Jews settled in Liguria later than in many other regions. In Genova, the local merchants, fearing Jewish competition, did not allow the Jews to settle there until 1648. Smaller Jewish communities, now mostly extinct, were in La Spezia, San Remo, Lerici and Monterosso.


Walking along Vico del Campo, a narrow road deep within this tangled ancient town, it is not unlikely to find odd, empty hollows on the facades of some sixteenth century buildings. We are in the heart of the ancient Jewish ‘ghetto’ of the ‘Lanterna’ (the old lighthouse symbol of the city). ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” […]