Giudizio Universale. Michelangelo and the Secrets of the Sistine Chapel

Giudizio Universale. Michelangelo and the Secrets of the Sistine Chapel

Giudizio Universale. Michelangelo and the Secrets of the Sistine Chapel
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Un viaggio straordinario nelle meraviglie della Cappella Sistina: proiezioni immersive a 270º, live performance, musiche, effetti speciali.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Vatican / Borgo
Frocked priests, colorful Swiss Guards, insistent souvenir shop owners, flag-waving tour guides, and pilgrims from around the world. This is the Vatican and Borgo, Rome's most recognized neighbourhood which acts as Vatican City's front yard. Aside from the souvenir boutiques and a few food spots, the only business conducted here is papal. In the daytime, the tiny medieval sector bustles with holy activity, as visitors vie for elbow room, or stand in line for a visit. Once the sun sets, the neighbourhood is transformed into a quiet and picturesque hamlet.
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CK2000
New York City, NY301 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This was an interesting show. It was hyped up by our concierge as a wonderful show about how the Sistine Chapel was painted. There are references in the ads about consultation and research with the Vatican. All of this build up led us to believe that it would be a show that explored how Michelangelo physically painted the ceiling. It was not.

The show is entertaining, as there are projections all around the theater. However, it is not a show about painting the Sistine chapel, unless you believe it was painted by the actor being suspended on a wire while dancing around in mid-air. This is more a show about how it took a little bit to convince Michelangelo to take on the project.

Not interesting and not worth it at all. It is a nice break, but not something I would go out of our way to see.

Our kids liked it probably because of the mix between live action and the projections.
Written 10 September 2019
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Melanie6710
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
Went to see this show last Saturday 24/8/2019 with my 10 year old child. Although I'd pre booked my tickets in the UK it wasn't until we got to the venue that we got allocated our seats. Excellent view of the stage. The effects in the show are amazing and the music is well suited to each of the scenes. You are allowed to take photos during the performance (just no flash). *Note when you get your head phones to listen to the show take some form of ID with you. CD is €10 and programmes are €5.
Written 31 August 2019
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Panagiota G
26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
Great way to hear a bit about the history of the SISTINE CHAPEL in a creative way. Better understood than hearing a tour guide and especially great for kids ages 5+. We really enjoyed it.
Written 21 July 2019
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ijkd
Frascati, Italy3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
Never mind the glowing reviews, don’t go to if you’re remotely interested in art. It’s basically a kids show, and would be fine for an audience of 5-24.

It’s consists of low quality images of the Sistine Chapel paintings that have been digitally animated, and a few people dressed up as popes and painters running around between the audience and briefly, very very briefly, outlining the art history. The opening scene with giant papier-mâché marble blocks quivering onstage is laughable.

Very very silly and a real waste of money.
Written 16 July 2019
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EdwardV
Port of Spain, Trinidad227 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
Interesting but light. It’s a mixture of light-show with some dance and a few actors. It gives a basic story of
Michelangelo’s story behind the painting of the Sistine Chapel.
For English, you listen to a voice-over from headphones but it work well. The music and the Italian voice comes over the house speakers.
Reminded me a bit of those canned Vegas shows though and lacked depth. A bit of a tourist trap.
Written 7 July 2019
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Bee
Bratislava, Slovakia14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Visiting Rome, you can't miss all the advertisements for this show on the hop-on, hop-off buses, which make it seem like another overpriced tourist trap, which is what I thought in the first place, but I was wrong.

Coming in, you might think that the price is a little too much, but considering the value of the performance, I would say it fits. I have paid 30 euro for the theatre before and this is much much more.

The one-hour performance combines in-depth explanation of Michelangelo's masterpiece - the Sistine Chapel, ballet, immersive theatre and very creative staging. The entire show is in Italian, but you can also borrow headphones for English translation for additional five euro.

I would recommend this show to everyone visiting Rome. If you choose to go, I highly endorse getting seats in the middle section for the best experience and also counting with little more time than it claims to take - we had to wait additional half an hour until the show finally started!
Written 2 July 2019
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Ilan A
Kiryat Tivon, Israel55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Very, very impressive!
Definitely worth a visit before or after visiting the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican itself and worth the money!
Written 6 June 2019
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Jordi B
Madrid, Spain112 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
We went there with the aim of having a good entertaiment and at the same time having a deep dive into the meaning of each and every painting of Sixtine Chapel.
The first point is widely covered, however, there is just a superficial explanation of Michelango's paintings.
Written 3 May 2019
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dangiapedia
Milan, Italy320 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
This show is absolutely unique! I loved all the projections and you really feel to be inside the Sistine Chapel.
And finally, something different to do in Rome, especially in the evening when there is no much else to do (excluding restaurants and bars). There are also shows during the day and the show lasts just over an hour so it can be squeezed before or after the visit of the real Sistine Chapel!
Written 20 February 2019
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Catalin D
Bacau, Romania313 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Family
This was a great show. It is a great option to spend time in Rome and discover a spectacular show. I recommend to anyone to see this show.
Written 2 January 2019
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