Galata neighborhood in Istanbul has represented the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-lingual face of the city. This quaint neighborhood is full of churches, synagogues, and mosques as well as embassies and foreign schools. Over the history, anyone who calls herself a foreigner settled in this part of the city. So did the ancestors of Oktay. Oktay, known as Ottoviano among his family and friends, comes from an Italian family that settled in the Galata neighborhood about 800 years ago. While Oktay’s day job is trading antique books, his passion is discovering the secrets and stories of his beloved part of his city. Walk with Oktay and let him introduce you to his favorite neighborhood of his city.
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