MERCHANTS AND EXPERTS IN SILK-MAKING AND FABRIC-DYEING
A Jewish group dates back to the 4th century. It became more substantial in the 15th century, not long before the expulsions of 1492. Various pieces of evidence of the Jewish presence are outside the Castello Ursino, proving the tolerance and syncretism between different cultures in Sicily under Swabian rule. Names of the streets recorded today the Jewish presence in the city.