The Ghetto of Venice

In Venice, which in 2021 will be 1600 years old since its foundation, one of the first Jewish quarters in Europe was born in 1516, the first one to be called ghetto. Today it is a lively and busy district of the city where there still are some Jewish religious and administrative institutions and five synagogues.

In the Stoà of the “Stanze italiane”, Fabio Finotti outlines the history of this island within the island, a city within the city, together with David Landau, art historian and fundraiser, who presents the restoration project, and Marcella Ansaldi, director of the Jewish Museum of Venice, an institution that has been committed to preserving an extraordinary cultural heritage for 60 years.

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