John: no one saw things like him. ‘He who has seen gives testimony, and his testimony is true’ (John 19,35)


‘John, son of Zebedee, brother of John, of Betsaida. Among the major figures that move around Jesus, he is probably the most enigmatic. No one experiences greater intimacy that him with the Man of Nazareth, not even Peter. That it why his Gospel delves deeper and reaches heights beyond those of other pages of the New Testament, with the risk of dazzling readers. But who is John? The exhibition restricts its aims to introducing the visitor to a journey in the footsteps of the man who left no other testament than that which stemmed from his gaze full of amazement, with the desire that his eyes become ours: ‘That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life (for the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and show unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us), that which we have seen and heard, declare we unto you’ (1 John 1-3)’