Historic city, history quarter. Did you know the word ghetto comes from the Jewish quarter in Venice? True. There's some disagreement over the exact source, something about a foundry nearby or a mis-pronunciation of the Italian soft G in getto. The quarter still stands, Jews still live there and you can tour some of the synagogues that remain in the neighborhood.
The main square, the Campo di Ghetto Nuovo.
The German synagogue.
The Canton synagogue, from about 1532.
Details in the Canton synagogue. The shutters front the upstairs women's section.
The biggest synagogue in the ghetto, Spanish.
If you're interested in more information on the ghetto and its synagogues, click here.