The Jews were officially expelled from the entire region in 1510. Most immigrated to Thessaloniki (Salonica) or Corfu.
Avraham Zhilo, a Jew born in the area, remembers that when they entered the church, his grandfather would kiss the lintel, where the mezuzah was meant to be. The priest was actually a Jew who was forced to convert, but later returned to Judaism. Many forced converts in Italy hid their religious identity for years by becoming priests.