Jewish Ghetto Food Tour in Venice: Pasta Wine Gelato And Much More!

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: Italy, Veneto, Venice
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  • 4 hours
  • Venice
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Explore Venice's Jewish ghetto, part of the Cannaregio district, from a culinary perspective on this food walking tour with a food-connoisseur guide. You'll visit six different eateries to sample authentic dishes like risotto and baked goods. The tastings add up to dinner.

Highlights

  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Dinner included

In Venice's Cannaregio district, meet your guide and embark on your food walking tour of one of the city's most charming and historic areas, which has been featured in The Merchant of Venice film starring Al Pacino. As you explore, learn about the Jewish ghetto's rich culture and luxurious food traditions.

Although an English word, 'ghetto' originates from a Venetian term that is now used by people all over the world. Discover the delights of the ghetto as you visit six restaurants to sample local foods, including Italian gelato. Your tour takes you across the ghetto and Cannaregio, which is home to an abundance of canals, Gothic churches, dainty bridges, and more. Walk along the streets and squares of the old ghetto (Gheto Vecio), and listen to interesting facts from your guide to enhance your experience.

See the rabbi’s house and historic synagogues (outside), and taste traditional Jewish-Venetian dishes like Sarde al Saor and artichoke bottoms, which are lovingly accompanied by fine kosher wine. Plus, take a leisurely and informative stroll along the romantic walkways known as fondamenta.

On the other side of Rialto, the oldest bridge out of 400 in Venice, indulge your taste buds with risotto and pasta at places where local gondoliers and residents love to eat. Then visit an old bakery where you will be served Venetian-Jewish biscuits and cakes. During your walk along the alleyways, take in enchanting views of Venice at night with its churches standing out against the canals, and sip Italian sparkling wine.

This tour combines art, culture, historical information, and food and wine tastings. For good measure, it is recommended that you come hungry, as you’ll be leaving full and replenished.

Inclusions
  • Food tastings
  • Local guide

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • When artichokes are not in season, you will taste other local specialties.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Departure Point

Gam Gam, Cannaregio, 1122, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy


Departure Time

5:00 PM


Return Details

Campo Santa Margherita, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

4 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

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2mcbon

This tour company went above and beyond for me and my 4 friends who were looking forward to this tour as a highlight of our trip. A mistake on my part led to some juggling, and I have to say the company stepped up. I am so glad they did.
Our guide Micheal was very thoughtful and knowledgeable. Our time in the Jewish Ghetto was full of commentary. What an interesting place to see.
The stops along the way for snacks and drinks were just perfect. (Don't eat prior to this tour...)
Walking with Micheal while he spoke of local places of interest was a joy! We ended with a lovely gelato, and brought home some of the best memories of our trip. Don't miss this tour!

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bonnieyg

Silvia was our guide. She knew all the local histories and places of importance. The 6 interactive food and drink places she took us were amazing in the selection and quality representing the local faire. We even ran into some people she took before, returning to one of their stops, and they could not say enough great things about her. Our allergies and food preferences were taken into consideration as well. I would repeat this tour that’s how awesome it was.

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Sarah O

This tour was the perfect balance of information and great food! Our guide was very knowledgeable, and we learned a lot about this area of Venice that is slightly off the beaten path. All of our stops for food were good and there was plenty of food and beverages. We were quite full by the end of the night!

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george M

This tour started off off in a restaurant where we had enough food to call it a meal, we still had for more places to go. Come hungry for this tour because you are going to leave it. stuffed

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Fred G

A great tour of a part of Venice few see. Guide was fabulous, ( Valentina) and the food and wine were delicious. If you want to see what it is like to live in Venice take this tour.

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I have no idea why it is sideways :/...lovely Cantina Do More and friend!

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Best Spinach Gnocchi and traditional meal too!

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