Visited places: Church of Saint Mary of People, Church of Saint Louis of the French; Church of Saint Augustine and much more...
Starting time: 9am - 3pm
Not available on Thursdays afternoon and Sundays
FOLLOW CARAVAGGIO'S FOOTSTEPS
This tour is intended for all those who love Baroque Art and want to discover the City of Rome through the life and works of one of the most important Italian artist, Caravaggio.
If you are planning to visit the churches in Rome where Caravaggio’s paintings are preserved, then we strongly advise you to join us on this tour!
You are not only going to see the most important works by Caravaggio, but also learn the stories and secrets behind his troubled life.
Indeed, as his success grew so did the painter’s inner turmoil and episodes of violence. An halo of mystery also lingers about his death since his corpse was never found.
Talking about his life you will plunge in Rome during the 1600's, a huge construction site supervised by the Pope and by the aristocratic families, and you will go behind the scenes of modern Rome.
Let’s follow Caravaggio’s footsteps together with Rome is Easy.
Continue to the Highlights section to discover more about your private tour.
Pick Up At Your Stay
Let’s start your tour in the most comfortable way possible! Your private tour guide will come and pick you up directly at your hotel downtown to reach your first destination into Caravaggio’s life and works!
Discover Caravaggios in Santa Maria del Popolo
Your tour starts at the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo. Before entering into this beautiful church we are going to take some time to admire the square and learn that this place represented the northern entrance to the city of Rome.
Then, we’ll visit together the church. Don’t be fooled by appearances: although very small, Santa Maria del Popolo is rich of art and masterpieces. Here we are going to discover the two most famous painting by Caravaggio: “the Conversion of Saint Paul on the Road to Damascus" and the "Crucifixion of Saint Peter".
Reach San Luigi dei Francesi
Walking through the charming streets of Rome we will meet the church of San Luigi dei Francesi, located in a corner just between the Pantheon and piazza Navona. This church is certainly one of the best place to find and admire some of the artist’s masterpieces. Inside there are three Caravaggios belonging to his Saint Mattew cycle: “The Calling of Saint Matthew," the “Inspiration of Saint Matthew," and "The Martyrdom of Saint Matthew."
The Church of San’Agostino
Not far from Piazza Navona we are going to reach our last destination: the church of Sant’Agostino. This was one of the first churches in Rome and one of the finest examples of the Renaissance period. This church is full of arts as well. Next to other amazing frescos and works by Raphael and Andrea Sansovino, we are going to admire the “Madonna di Loreto” by Caravaggio.
Duration: 3 hours
Wheelchair accessible: no
No entrance fees
No pictures are allowed inside the gallery
Of course, you can decide to go on your tour whenever you prefer.
Our tip for you anyway is to plan your tour, if that’s possible, at the beginning of your stay in Rome. In this way, your guide can advice you on restaurants, shops, places to visit, attractions to see and much more, and help you to make you stay in Rome easy!