Discover the history, the art and the cuisine of the Jewish Ghetto and Cannaregio district in Venice with a local connoisseur on this tasty food tour.

From 89€ per person

The Jewish Ghetto and Cannaregio district are off-the-beaten paths and you will enjoy a relaxing atmosphere.

SMALL GROUP OR PRIVATE AVAILABLE:4 h / 5 PM, options available for people with allergies or special dietary requirements


Explore one of Venice’s most charming and historical areas by taking our Jewish Ghetto food tour. Featured in many books and movies, such as the Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino, the ghetto is rich with cultural and culinary tradition.

The English word ghetto actually originates here. Yes, it is a Venetian term that is now used all over the world. We will visit more than 6 eateries, ending with authentic Italian gelato. The itinerary crosses the area of the Ghetto and Cannaregio, adorned with canals, spectacular churches, cute bridges and things to see.

We will see the streets and squares of the Old Ghetto (Gheto Vecio). Our fun and informative local guide will tell you the history of the place and some fascinating curiosities.

We will see the Rabbi’s house (from outside) and the historic sinagogues of Venice (from outside). We will taste traditional jewish-venetian dishes such as Sarde al Saor and Artichoke bottoms served with great wine. Between our food and wine stops we will take a relaxing and informative stroll on the romantic walkways called “fondamenta”.

After crossing the oldest bridge in Venice – yes, the oldest out of more than 400 bridges in the city!!! – we will eat in a selected restaurant where local gondoliers and residents like to eat! We will taste pasta you will hardly find elsewhere.

We will also visit an typical old bakery where you will be served zaeti, buranelli and other special biscuits. During our walk you will also enjoy the enchanting views of Venice by night with its churches, canals and alleyways lit up and sparkling like the great prosecco wine you will be drinking.

The food tour is a combination of art, culture, history, food and wine tasting. You will eat a lot so please come hungry! Bring your camera too, this might be your best experience in Europe.


✔ Food tasting
✔ Lunch
✔ Alcoholic beverages
✔ Local top-rated guide
✖ Hotel pickup and drop-off

More than 300 Reviews from our guests

Glenn F., Philadelphia, PA

We had a great time on this tour. Our guide, Ana, took us to places the locals know, introduced us to the street food of Venice , and provided lots of background information. She was very proud of her city and she was very personable.

Marcus F., Rugby, UK

Loved it. Monica, our guide was fantastic. Our group was great. The places we went were amazing especially Cantina Do Mori, my sort of place. I recommend this trip.

Julia T., Denver, CO

We are so glad we booked this! We were the only two to have booked that evening so we had our own personal tour with Giada. She was a such a delight and showed us how and where the locals do “Happy Hour”. Giada is an official tour guide of the city, and also a local so she had lots of fun and interesting stories about Venetian life. I would definitely recommend taking this tour to get a taste of authentic Venetian lifestyle.
TIME 5 pm (approximately 4 hours)
WEATHER Tour takes place rain or shine
REQUIREMENTS Suitable for all age groups and fitness levels - Options for vegetarians
SIZE Max 14 people per tour (except for private groups. In this case we arrange a special tour)
MEETING POINT Meet your guide outside Gam Gam Restaurant, in the middle of the Venice’s Jewish Ghetto. Open link in Google Maps You can reach the meeting venue from the Venezia Santa Lucia railway station by walking straight east for 7 minutes.
USEFUL INFO Please be sure to arrive at the meeting point at least 5 minutes before the starting time of the tour. This is the key to ensure the high-quality of your experience. We also recommend you wear comfortable shoes.
PRICE From 89 € per person. Discounts for children and large groups.
CANCELLATION POLICY You can cancel your experience for free up to 24 hours before the starting time of the tour. Once you have completed the payment, you will receive an email with your e-ticket in attachment. In the same email you will also find a link to manage your reservation, including the cancellation. The total amount will be refunded to the credit card used for the payment process.

Contact us for more details about this tour and if you have special wishes or needs we can customize the itinerary.

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