A section of a covered street in the Genoese quarter in ‘Akko was discovered in 1992 (‘Atiqot 26:105–111). It was oriented west–east and a segment of its western part was cleaned.

The continued study of this street brought forth the opening of a trial square (3 × 3 m) inside an Ottoman structure in the Old City of ‘Akko. The modern concrete floor was removed and a modern fill from the last 30 years was excavated. This fill overlaid a vault, dating to the Crusader period, which seems to be the continuation of the covered street in the Genoese quarter. The excavation was suspended due to safety precautions.