Fermata Venezia

The city of the Serenissima, where everything has more value and charm, is also the place where the first Ghetto was born; indeed, its name stems precisely from the Venetian word “geto,” pronounced “gheto,” indicating a foundry, a flow, the pouring of metal. That was the name of the Venetian island famous for its foundries: “el geto de rame del nostro comun” (our city’s copper foundry), as described by the Venetians themselves after several well-heeled families bought the land of an island, which eventually led to the first foundry at the service of the Serenissima Repubblica. In the first ghetto, the first melted copper in Venice that, over the centuries, learned to use this material to forge and clad both works and architecture.

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