Visit of the Ghetto and history of the the Jewish community of Venice
Inside the district of Cannaregio, not far from the train station, in a quiet area easily accessible, there is the Jewish Ghetto of Venice. Five hundred years ago, in 1516, the Senate of the Republic enacted the forced residency of the Jewish community on this tiny island: accesses were cut, doors and windows walled, a night watch system implemented. For centuries and until Napoleon’s arrival this was the only area in town where the Jewish could live, work and worship.
This tour concentrates on the Ghetto and on the history of the Jewish community in parallel with the destiny of many other foreign communities that have lived and evolved in Venice.