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Rome - Capitoline Hill and the Jewish Ghetto

Capitoline Hill and the Jewish Ghetto

(162 reviews)
Capitoline Hill, Rome, Italy
30 mins

About the tour

Discover an ancient Roman hill, where in ancient Roman time the Romans built a temple dedicated to Juno, Yuppiter and Minerva. Nowadays the beautiful square designed by Michelangelo hosts the city hall of Rome. Afterwards, we will take a walk in the Jewish ghetto, walking by the remains of the Marcellus theatre, the portico of Octavia. We will see also the place of an important memory. In 1943 another dreadful event once again revived the memories of the ghetto and put a bloody mark in its history. Rome was occupied by Nazi troops and they rounded up and deported to Auschwitz over a thousand members of Jewish community including the elderly, women and children, most of whom have never returned home. A plaque on one of the walls of the former ghetto commemorates this atrocious day.

Meet your local guide


Sara is a roman native, traveller, dreamer, addicted to painting and fascinated by all expressions of art. She is a licensed tour guide of Rome and the Vatican, speaks fluent English, French and Spanish and at school also learnt some German! Not only does Sara love languages but foreign cultures and traditions too. She graduated with a degree in foreign languages at the "Roma Tre" University and after finishing she started to travel to many countries to improve her knowledge, accent and professional skills. She loves her career as a guide and finds it incredibly interesting. She has worked for several cruise tour operators such as royal Caribbean, Carnival, Celebrity cruises, Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Riviera. In 2011 she embarked on a new and exciting experience guiding students in cooperation with Palazzi-Florence association for International Education and EF students. Sara knows her city like the back of her hand and can't wait to show you around!

Sara has been guiding since Mar 2002

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Rome with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Rome. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

J M.

22 March 2021

Barbara B.

18 March 2021

Sara did another fabulous tour despite all the restrictions she is facing. It can't be easy. Interesting mix of places that I have never been able to visit in real life. sara is so knowledgeable about Italian history but also down to earth and showing us her favourite cake shops and caffes. Thank you Sara.

Sarah R.

18 March 2021

A well planned tour (under Covid restrictions) and lots of interesting facts

Ashley M.

18 March 2021

Love your tours! You’re so knowledgeable and engaging. Your tours are a joy. Thank you.

Cheryl B.

17 March 2021

Sorry but only 20 minutes into your trip my signal disappeared completely. I tried to re-connect but no luck. Finally gave up. What I did see was beautiful, I will look for the tour again and sign up again.

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