WJT

JEWISH Venice

X
For centuries the Grand Canal – or ‘Canalazzo’ as Venetians call it – has been the main ‘street’ through the heart of the city. Four kilometers long, it winds like an inverted S lined with an uninterrupted array of gilded buildings and churches in all shades of pastel colors. A second focal point in the city is St. Mark’s Square, the very symbol and center of political life in the Venetian Republic: it was here that the doge had his residence, here the government sat and justice was dealt out. Bound on the three sides by the Procuratie Vecchie e Nuove and the Clock Tower, the square is dominated by the imposing basilica of St. Mark’s, while off to the side are Sansovino’s Library and the Doge’s Palace (14th-15th century).  Credit: www.visitJewishItaly.it The Jewish Ghetto is in the heart of the Cannaregio district. Venice was the first city in the world in 1516 to force Jews to live in a ‘ghetto’, a Venetian world that spread worldwide through the Diaspora. Ghetto came to stand for a separate quarter, gates and custodians, discrimination and poverty. The Venice ghetto was a large quarter, and is one of the few to have survived in its original urban form. For centuries there were groups of different Jews living side by side: German, Levantines and Ponentines, the so-called ‘nations’. These groups took a long time to mix and persisted with their own customs, rites and different synagogues. To-day the Ghetto attracts visitors from all over the world because of its unique artistic heritage.  

Get Inspired!

Get Google's city map with all of our info, sites and treats included!

Upcoming events


Public Hannukah

Come join the Grand Menorah Lighting in the Campo del Ghetto, one of the oldest ghettos in the world. There will be music, delicious fresh doughnuts and crispy potato latkes tasting, and 100% chance of dancing.


Public Sukkah in Venice

Come celebrate Sukkot in Venice! Enjoy your meals  during this Jewish festival in the public Sukkah of the Venice Ghetto.   https://www.jewishvenice.org/

View All Events

SITES TO SEE

Your site could be here
View All Sites

TOURS OF Venice

Your tour could be here
View All Tours

Jewish Style Restaurants

Your restaurant could be here
View All Restaurants See Kosher Restaurants

CITY GUIDES

You could be here
View All Guides

READ MORE BLOGS AND EBOOKS

World Jewish Travel Official May 24, 2022

The Jewish Story of Venice, Italy

For centuries the Grand Canal – or ‘Canalazzo’ as Venetians call it – has been the main ‘street’ through the heart of the city. Four kilometers long, it winds like an inverted S lined with an uninterrupted array of gilded buildings and churches in all shades of pastel colors. A second focal point in the city is St. Mark’s Square, the very symbol and center of political life in the Venetian Republic: it was here that the doge had his residence, here the government sat and justice was dealt out. Bound on the three sides by the Procuratie Vecchie e Nuove and the Clock Tower, the square is dominated by the imposing basilica of St. Mark’s, while off to the side are Sansovino’s Library and the Doge’s Palace (14th-15th century).  [caption id="attachment_30743" align="alignnone" width="1202"] Credit: www.visitJewishItaly.it[/caption] The Jewish Ghetto is in the heart of the Cannaregio district. Venice was the first city in the world in 1516 to force Jews to live in a ‘ghetto’, a Venetian world that spread worldwide through the Diaspora. Ghetto came to stand for a separate quarter, gates and custodians, discrimination and poverty. The Venice ghetto was a large quarter, and is one of the few to have survived in its original urban form. For centuries there were groups of different Jews living side by side: German, Levantines and Ponentines, the so-called ‘nations’. These groups took a long time to mix and persisted with their own customs, rites and different synagogues. To-day the Ghetto attracts visitors from all over the world because of its unique artistic heritage.  

Read More

HOTELS IN Venice

Your hotel could be here
View All Hotels

#JEWISHVENICE

Had another group of 60 school girls come visit the historical Jewish Ghetto here in Venice. After their dinner at (our kosher restaurant) GAM GAM, I was honored to address them. Please keep me in mind when you are looking for speakers to come to your city for your community or organization! 🛫 ...

78 18

Good morning from Venice Former Jewish district 🌞
A new tour is about to start!
#jewishvenice #jewishhistory #jewishculture #jewishheritage #venice #luxurytravel #luxurytrips #luxurytraveladvisorlife #italy #travel #peaceful #sunnyday #walkingtour #privatetours
...

8 1

Back in Venice ❤❤❤ #venice #venezia #ghettoebraicovenezia #jewishvenice #ghettoebraico #italy ...

12 0

“The Ghetto of Venice” — #jewish #jewishtourism #jewishlife #jewishvenice #jewishitaly #chasidish #chasid #veniceitaly #venice #jewishlife ...

10 0

Kippah for custom order https://www.etsy.com/shop/RainbowKippah
#kippa #kipa #kipot #etsy #judaica #jewishgifts #shabat #shabbos #yarmulke #jewish #lgbt #lgbtqia #trans #etsygifts #jewishholidays #kosher #synagogue #rabbi #yeshiva #barmitzvah #shalom #shabatshalom #jewishnewyork #jewishberlin #jewishprague #jewishvienna #jewishvenice #jewishtradition #kippahfrompoland #jewishwedding
...

8 1

This week we're taking a virtual trip to Venice, Italy! 🛶 On Wednesday 2/2 at 11 AM ET we'll take to the winding, cobbled streets of the Venetian Ghetto which was established in 1516. Join us at mjhnyc.info/venice.

Celebrating Venice, pictured here, is Hilda Mendel Danziger (right) in Venice's Piazzo San Marco with its famous pigeon population. Hilda was a refugee aid worker from Fermo, pictured here with some vacation levity and two of her colleagues. We don't know their names, but we do know that the woman in the center was British and the woman on the left was a Holocaust survivor from Czechoslovakia. (If you recognize them, let us know!)

626.89. Gift of Hilda Mendel Danziger. 1948-1949.

#MuseumOfJewishHeritage #MJHNYC #Venice #Italia #Venezia #VeniceGhetto #JewishVenice #CityOfBridges #VirtualTravel #JewishHistory #TravelTours #PublicPrograms
...

230 1
This error message is only visible to WordPress admins
There has been a problem with your Instagram Feed.
This error message is only visible to WordPress admins
There has been a problem with your Instagram Feed.