5 places to visit if you love shakespeare in Venice

1) Il Banco Rosso

The oldest pawnshop in the Jewish ghetto is now open to the public, and you can also visit the small museum. Supposedly, Shakespeare was inspired by this place when writing his play The Merchant of Venice. The name derives from the colour of the receipts that customers received in exchange for their possessions.

Il Banco Rosso in Venice

Calle Ghetto Vecchio 2912

+39 041 740 317

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