Castel Sant Angelo Tour
|The Extraordinary Evening Tour of the Castel Sant’ Angelo – Private Fortress of the Popes!|
Forget all the hot, overcrowded tours of the usual tourist sites. For six weeks only, one of the great overlooked monuments of Rome is open at night. This is such a fantastic opportunity, that you will notice most of the other visitors around us will be Italians, not foreigners. What makes this visit so amazing? The Castle was first built by the mad Emperor Hadrian (in the Talmud, known as Hadrianus) to be his own tomb – a gigantic round mortuary with an entire artificial forest on top of it! Then, after the fall of Rome, it was ravaged by the barbarians and remodeled by the Popes to be their private fortress when the Vatican was under enemy attack. In peaceful times, the Popes had it decorated and re-decorated according to their very elaborate tastes. So, the huge structure is a sort of time machine – starting in the bottom at 18 centuries ago, then working our way up through different styles and transformations. On the rooftop is the greatest nighttime view of Rome. For opera fans, this is where the last act of Puccini’s Tosca takes place – we can even show you where the diva is supposed to have jumped off the roof. For fans of the Dan Brown novel Angels and Demons, we will actually
Imagine, a Jewish expert on the Vatican and Rome leading you through layer after lyer of history. You will hear stories from the Talmud and from the Renaissance, stories of our ancestors and of the scandalous carrying-on of several Popes.
This tour is only available from July 1st to August 15th. If you are lucky enough to be in Rome during that time, do not miss this breathtaking experience!
Contact us today and request the “Castel Sant’ Angelo Evening Tour”.
Cultural Association ROME FOR JEWS