Our experience with Nancy Aiello Tours was the highlight of our trip to Rome. Our guide was really knowledgeable and able to adapt and please us (the parents), a 17 year old boy and a 7 year old girl. Which is asking a lot!! She made the day interesting and fun! I feel we learned things that we would have never found in a large guided tour or through audio or guide books. It was great that she was able to navigate around long lines and bring us to the places that were of interest to us. We didn’t have a lot of time before our trip to make plans for our stay in Rome, which was fine because you did everything for us. It felt like we were out with a friend showing us Ancient Rome, just happened that that friend was extremely knowledgeable!
Would definitely recommend Nancy Aiello Tours – really worth it if you are busy and don’t have the time to do a lot of research before traveling (which you need to do as there is so much that Rome has to offer). Fantastic for kids as it wasn’t just a lot of information thrown at us but it was information that all of us found really interesting. Our guide was able to lead us and answer questions about what we found interesting instead of just throwing facts our way. My son said it was the highlight of his trip to Rome and my daughter is telling everyone all the things that our Guide told her!!
PRIVATE SKIP THE LINE JEWISH VATICAN TOUR
Visited by over six million people per year the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel play an essential part in your Roman experience. The Museums hold one of the largest and richest art collections in the world. Ranging from classical statues to contemporary works the endless masterpieces are awe inspiring. Spanning over 9 miles and containing 20,000 objects on display this vast museum can prove daunting to the visitor. With this in mind, we have designed a Jewish Vatican tour focusing on the most interesting bits with the insights of our passionate, brilliant and inspired guides. Hear the storied history behind the treasures you see with a special focus on the Jewish symbols and allusions depicted in the Sistine Chapel. As you travel back in time, your guide familiar with the collection will share a mix of historical information and surprising details with you.
The Vatican’ Sistine Chapel, the site of papal ceremonies used by the Cardinals for their election of a new Pope, is also a masterpiece of history of art. Furthermore, the Sistine Chapel itself matches the proportions of King Solomon’s Temple as described in the Old Testament. The vibrancy of the colorful biblical characters and the way Michelangelo decorated the 12,000 square feet vault never fails to inspire. Our Jewish Vatican tour will immerse you in the breathtaking art and history of Michelangelo Sistine Chapel. Learn about the techniques, hidden symbols and messages depicted in the heart of the Vatican. The chapel’s awe-inspiring ceiling portrays nine episodes from the book of Genesis the highlight of which is the Creation of Adam. The main altar wall illustrates The Last Judgement. The artist used secret messages that advocate for a reconciliation between Christianity and Judaism. When the Vatican private tour is over, either you can stay in the Museums or get skip the line access to explore St. Peter’s Basilica on your own.