The Veneto region in north-eastern Italy offers a variety of Jewish sites for the history and culture-hungry visitor!
The famous Venice lagoon offers more than gondolas for tourists; it is also the site of the first ghetto in Italy and many other historical Jewish landmarks.
Verona set the scene for Romeo and Juliet, but did you know that the arcades and projected roofs in the historic center remain from a time when the Sephardic Jews once called this area home?
Did you know that Padua, also located in this most-visited region of Italy, has is a famous center for Talmudic studies and its cemetery is a pilgrimage site for Eastern European Jews?
A visit to Veneto will take you to these historic cities and introduce you to even more fascinating facts from its Jewish history.