Vatican Tour from a Jewish Perspective | Private

Jewish Rome Tours

Vatican Tour from a Jewish Perspective | Private

View the Vatican and its treasures from an entirely different angle.

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    On Request

  • Duration

    3 hours

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  • Private tour

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Why Choose it?

  • Discover Judaic art and symbols within the vast papal collection.
  • Contextualize the Old Testament scenes of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel.
  • See Saint Peter's Basilica in a new light with our informative, licensed guide.

Tour description

Our Vatican Tour from a Jewish Perspective explores Michelangelo secret codes in the Sistine Chapel. See the Sistine Chapel through a new lense. Decode Michelangelo’s masterpiece and uncover hidden messages and meaning across the Vatican.

A tour in search of evidence in the Sistine Chapel that supports revolutionary claims between Judaism and Christianity. From his Patron, Lorenzo de’ Medici, Michelangelo was exposed to Kabbalah and the mythical symbols of Judaism. It is no accident the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is dedicated to depicting scenes from the Old Testament: the Jewish Bible.

The tour will also cover important parts of the Vatican Museums: the statues, the Gallery of Maps and the Gallery of Tapestries.  

As this is a private tour, it can also be tailored to include a visit to the Lapidario Ebraico - old Roman tombs with interesting Jewish inscriptions (subject to opening times).

The tour also takes you to St Peter’s Basilica through a private entrance. With the guide, uncover the Jewish symbolism in the greatest Catholic church in the world. The guide will give an interesting interpretation of Michelangelo’s Pieta, from a Freudian point of view.

included:

Skip-the-line entrance
Licensed tour guide

itinerary:

  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Saint Peter's Basilica

important info:

Saint Peter’s basilica is an active religious center and is strongly influenced by liturgical ceremonies and needs: we are therefore not responsible for any inconvenience resulting from sudden closure of the basilica.

Umbrellas and backpacks cannot be taken inside, and please cover shoulders and knees.

Kids friendly:

This tour is kids friendly, your children are welcome

meeting point:

TBD

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