Welcome to Rome!

I hope to meet you!

Laura Weinstein is an Emmy-nominated, National Geographic-trained documentary film producer and teacher who earned a Masters of Art in Art History from John Cabot University in Rome and has been delighting in Rome’s every nook and cranny since 1996.

A Baltimore native, Northwestern University grad and long-time Smithsonian Resident Associate,

Laura has been studying ancient history, religion, art history and archaeology since she was 7 years old.  Her Masters Thesis was on the connections between Ancient Rome (Pompeii to be precise!) and Ancient India. Her intense research and writing about the revolutionary Italian painter Caravaggio also

gives her a valuable anchor on the Renaissance, Mannerist and Baroque periods.

Laura knows Rome like the back of her hand and works with the best, fully licensed guides all over the country who share her approach. Whether you know a lot about history and art, or absolutely nothing, Laura and her team combine their exceptional storytelling skills and boundless enthusiasm to make the myriad sites of Italy even more enthralling and comprehensible than at first glance.  They will connect the dots of what you know, what you faintly heard of and what you never really understood.

Tours can be geared to all religious backgrounds and all ages.   If you are planning a trip to Italy, Roman Holiday Tours has you covered in most parts of the country including Rome, Florence & the rest of Tuscany, Venice, Pompeii & Naples, Assisi, Ravenna, Ferrara and more!  And no need to ask...of course we “skip the line.”  :-)


Email: Info@RomanHolidayTours.com.  Italian cell: +39-347-076-2480.  Skype: LauraWeinstein.

Laura on TV!

This is a short version of an Associated Press story fed to broadcasters around the globe! 


Here is another for Associated Press! 1:23 - 2:41 and then again briefly 3:10 - 3:26 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbfW8pHFmYY

I also worked behind the scenes on this Gillette ad, shot in Rome!


Fun 40-minute podcast in which I am interviewed about the Indian statue found at Pompei https://podfollow.com/the-ancients/episode/d6c831eef21560054b213188d31a967500741c2a/view