Caravaggio in Rome walking tour
- ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
|Tour Type||Walking tour with private guide|
|Meeting point:||at the hotel|
|Meeting time:||at your choice|
Michelangelo Merisi, named Caravaggio from his native village, spent many years of his troubled life in Rome and left to the Eternal city an invaluable heritage of paintings that your private guide will make you discover during this walking tour off the beaten path.
You will visit Santa Maria del Popolo church that beyond the basic facade hides many Baroque artworks and two famous Caravaggio paintings located in the Cerasi chapel: the Crucifixion of St. Peter and the Conversion on the way to Damascus.
Walking along via del Corso you will admire palaces once owned by the most powerful families of the city until you will arrive to the Doria Pamphili Gallery, hosting one of the richest collections of art paintings in Rome including canvas by Raphael, Titian, Velasquez and of course Caravaggio with the Penitent Magdalene and the Rest on the flight into Egypt.
You will continue to one of the places most visited for the Master’s works, San Luigi dei Francesi. The church was finished thanks to the generous funds of Caterina de’ Medici and it is the national church of France in Rome: you will be astonished by the cycle of three big paintings in the Contarelli chapel inspired to the life of St. Matthew, completed by Caravaggio in 1599-1600.
A few steps away you will arrive to the probably less-known location of another big canvas by Caravaggio, the majestic Madonna del Loreto, placed in the Sant’Agostino church where you could admire also a fresco by Raphael and other Renaissance artworks. The facade of this building was realized with marbles of the Colosseum!
Main sites visited
- Piazza del popolo
- Santa Maria del Popolo church
- Via del Corso
- San Luigi dei Francesi church
- Sant'Agostino church
- Doria Pamphili Gallery
- Private official guide
- Doria Pamphili Gallery admission tickets
- No other admission tickets required
- Transports are not included in the price
- Shorts, tank tops and sleeveless garments are not allowed in churches, in summer you can carry a sweater or other item of clothing to wrap around your bare shoulders before entering a church or other holy sites.
- For this walking tour we suggest to wear comfortable shoes