A stroll to discover all the secrets of the first Jewish Ghetto of the world. Avoid the tourist trail and explore an authentic, lesser known but incredible well preserved area of Venice enjoying the secret corners of the city on the water. Discover with me this very old section of Venice and learn why the Serenissima Republic forced the Jewish community to live under strict rules and how they lived for centuries. Did you know that the word "ghetto" is coming from a local venetian word ? I will help you to recognize the hidden synagogues and I will give you insights into the tragedy of the Nazi deportation and how the Holocaust left a deep mark on my beloved city. Let's stop in front of the oldest pawn shop in Venice, I will explain you why it is not to be missed. And then ? We will explore together the sestier of Cannaregio, with its beautiful streets and the venetian "skyscrapers", we will cross beautiful bridges draped in the local's laundry, Italian style. We will end this unique experience by enjoying a glass of wine from my favorite bacaro in Venice or the best gelato in town or the unmissible cannaregio coffee according to the time and season. I'll be sure to show you all of the highlights, symbols and secrets along the way! So let's get to know Cannaregio a neighborhood not only rich in history and religious heritage but beautiful and relaxing
Ciao! My name is Lucia, I am a curious wanderer, an art historian , a professional freelance licensed tour guide but above all I am a truly lover of Venice ! I want to help you to discover my Venice sharing with you its secrets and my passion and knowledge for the city on the water, of course from an unique and local point of view! I believe that the best way to discover a city is joying locals, following their tips and listening their stories. So.. I wait for you! Welcome to my Venice ! *** If you are in Venice and you can't see availabilities on my schedule, please feel free to contact me! I will do my best to accomodate your request!
according to the season and time: my favourite wine in Venice or the best gelato in town or the unique typical Cannaregio…
A stroll of f the Beaten Path to discover all the secrets of the first Jewish Ghetto of the world: historical gates, the venetian"skyscarpers", we'll recognize the hidden synagogues (outside), the place that gives origins of the word "ghetto", unique wells of Venice, the Stolpersteine (stumbling blocks) of the area and the holocaust memorial. We will cross an historical bridge to see our tried and true laundry drying methods, art galleries
Umbrella in case of rain
If you are in Venice and you don't see availability on my schedule.... just contact me! I will do my best to accomodate your request!
Jewish Ghetto tour in Venice with Lucia