The Ghetto Nuovo is a small island surrounded by canals in the Cannaregio District. In 1516, the Council of Ten decreed that the Jews of the city be confined to this area of the city, which was then cut off from the rest of the city by wide canals. Within a very small space, a diverse group of Jews contributed to both the commercial wealth of Venice and the diffusion of their own culture. As the number of Jews in the area increased, the Ghetto was forced to expand, and buildings rose to six or more stories--a unique happening in Venice.
Walk down along the luminous canals to the gothic church Madonna dell'Orto. Attended by the painter Tintoretto, the church now contains several of his paintings, including a huge mural of "The Last Judgement." Tintoretto's tomb is also located here. Past this restful stop, at the extreme northern point of town, you will enjoy a marvelous, melancholy view over the lagoon, with the cemetery island of San Michele stretching out before you.
Departures: 02:00 PM, 09:30 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - Since this tour involves a lot of walking, you should be in good physical condition.
-This tour departs from St. Mark's Square for all passengers (cruise ship passengers and hotel guests). Please allow about 50 minutes to get from the cruise ship pier. If you're staying at a hotel, please consult with your hotel for transfer distance. More instructions will appear on your voucher.