Vatican Tour From A Jewish Perspective

Highlights

  • Marvel at the incredible Sistine Chapel artwork and understand its Jewish influence
  • View St Peters Basilica in a new light with your informative guide
  • Drink in the very first Roman Jewish tomb inscription
  • Discover Judaic art and symbols within the vast Papal collection
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What you'll do

Gain privileged access to the incredible Vatican City, through the endless hallways, the grand staircases, the incredible collections of art, but from a unique perspective not considered by many who visit.

Your guide will meet you and take you on a journey through the spectacular Vatican’s huge collection of artifacts, showing you all the highlights of the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica through a unique lens.

It’s not an accident that the whole Sistine Chapel ceiling is covered in wonderful frescoes depicting heroes and heroines from the Hebrew Bible – the Torah – as well as Christ’s Jewish ancestors.

Despite being the hub of the Catholic faith, the Vatican is inextricably linked with a Jewish past that not many understand, or even know of, so this tour offers a unique insight to this bucket list tourist destination.

During the tour, your guide will highlight the most important treasures in the Vatican Museum and, with a special request, we can have access to the Lapidario Ebraico, which features the very first Roman Jewish tomb inscription.

We will also pass through a private entrance to visit the inside of St. Peter’s Basilica and discover the extensive Jewish symbolism present in the world’s greatest Catholic Church.

This is the perfect tour for those who want to experience the majesty and the sheer impressiveness of the Vatican, but in a way that is totally unique.

This tour operates Monday and Friday (8:45am), and Wednesday (1:45pm).

What's included

Included

  • English speaking local guide
  • Entry to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Vatican skip the line entrance tickets are included
Your local host

Carlotta

We have over 20 years of experience guiding travellers through Italy, offering unique services to our clients. To show off the wonders of Italy, we offer specially designed guided tours with expert licensed guides. We can also arrange accommodations and transfers. Whether you are on your first or fifth visit to Italy, we are on hand to help make the most of your trip. With our experiences, uncover Italy’s treasures in a truly unique way. Fall under Italy’s intoxicating spell of refined art, food, culture and la Dolce Vita lifestyle. Welcome to a secret Italy.

All of our guides are licensed professionals with degrees in Italian art, history, culture, archaeology and more. Passionate travellers and wonderful teachers, our guides... Read All

We have over 20 years of experience guiding travellers through Italy, offering unique services to our clients. To show off the wonders of Italy, we offer specially designed guided tours with expert licensed guides. We can also arrange accommodations and transfers. Whether you are on your first or fifth visit to Italy, we are on hand to help make the most of your trip. With our experiences, uncover Italy’s treasures in a truly unique way. Fall under Italy’s intoxicating spell of refined art, food, culture and la Dolce Vita lifestyle. Welcome to a secret Italy.

All of our guides are licensed professionals with degrees in Italian art, history, culture, archaeology and more. Passionate travellers and wonderful teachers, our guides are the perfect companions for adults who want to explore the wonders of Italy. They are dedicated to ensuring that your time in Italy is as memorable as possible. All of our guides are fluent in English and we offer an array of other language guides, including Spanish, French, Portuguese and Russian.

We have also cultivated an excellent network of foodies, artisans, and specialists throughout Italy so you have special access to the best Italy has to offer.

Location

Meeting point: In front of Caffe Vaticano (Viale Vaticano, 100).

What our travellers are saying...

We were 2 couples travelling to Rome and we had heard about this very interesting and highly educational tour of the amount of Jewish symbolism and influence there is in the Vatican. Being of the Jewish faith we were highly interested in taking this tour and we were not disappointed. Deborah was our guide and she was very knowledgeable and pointed out each and every article and gave us the background on every one.I must also mention Sylvia in the

Robyn

FAQs

What should I wear?

Please note that shoulders and knees must be covered for the duration of the tour.

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