THE ‘JEWISH GHETTO’
Generally known for skills in commercial traffic, the Jews of these areas had to fight with many bankers, especially Tuscan, who settled down between 1286 and 1380 in Trieste, Muggia, Capodistria, Isola, Piran and certainly also in Rovinj. The direct evidence, provided by Mons. Tomassini bishop of Cittanova, and found in the historical geographic commentaries of Istria, gives information about Jewish presence in Rovinj.
According to the evidence – the district of the city in which Jews dwelt, was called ghetto, with great topographic accuracy between Contrada Poreč and Contrada Grisia.