Testimonials

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My Mother my sisters and i were on a 5 day trip in Rome, we took Laura for a tour of the Jewish quarter, its was one of the highlights of our trip. She was so knowledgeable and fun the time just flew! I would recommend anyone going to Rome to take her as a guide.
– Ayala B. from Israel (November 2017)

This was our first trip to the city of Rome to celebrate our 50 th wedding anniversary, Laura was exceptional. She organized our every detail , from the hotel to our Shabbos meals . She is a wealth of knowledge combining Ancient Rome with the Jewish perspective. She was exacting, precise and extremely enthusiastic on her delivery . She seems to live the history and it shows thru. This is the best tour guide that we could have found . Hopefully, we will come back next year for a fun filled experience.
– Seymour B. (October 2017)

We bonded instantly with Laura Hannuna, an effervescent, energetic and knowledgeable personal guide to Jewish Rome. Laura spices up her tours with interesting anecdotes, unusual factoids and colorful descriptions. We met at the entrance of the Jewish Museum on the corner of Via Catalana and Via del Portico d’Ottavia to start our sojourn through Rome with a tailor-made tour of the Jewish museum. Laura quickly discerns your individual interests making your visit to the museum personal and meaningful.

Through Laura’s expert guidance, we gained a deep understanding and appreciation for the context and rhythm of Jewish life in Rome. After exploring the Museum’s rich collection of intriguing artifacts and primary sources, we spilled out onto the streets to take in the history, the stories, the neighborhoods and the life of the former Jewish ghetto. Laura briefed us on the architecture and pointed out the best delicacies to try like “Jewish pizza” and other traditional baked goods and sweets. A highlight of the tour was our visit to the Grand Synagogue; which is grand in every sense of the word and rich with history and lore.

With just a brief hour in between, we opted to venture back out in the evening for a nighttime tour of Rome’s enchanting squares and fountains. But again not only did we take in the breathtaking and dramatic sites, but we experienced this captivating city through a Jewish prism. We discovered through Laura there was a story and a link to each sight we took in, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, Tiber Island and so much more.

My husband and I feel so fortunate to have experienced an insider tour of Rome with Laura as our informed, warm and friendly personal guide. We highly recommend her to anyone who wishes to explore the diverse and culturally vibrant landscape of Jewish Rome.
-Andrea K, Washington D.C. (August 2017)

Laura took us around the Jewish area and Ghetto in Rome. She was fascinating to listen to and really good with our questions. She explained everything brilliantly and my 12 year old was able to repeat almost word for word to my husband what she had told us. She explained to us all the intricate detail in the Shul and told us of its history and that of the city, both ancient and more recent. Laura was a delight to spend time with and we learnt so much from her and would recommend her to anyone that goes to Rome.Thank you so much for such a memorable morning.
– Michal & Dan Mocton (August 2017)

My husband and I overheard Laura giving a tour and waited for her to conclude so we could ask her if she was available to guide us the following day. She is highly professional. Punctual, personally lovely and extremely well informed. She is passionate about history and this passion is conveyed in her presentation. We would recommend her without reservation.
– Jessica R. (July 2017)

Our tour of the Jewish quarter and synagogue with Laura was one of the major highlights of our trip to Rome! Laura was an absolute pleasure as a tour guide–enthusiastic, warm, and deeply knowledgeable about both the history of Jews in Rome, and familiar with the community as it stands today. Since the Jewish ghetto no longer exists, it is difficult to get a picture of its historical significance on your own. I highly recommend getting this tour–you’ll have a ton of fun, and come away with real historical context. By far the best tour I had in Rome–thank you Laura!
– Ayelet, USA (June 2017)

I was referred to Laura by someone who said she was an amazing guide and she certainly lived up to that reputation. Personable, funny, sweet and extremely knowledgable Laura gave me an incredible tour that really explored and explained the tremendous history of the Jews in Rome. It was the highlight of my trip and I would encourage anyone thinking of touring the Jewish area to contact Laura.
-Liora A., (June 2017)

This was our third walking tour of the Jewish area of Rome and it was by far the best. The guide, Laura Hannuna not only was very interesting and very helpful, … she has a passion for the community. She knows the majority of people and told us many interesting stories about some of the people we met.
– Margaret. Toronto, Canada

Our guide, Laura was well-informed and provided us with an array of facts and anecdotes that were set out in historical context… a well-rounded overview of the history of the Jewish community in Rome.
-Shana B. London, United Kingdom

Laura H. was brilliant, personable, charming and extremely helpful. To learn about Rome’s Jewish history this is a must see.
– Teddy C. Staten Island, New York

Great for families too!

I found Laura very interesting and it was great because I found out lots of things about the Romans. Laura was amazing at telling facts about shul and the Jewish ghetto. I learned loads from Laura. Laura was kind and funny. I recommend Laura for adults and children.
– Benjamin G. (age 8 ) Manchester, England.

Laura was very interesting to listen to and she knew a huge amount of information that held my attention.  The conversation was directed at us children, thus getting me and my brothers involved in the guide of the jewish ghetto. It certainly was not boring and I will definitely recommend her.
– Ruby G. (age 14) Manchester, England

Laura was an amazing tour guide. She took us through the shul which was very colourful and beautiful. Everything she told us was interesting about the Jews in Rome and their history. It was very fascinating about how the Jews have lived continuously in Rome for so many generations. Laura spoke excellent English.
– Joey G. (age 12) Manchester, England

If you think you know the history of the Jews in Rome think again! Our great guide Laura, charming, lively and articulate brought Roman Jewish history alive and we really enjoyed our too few hours with her. Highly recommended.
– Sylvia N.

My wife and I couldn’t have imagined a more brilliant guide than Laura. She spent the day patiently showing us the sights, sounds (and food) of ancient Rome. A trip to Rome with Laura is a must for everyone.
– D. Mocton

My husband and I just returned from Italy on March 15, 2017. We took 10 tours during our 10 day visit to Rome, Florence, and Venice. We enjoyed our entire trip, but the day we spent with Laura Hannuna in the Jewish Quarter in Rome was especially memorable. Laura was very knowledgeable about the history of the area – and we really enjoyed her company! I highly recommend that you contact Laura if you are considering a visit to Rome. Add the Jewish Quarter to your itinerary. You will be amazed by its rich history and beauty.
– Terese Matthews (USA)

Laura is by far the best guide I ever had in Rome. She managed to use every single moment of the trip making it unforgettable, teaching us a lot of things we did not know about the Romans and the Jews in Rome. Her brilliant English as well as her warm and funny personality added to her strong knowlegde on the topic and made the visit very interesting and fun. I would recommend her for any visit in Rome. No matter the age of the visitor, if you go to Rome, then you MUST visit it with Laura.
– Chloé’, France

2 thoughts on “Testimonials

  1. We enjoyed our tour of the ghetto with Laura tremendously. She is very warm, charming and knowledgeable and speaks an excellent English. The tour was extremely informative and we both learned a great deal from the history of the Jews in Rome down to details like special prayers in the Roman siddur that one would not find in another siddur. It was by far the best tour we had in Rome and I highly recommend touring with Laura.

  2. Laura took us around the Jewish area and Ghetto in Rome. She was fascinating to listen to and really good with our questions. She explained everything brilliantly and my 12 year old was able to repeat almost word for word to my husband what she had told us. She explained to us all the intricate detail in the Shul and told us of its history and that of the city, both ancient and more recent. Laura was a delight to spend time with and we learnt so much from her and would recommend her to anyone that goes to Rome.Thank you so much for such a memorable morning. Michal & Dan Mocton

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