Join the walking tour into the heart of the ancient Roman civilization through Jewish perspectives. Your expert guide take you through the largest Amphitheatre in the world, the Colosseum, the arches of Constantine and Titus with some Jewish inscriptions as well as the Roman Forum.
On this small group tour in Rome, you will have the chance to visit the large Colosseum, known to be funded by the Jewish spoilt taken from the Jewish Temple during the Great Jewish Revolt in the 70 A.D. Explore the well-preserved ruins of the Roman Forum such as the Temples, basilicas, pools, marketplace, roads and streets of ancient Rome. Finally, we will tour the Church of St. Peter’s in Chains to see the famous marble Statue of Moses by Michelangelo.
The first stop of your walking tour will be the world famous Colosseum. Thanks to the skip the line tickets included in the tour, you will avoid the queue to fastly start the guided visit with your expert guide. It is the largest Amphitheatre in the world, built in the 72 A.D. The guide will explain you some history facts and anedoctes linked to the Jewish tradition. For expample, the Colosseum and was funded from the spoils of the Jewish Temple during the Great Jewish Revolt.
After the visit of the Colosseum, it will be time for the Roman Forum, one of the most important Roman governmental ruins which functioned as both a venue for triumphal processions and elections as well as for criminal trials and gladiatorial matches. Explore the well-preserved arch of Titus with a very detailed inscription pictogram of the victory and parade of Titus’s victory, depicting the plundered spoils of Judea – the menorah, the showbread table and trumpets
The guided tour of the ancient Rome will give you also the chance to take an exploration of the magnificently handcrafted marble statue of Moses by Michelangelo in the Church of St. Peter’s in Chains, located few meters from the Colosseum. It is known in the past, the Jews of Rome would come daily to visit and adore the Statue. Behind the statue, is the St. Peter’s Chains stored beneath the altar.
If you liked this tour of Jewish Rome try also Small group tour of Vatican Museum and St. Peter's Church by jewish perspective, or the Tour of the Jewish Ghetto and Rome Synagogue
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
We recommend wearing comfortable shoes and clothes.
This tour departs with a minimum of 4 participants (max 8).