WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
- Typology: Small Group - max 8 people
- Duration: 3 hours
- Starting time: 2:00 PM
- Included: Local Jewish guide
- Not-included: Entrance Fee to the Vatican
- Operating Days: Mon; Thu;
- Meeting Point: In front of Caffè Vaticano, Viale Vaticano, 100
Please notice, with only 2 people for each group reservation the price per person will be 150€.
Join a shared group tour exploring Michelangelo’s ‘secret codes’ in the Sistine Chapel. Discover the Sistine Chapel through new eyes. A Jewish analysis of Michelangelo’s ceiling.
The Sistine Chapel is dedicated to depicting scenes from the Old Testament: the Jewish Bible. Michelangelo was exposed to mythical symbols of Judaism through his patron Lorenzo de’ Medici. There have since been revolutionary claims that Michelangelo left secret Jewish messages in the Sistine Chapel.
After the Sistine Chapel, you will visit other parts of the Vatican Museums with the guide offering a Jewish perspective of the Gallery of Maps, Tapestries Gallery and the statue of of Laocoon and His Sons.
This Vatican 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.
PLEASE NOTE: With the Holy Year and Jubilee celebrations - St 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.
No umbrellas or backpacks and please cover shoulders and knees.