Venice - Venice's Jewish Ghetto and the Secrets of the North

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Venice's Jewish Ghetto and the Secrets of the North

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(275 reviews)
North Side, Venice, Italy
30 mins

About the tour

Here's some fun trivia: Venice is home to the oldest Jewish Ghetto in the world. But that's not the only oldest thing Venice has - it's also home to the oldest casino in the world! On Andrea's virtual tour of Venice, you'll get to learn more about how and why casinos and Jewish ghettos started in Venice. Built in 1638, the Casino di Venezia stands proudly on the beautiful Canal Grande in Venice. It's a place you definitely cannot miss! Venice's Jewish Ghetto started almost 500 years ago and has since become one of the most popular Jewish quarters. Interestingly, the Venetian Ghetto has seen a lot of firsts - the first-ever production of Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice took place here, and one of the world's first skyscrapers was built in the Ghetto. During this virtual tour, these aren't the only two mysteries we'll be exploring as we navigate grand canals in an enchanting Venetian gondola ride. We may even discover a secret passage into a masons' church; Hopefully, we won't be seen...

Meet Andrea


Besides been a licensed tour guide and a freelance journalist, I’m a musician, playing with the most popular reggae singer in my country (who by the way doesn’t sing in Italian, or in English, but in Venetian dialect, never heard of Venetian reggae?) . A 40 years experience on the stage helps me a lot during the tours, because the tour for me it’s like a show, with its climax and anticlimax. Above all anyway, I'm a real Venetian, born and raised in the city. I like therefore to share with passion and my knowledge of this unique city, mixing in my strolling along the city information, fun facts, personal experiences that I think help you to enjoy a unique tour. I’m one of the “eldest” guide on this platform, because when it started there were just three destinations, including mine. I liked a lot the idea of running virtual tours when everything was blocked, but when John and Liam involved me in June 2020, I couldn’t imagine how big this community could have grown, and I’m really proud to be part of it since the beginning.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Venice with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Venice. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

jean H.

25 June 2021

Very interesting tour , pertly because I spent time here in the past, and also there were parts that were new to me. So win-win. Such a fascinating city, always a pleasure to visit. Thank you Andrea, great guide.

Ina S.

22 June 2021

Very interesting tour,keep up the good work!

Diane (Wisconsin) R.

22 June 2021

Thank you for the interesting tour of the Jewish Ghetto. It was truly a history lesson for me. It is sad about what happened in our history and you did a great job of explaining about the Jewish history.

Deidra ✌️ E.

22 June 2021

The tours always whet my appetite to sign up for more.

Lilly P.

22 June 2021

Fantastic!! It wa lkk I’me I was in Venice again. Will be doing the second part of the tour next week

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