The Jews arrived in Venice in the year 1000, but only since 1516 they were confined in the Sestiere Cannareggio where in the past stood the foundries of the city, "geti" in Venetian. The Ghetto area was connected to the rest of the city by two bridges that were closed at night for security reasons. In 1797, after the fall of the Serenissima, Napoleon decreed the end of segregation and the equalization of Jews with other citizens; this provision became final when Venice was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy.
The tour of the Jewish Ghetto is one of the most interesting itineraries in Venice. You will discover unique places in a journey through Jewish traditions and gastronomy, during a visit to the synagogues, the Jewish Museum and the famous Banco Rosso, the pawn shop that remains one of the landmarks of the city.
In the many bars and restaurants you can try kosher cuisine, such as sardines in saor, perhaps the most famous Venetian dish, strictly kosher!