Vatican Tour from a Jewish Perspective | Small group

price from 100 €

Jewish Rome Tours

Vatican Tour from a Jewish Perspective | Small group

Explore the epicenter of the Catholic Church from an entirely new angle.

  • Availability

    Mon, Thu

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Start time

    2:00 PM

  • Small group

    Max 8 people
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Why Choose it?

  • Discover Judaic symbolism across the Vatican's vast collection.
  • Marvel at scenes from the Old Testament in Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel.
  • Explore Saint Peter's Basilica with our expert guide's unique perspective.

Tour description

Tailored towards our Jewish clients, and forming part of our series of Jewish Rome Tours, this unique itinerary lets you view the Vatican through an entirely different lense. Discover Judaic symbols nestled within the art of the Christian capital, and locate them within the history of city that played such an considerable role in shaping the Jewish diaspora. 

Enter into the Vatican with skip-the-line access to marvel at Michelangelo’s masterpiece: the Sistine Chapel. Learn all about the Old Testament scenes it portrays and the Judaic messages that were inserted. Indeed, legend has it that these were inspired by Michelangelo’s introduction to Judaism through his Florentine patron Lorenzo de’ Medici. Uncover these messages and gain a newfound understanding of this wonder.

Journey through the Gallery of Maps and Gallery of Tapestries.

View the stunning statue of Laocoon and his Sons in the throes of agony off the shores of Troy. Within the intimacy of a small group, join your licensed guide on the history of Rome from a Jewish perspective.

Discover the secrets of the Raphael Rooms.

Accompany your expert guide as you wander through the frescoed hallways of the Raphael Rooms. The great Renaissance artist painted some powerful scenes. many of which go back to the Old Testament and Talmudic literature. Marvel at Raphael's awesome interpretation of Heliodorus being expelled from the Temple in Jerusalem.

Venture into Saint Peter’s Basilica through a private passageway.

This way you avoid all the crowds that congregate within. Your guide will take you through the symbolic legacy contained within the most powerful Catholic church in the world. Including a Freudian interpretation of Michelangelo’s Pieta.

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included:

Skip-the-line entrance
Licensed tour guide

itinerary:

  • Vatican Museum
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter Basilica

important info:

Shoulders and knees need to be covered to enter all religious sites.

Kids friendly:

This tour is kids friendly, your children are welcome

meeting point:

In front of Caffè Vaticano, Viale Vaticano, 100

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