Jewish Rome Tours

Ancient Rome from a Jewish Perspective | Semi-Private

Decipher Rome's Jewish history from the monuments of the ancient capital.

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Why Choose it?

  • Learn the shocking history of the Colosseum and its construction.
  • Discover scenes from Jewish history on the Arch of Titus and in the Roman Forum.
  • Private tour upon request (let us know in the box to the right).

Tour description

Our Ancient Rome from a Jewish Perspective tour takes you on a journey of discovery as we seek out traces of Jewish history on the enduring monuments of the ancient capital. Your immersive, semi-private tour will equip you with an all-new perspective on Rome's most iconic landmarks, feeding your curiosity as you explore the ancient capital with an expert, private guide.

This Ancient Rome from a Jewish Perspective tour takes you through the ancient sites in Rome where the Jewish legacy is felt the strongest. From the Colosseum and Roman Forum to the church of Saint Peter in Chains (optional), you'll embark on a journey rich in stories, anecdotes, and secrets not shared on any other Jewish tour in Rome. 

Start your Ancient Rome tour at the iconic Colosseum

Financed by booty plundered from Jerusalem and its Temple, the Colosseum is inextricably bound to the Jewish history of Rome. Stepping straight inside the Colosseum with skip-the-line tickets, you'll explore it with your guide as they recount the fascinating story of its construction.

Few people know that the Roman conquest of Judea funded the most recognizable structure of imperial Rome. Your Ancient Rome from a Jewish Perspective will nourish you will a wealth of knowledge allowing you to view the Colosseum from an entirely different angle.

Our first stop in the Roman Forum will be the famous Arch of Titus

As you enter the Roman Forum, you'll pass by a monument commemorating the victory of the emperors Titus and Vespasian over Judea in 70 AD. The victory had considerable consequences, not least the conquest of Jerusalem and the destruction of its Jewish temple.

Engravings on the arch show some of the spoils taken from the Temple of Jerusalem, among which the Golden Candelabra and the Gold Trumpets. Because of this terrible defeat, Roman Jews refused to pass under the Arch for centuries. It was only when the State of Israel was born that the whole Jewish community in Rome gathered in the Forum to pass under the Arch together.

Our last stop is the church of Saint Peter in Chains (optional)

Here we'll be visiting Michelangelo's famous Moses. The statue's beauty and emotional power still attracts thousands of visitors and Jewish worshippers. So it makes a fitting finale for your semi-private Ancient Rome from a Jewish Perspective tour. 

Entrance fees are not included in the price. We will provide your VIP skip-the-line access for an additional fee. 

included:

Licensed tour guide

itinerary:

  • Colosseum
  • Arch of Titus
  • Roman Forum
  • Saint Peter's in Chains (optional)

Kids friendly:

This tour is kids friendly, your children are welcome

meeting point:

Colosseo Metro Station

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excellent guides

Our guides are fluent in English and have a contagious passion for the inspiring cultural heritage of our Italian cities. Experts in their fields, they will immerse you in the hidden histories and intriguing lives of history's great protagonists. So much to see, so easy to miss out: with the help of our guides, visit the most absorbing sites and uncover the stories that have changed the world. Don't miss this fascinating journey!