Shakespeare sets 13 of his 37 plays in Italy, an exotic  land of passion, violence and intrigue, and two of them, The Merchant of Venice and  Othello, a comedy and a tragedy, are partly taking place in Venice.   Shylock and Othello, the Jew of Venice  and the Moor of Venice, [...] Read more >  WANDERING IN SHAKESPEARE'S VENICE   An important exhibition is on  at the Doge's Palace in Venice, it will continue until November 13th, commemorating 500 years from the establishment of the Ghetto of Venice.The Venetian Republic found convenient keeping the Jews in town, in particular the Ashkenazi group was a [...] Read more >  VENICE, THE JEWS AND THE GHETTO   500 years ago, at the end of March 1516 , after long discussions, the Venetian government decreed that all those Jews that wanted to reside in Venice had to move to a certain area in the Cannaregio district.  It consisted of a small, almost circular  island (looking ‘like a [...] Read more >  WHAT THERE IS TO SEE IN THE GHETTO OF VENICE
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