Vatican Tour From A Jewish Perspective

Summary

Privileged Access to parts of the Vatican to see it from a Jewish perspective

It’s not by 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.

During this tour, our guide will highlight the most important treasures of the Vatican Museums 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.

Please note, shoulders and knees need to be covered to enter all religious sites, such as the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter’s Basilica.

 

What's Included

Includes English-speaking guide and Priority Entry tickets for Vatican

SITES INCLUDED: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica

* Skip-the-line priority entrance! *

 

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  1. Robyn

    Thursday 11th October, 2018
    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 office who was fabulous in organizing the day for us. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in discovering their Jewish roots vis-à-vis the Catholic Church.