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   Out of about 20 surviving panels by the visionary Flemish painter Hieronymus Bosch 3 are in Venice. They were in the house of Cardinal Domenico Grimani (1461-1523) at Campo Santa Maria Formosa. Grimani, from a powerful family of noble merchants, was a refined  humanist, and is [...] Read more >  Hieronymus Bosch at the Accademia Galleries
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