- 2 hours
Venice Jewish Ghetto Tour
A Thriving Community
Will we visit the Museum on this tour?
Unfortunately, the museum has been closed for restoration since 2021, we hope it reopens soon but can assure you that your experience will not be impacted by this as you'll still be able to explore the Synagogue and Jewish Ghetto neighborhoods.
Do you reserve headsets for this tour?
Is this tour suitable for clients with mobility issues?
This tour doesn’t cover extensive territory, however, it does involve some stairs, therefore, it isn’t suitable for clients in wheelchairs. Please contact us to discuss an adapted tour.
Originally from Venetian mainland, Matteo has lived in different countries, which sparked his interest in art history and archaeology. He holds a B.A. in Cultural Heritage Preservation and an M.A. in Archaeology - specializing in Islamic Archaeology - from the University Ca' Foscari, Venezia. Matteo chose to specialize in Islamic Archaeology, due to his personal passion and curiosity for the Islamic World: this particular interest was developed after several travels and stays in different Middle Eastern countries. He has worked as a freelance archaeologist following projects in different locations of the Veneto Region in Italy and in Cairo, Egypt. Matteo became a qualified tourist guide for the City of Venice in 2009, and he has been collaborating with Context since then.
Born in Venice, Giovanna has a degree in History of Art from the University of Padua. She lived in Brussels and then in Vienna for several years working in international contexts and dealing with different cultural environments. She earned a Master’s degree in Marketing and Advertising at the Ecole de Commerce Solvay writing a final paper on a project for a new Museum of Contemporary Art in Venice. While working for the Museum of the Belvedere in Vienna she developed a passion for cultural guiding. Her experience in the tourism grew on her return to Italy, where with a friend she took over a 4 star Hotel. Fascinated by the power of communication of art she became a licensed guide of the city of Venice and enjoys the beauty of her native city every day.
Cristina has been a qualified tour guide and lecturer in Venice since 1991. She holds a doctoral degree in contemporary German literature with a thesis on Venice as a motif in collective memory, and majors in history and art history. She worked for the UNESCO Venice Office as a researcher in the field of handicraft and collaborated with the Council of Europe in the frame of the Faro-Convention on the concept of Cultural Heritage as applied to Venice. Cristina is also a writer and has authored books on Venice: Venice Master Artisans (2000; 2003) on the great craftspeople of her city; an essay on the glass master Lucio Bubacco for the artist’s monograph, Eternal Temptation by Dan Klein (2008); a book on the gardens of Venice in 2017 and a guidebook about the places of the Protestant Reformation in Venice in 2018. After winning an award for first-time authors, in 2020 her first novel "L'ultima Testimone" was published by Garzanti Publishing House. Because her first love was literature, she sees herself as a ‘storyteller’. She knows and tells many anecdotes and small stories along with the big History of this legendary city.
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