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Visit the 2000-year-old Jewish Ghetto in Rome

Join this live-streamed online experience and discover one of the most interesting neighbourhoods of Rome: the Jewish Ghetto. For more than two millennia, the Jewish community of Rome has made the city's history, starting in the II century BC during the Republic, contributing still nowadays to the marvellous traditions of the Capital.

From Rome
Online Experience
1 Hour
Upto 10 people
English, Italian
  • Real-time experience streamed live from the beautiful city of Rome
  • Explore the Jewish Ghetto and learn about the history of Europe's oldest Jewish community
  • Also visit Tiber Island, Temple of Aesculapius, Largo Argentina, and Capitol Hill
  • Gain insights into the history of the city from your local Roman tour guide

In this Online Experience, we will discover one of Rome's most interesting neighbourhoods: the Jewish Ghetto. For more than two millennia, starting in the 2nd Century BC during the Republic, the Jewish community in Rome - the oldest in all of Europe - has shaped the city's history and built it up to the marvellous traditions of the Capital. As we venture into the ghetto, we will learn how its historical significance peeks through even today.

Our tour will also include visits to some nearby attractions. We will see Tiber Island, the only volcanic island in the city, where a temple of Aesculapius, the God of medicine, had been built in the 3rd Century B.C. and later destroyed to house the church of St. Bartholomew. You will then follow me to Largo, Argentina, which was the theatre of the murder of Julius Caesar. This area has interesting Republican temples and a friendly colony of Roman cats, whom we will meet during our walk to the archaeological area. Towards the end of the tour, we will visit Capitol Hill to appreciate the mesmerizing architecture created by Michelangelo, one of the Renaissance geniuses, and the famous statue of Marcus Aurelius.

About this experience
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes prior to the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour either for 100 EUR for a group of 6 OR as a private session for 150 EUR for up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
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Elisa Valeria Bove is an archaeologist and has published extensively on Rome and its connection with Egypt. She has been living in Rome since 2002. In 2010, she became an official tour guide after receiving her license and has been sharing her deep-rooted knowledge about Ancient Rome with travellers ever since. She believes that her knowledge and sense of humour are the ingredients that make her tours so special and help her illuminate connections between people and Ancient history.

Francesca Romani is a licensed tour guide of Rome with an MA in Archaeology. She has been giving tours for over 10 years and is also a certified AIS (Associazione Italiana Sommelier) sommelier. Born and raised in Rome, she has been living in the area of the Castelli Romani, where the Pope has his summer palace, for 16 years. She loves giving wine and food tours, and in this way, she is able to convey and share my huge interest in Italian culture, its habits, food, and way of living. She is glad tourHQ is giving her a chance to reconnect with travellers, so join me on a live tour of Rome! She is waiting for you!

Andrea Arcieri is an art historian; his interest in the Roman cultural heritage deepened my knowledge of various aspects of my city's art about the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras. 

He finished his university career studying an XVII century "tourist guide" of Rome entitled Il Viaggio per Roma (The journey in Rome) written by a learned connoisseur named Giulio Mancini, who was, among other things, the personal physician of Pope Urban VIII Barberini.

He has been working as a tour guide for many years, and he gladly shares his passion and knowledge with those interested in discovering Rome!

From USD 109 / Group
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.