Venice’s history is symbolic for toleration, tolerance but also for exclusion. It has been putting civilizations in dialogues for centuries, says Shaul Bassi from Ca’ Foscari University.

The first Ghetto was Venetian. In literature we find testimony of this pattern of inclusion/exclusion in Shakespeare’s plays “Merchant of Venice” and “Othello”.

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