The Vatican & The Sistine Secrets
One of our most requested tours, this is a one-of-a-kind way to see the Vatican Museums, one of the world’s greatest and oldest art collections. With over 2,000 rooms stuffed with objects, it is easy to understand why so many tourists get lost, exhausted and overwhelmed. This is a place where it really pays to have the company of an expert, especially one who knows how to show you the Jewish content and other secrets that most visitors don’t notice.
Your docent will lead you through the maze of halls and chambers, telling you all the while the gossip and great stories from the Renaissance. Figures like Michelangelo, Julius II, Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci will come alive at every turn. You will also learn the philosophy behind the artwork, the Renaissance and the Museum itself. Of course, since our founder Roy Doliner wrote the international best-selling book revealing Michelangelo’s Sistine Secrets, our docents are the only ones authorized and trained by the author himself to describe the secret Jewish messages and other shocking surprises of the Sistine Chapel!
Of course, we are the only association in Rome that interweaves Talmudic lore, Midrash and Jewish history with the Vatican!
NOTE – Depending on your level of interest and energy, and on lines, crowds and other variables out of our control,this tour can take from 3-4 hours; be prepared for a lot of walking. If you have any physical problems with walking or stairs, please let us know far in advance in order to adapt the course of the tour to your needs.