In 1581, Francesco Sansovino wrote in his guidebook to Venice that Jews “prefer to live in Venice rather than in any other part of Italy. Since they are not subject to violence or tyranny here as they are elsewhere, . . . reposing in most singular peace, they enjoy this city almost like a true promised land.” As Sansovino suggests, the ghetto offered Jews the opportunity to settle in Venice without the fear of physical violence. Although not the land of biblical promise, Venice provided Jews a segregated space to dwell with relative security. In this lecture, Dana E. Katz explores the spaces of the ghetto to understand how Jews lived in Venice and how Christians lived with Jews.