enjoying the masterpieces of the bad boy of the European Baroque
A private tour of three hours with a licensed guide, myself, starting from your hotel (within the Aurelian Walls) and getting to know some of the most famous roman masterpieces by Caravaggio. A stroll though the outstanding churches that host his artworks.
Caravaggio lived in Rome for a while and here left some of his greatest masterpieces. He was definitely a revolutionary, a pioneer, an inventor of new painting styles and a trouble maker. He was shocking for the people of his times, who actually loved him.
Walking on his footsteps will allow us to get know and enjoy the Rome of the 1600's, which was definitely an elegant papal city, but was also the city who gave Caravaggio his favorite models : prostitutes, pilgrims, poor people, workers.
I will share with you how and why Caravaggio was able to become the most Christian of the painters despite himself.
We will meet at 10am or any other time should work better for you at your hotel and we will go to Piazza del Popolo. We will visit the church with its masterpieces and we will start talking about Caravaggio, which will be out partner thought the stroll we will take from there.
We will go to San Luigi dei Francesca and we will end in Sant'Agostino
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel
Duration: 3 hours
We will start our tour at 10 am from your hotel in Rome, within the Aurelian Walls, and we will go to Santa Maria Del Popolo Church where we will start our walking tour on the footsteps of Caravaggio, the bad boy of the European baroque, a living legend when he was alive. Admiring his masterpieces hosted in these outstanding churches will give us the chance to get to know Rome and its history
walking tour and taxi (yellow cab)
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 euro - Souvenirs
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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This was our second day with Monica. She took us to see the most recently discovered Caravaggio painting (60 years ago). We would not have known about it but for Monica. At Monica's request, the museum, located in Palestrina, opened - just for us - and closed when we left. What a treat to learn about how this painting was discovered, authenticated, and restored. Our two-days with Monica led to seeing 14 new (for us) Caravaggio works and gaining an understanding of the man and how he worked. Wonderful!