locatio-apulia-Bari-Jewish Quarters and Ghettos

Bari, the old city

Since the 12th century the Jewish quarter of Bari was situated between the cathedral, Pietramala and Sant’Angelo de Bambacara. Here the synagogue and the commercial center flourished during almost four centuries.

By the end of the 14th century, due to successive waves of forced conversions and the expropriation of Jewish assets, the Giudecca, whose  street names formerly mapped Jewish life in the city, began to change. By the time via della Iudeca had become Ruga Neophitorum, the Jewish quarter had almost completely disappeared.