white along with traditional Venetian “tapas” which were quite...More

    Thank kfossum
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    An interesting walking tour not part of the normal Venice tourist spots. Good to learn about how the normal people lived as well rather than just the elites.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Su Jin Zhong L
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We enjoyed this tour but felt it to be a bit too long, would have loved one more glass of wine & cicchetti, Monica did a great job! I think it might have been a little shorter had one of the couples not asked 100...More

    Thank scotthS2127DB
    CityWondersCS, Guest Relations Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hello scotthS2127DB, Thank you for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor. We appreciate your kind words regarding the service provided by Monica. We will pass on the message to her, as she will be happy to hear your feedback. We are sorry to hear that...More

    Reviewed 25 July 2019 via mobile

    This was a great way of exploring a particular section of Venice, learning about the history of the Ghetto and the Jewish community up to the present day and stopping along the way to explore the food and wine of the region. Our guide Alice...More

    Thank Ann T
    Reviewed 14 July 2019 via mobile

    Guide seemed very knowledgeable. She was friendly and very approachable with questions that came up during the tour. Food and drinks were also good.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Adam R
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    Response from SeeTheWholeWideWorld | Reviewed this property |
    Just completed tour this May. As others have stated we were shown the Temples and monuments and given a little history and background on the evolution of the neighborhood. I am not Jewish, but our guide seemed to answer all... More
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