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As I commented on my first posting of Venice, it's amazing how easy it is to find quite alleys and piazzas (though Paulo tells me that I should call all these little ones 'campos') off the main tourist routes. One of the most most accessible and interesting is 'The Ghetto'. The area just east of the railway station which designated as the place for Jews to live in the early 16th C. Not so much as a result of local racism, as to appease the Catholic church, which getting a bit twitchy about alternative religions in Europe at that time. EVERYBODY 'expected the Spanish Inquisition', (see my Monty Python theme if you don't get it).

This is the original Ghetto, which as given its name to any racially selective areas of any cities ever since.

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