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The Jewish Ghetto of Venice: an insightful AudioGuided Tour

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Explore the old Venetian Ghetto, known as "Ghetto Nuovo". Through a short self-guided tour on your smartphone you'll stroll in this fascinating neighbourhood, exploring backgrounds and local heritage.

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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. 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!


English Audio-Guide City map itinerary route (GPS) Information at every stop

Important Information

  • Please make sure to read carefully the email you'll receive after booking this tour, and follow the instruction received (containing a link and a passcode that you'll need to start the walk). Audio language: english This short but insightful tour provides visitors with meaningful storytelling and background info about places connected to the Jewish Ghetto. The tour uses a web map; it is a self-guided audio tour that you can start, pause, or restart at any time and complete at your own pace, but you need internet connection! The time needed to complete the walk is relative, as it depends on the speed at which the various points on the route are reached. The time shown refers to listening to the audio and the calculated average walking time from one point to the next without stopping.

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