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Finding jewels of Judaism on Italy’s Adriatic coast

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/travel/article/finding_jewels_of_judaism_on_italys_adriatic_coast

It’s a foggy fall morning, and standing atop Mount Cardeto on the east coast of central Italy, I can barely make out the deep blue of the Adriatic Sea. As I look out toward the cliff’s edge, what I do see is a vast, grassy slope dotted with gravestones. Most of the stones are circular — thick, stubby posts with decorative tops — and are engraved in Hebrew, though some are in Italian. Many are lopsided, having settled part way into the ground over the hundreds of years since they were first erected.

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