18 lug 2021, 19:00 – 20:30
THE JEWISH GHETTO OF VENICE
For centuries, the Venetian economy was based primarely on trade: luxury goods such as spices, silk and pigments that were imported from the Middle and the Far East.
No wonder the city became a real melting pot of different cultures and people: Greeks, Armenians, Persians and Turks spent the winter before taking to the Sea again to return home. Many settled on a permanent basis. Laws and regulations regarding different nationalities had to be issued and, in 1516, the Jews were the only ones to be granted their own quarter.
A fascinating history of prejudice and hospitality, important to more deeply understand the origins of the jewish ghetto in Venice.
Visits will be presented by local tourist guide Laura.
Access to the visit10,00 €