Italy / Puglia


Porta di Ebrei © Livio Andronico – Wikimedia Commons

One of Oria’s gates,  Porta di Ebrei (or Porta Taranto) leads to the old giudecca of the city. The gate dates from the fifteenth century and bears a bronze mezuzah. There are no traces left of the Jewish community in Oria, but a stroll in Santa Giudea little streets, the old Jewish neighborhood, will let you see the medieval architecture of what was once one of the biggest giudecca in Italy. The site where stood the synagogue of the quarter was recently unveiled,  via Francavilla.