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Rome: Pantheon, Trevi Fountain & Roman Squares Guided Tour

1. Rome: Pantheon, Trevi Fountain & Roman Squares Guided Tour

Stroll through the heart of Rome on a guided walking tour and discover some of the most iconic sights of Rome. Visit Navona Square, the most elegant of all Roman squares, a cosmopolitan meeting place with many outdoor cafes and seasonal fairs, where the famous Bernini’s Four Rivers Fountain stands. Discover the church of San Luigi dei Francesi that houses the world-renowned cycle of paintings by Caravaggio. See the Pantheon, the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome and one of the best-preserved of all Ancient Roman buildings. Throw your coin into the Trevi Fountain, the largest baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world, surely one of the icons of Rome. See the Spanish Square with the Bernini’s fountain La Barcaccia and the magnificent and celebrated Spanish Steps that lead up to the Church of Trinità dei Monti. Off the Piazza, there are boutiques of the most famous high fashion brands.   

Rome: Caravaggio Guided Walking Tour

2. Rome: Caravaggio Guided Walking Tour

Stroll through the district of Rome where Caravaggio lived and worked. Admire some of the most beautiful masterpieces in three churches of the historic center and learn more about his lifestyle and the outstanding technical skills. Start the tour at Piazza del Popolo and visit the Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo, where there are The Crucifixion of St. Peter and The Conversion of St. Paul. Pass by Palazzo Madama and Giustiniani Palace, two of Caravaggio’s residences, and reach Church St. Augustine to see The Madonna of the Pilgrims. The last masterpiece of Caravaggio you'll see is The Life of St. Matthew in St. Louis of France’s Contarelli Chapel. Throughout this intensive tour you can explore the most beautiful alleys of Rome.

Rome: City Highlights Walking Tour

3. Rome: City Highlights Walking Tour

Welcome to Rome! We will start our walking tour of this beautiful and historic city at Trajan's Market. This incredible ancient Roman market was built in the 2nd century AD and is a testament to the incredible engineering and ingenuity of the Roman Empire. Next, we will move on to Piazza Venezia, one of the most famous squares in Rome. This large square is home to a number of historic buildings, including the famous Vittorio Emanuele monument. We will then continue our tour to the Jewish Ghetto, a small area of the city that dates back to the 16th century. After that, we will take a walk to Campo de Fiori, a square in the heart of Rome. This square is famous for its vibrant street market, where you can explore the many stalls and pick up some souvenirs. We will then head over to Piazza Navona, a beautiful square that is home to a number of Baroque-style fountains and sculptures. Next we will visit the Pantheon, one of the best preserved ancient Roman monuments, you will then move on to Hadrian's Temple, the last of the great temples built in the city. After a few hours of exploring, you will finish your tour at the Trevi Fountain, the iconic Baroque masterpiece and one of the most famous fountains in the world. Whether you are a first-time visitor or a long-time resident of Rome, this tour is sure to leave you with a lasting impression of the city's beauty and charm.

Caravaggio in Rome Tour

4. Caravaggio in Rome Tour

Stroll through the district of Rome where Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio lived and worked. Discover the stories, anecdotes and the outstanding technical skills that have kept his name known across the world for over 400 years.  Born in Milan in 1571, Caravaggio was in Rome by the end of the 1580's. Admire some of the most beautiful masterpieces in the original churches for which they were commissioned. See in Santa Maria del Popolo: Saint Paul's Conversion and the Crucifixion of Saint Peter. See in Sant'Agostino, The Madonna of Pilgrims. Finishing up in San Luigi dei Francesi, one of the few French churches in Rome, to admire the three paintings which represent the stories of Saint Mathwe. These were the first altarpieces ever painted by Caravaggio.

Rome: Private Caravaggio Tour

5. Rome: Private Caravaggio Tour

The long history of Rome has been chequered by characters full of controversy and brilliance, yet no one has encapsulated this confounding mix of the high and the low more than Caravaggio, one of the most famous painters in the story of Italian art. On this Caravaggio Tour of Rome, you will retrace his steps through taverns and brothels, palaces and churches, and discover how the troubled life and art of this great genius have remained inextricably linked in the popular imagination of the city. Visit some of Caravaggio's finest works, including The Conversion of Saul, The Crucifixion of St. Peter, the famous Narcissus, and Judith Beheading Holofernes, all in the company of an expert art historian. On this tour you will explore the ancient church of Santa Maria del Popolo, the Palazzo Barbieri, the church of Sant'Agonstino, among other famous landmarks to understand the extraordinary life and work of the artist Caravaggio.

Rome: Smartphone Audio Guide Tour with Pantheon

6. Rome: Smartphone Audio Guide Tour with Pantheon

A wonderful experience. Loved and portrayed by many artists, inevitably impressed in the hearts of all travelers, the Pantheon is not only the most beautiful example of ancient architectural harmony, but it is also the evidence of continuity between Paganism and Christianity which was sealed with the yielding of the sanctuary in 608 to Pope Boniface IV by the Byzantine Emperor Foca. The Pantheon is linked to beautiful legends, mostly related to evil matters, like the legend that claims that Satan himself !! Our audio guide is not only a full Pantheon audio guide with more than 10 audio descriptions and indoor map but a complete audio guide to explore Rome: from the Pantheon to Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Navona, Fontana di trevi and other iconic Rome monuments and church enjoying historical information, stories and anecdotes. We will be glad to take you on a journey to discover the most beautiful city in the world. After the visit to Pantheon with our 20 minutes audio description , find the Caravaggio paints in San Luigi dei Francesi and S.Maria del Popolo, Michelangelo Redentore in Santa Maria sopra Minerva , Bernini statues in Piazza Navona ,listening to more than 20 audio descriptions. And don't forget to throw a coin in the Trevi fountain if you want to be sure of returning to the eternal city!

Rome: Small-Group walk of ages: a walk along 2000 years

7. Rome: Small-Group walk of ages: a walk along 2000 years

Spend a memorable half day discovering the most inspiring sights and enchanting views of Rome’s city center led by the charisma and knowledge of your dedicated tour licensed local guide, an art and culture expert. We will start discover the lively atmosphere of the beautiful Spanish Steps, walking down the elegant fashion district lined by the most amazing shops we’ll reach the Trevi Fountain, the world’s most spectacular show-fountain in the world - don’t forget to throw a coin into the basin if you want to go come back one day! -. Stroll down to Piazza Colonna and the Italian Parliament Building – learn the methods secrets and anecdoties on how Roma created the first “republic” in history “res publica” (people’s power) and evolved to today’s democracy; then round the corner for the visit the amazing Pantheon, the most impressive and best preserved ancient Roman building, which set the rules of modern architecture. Wander around charming little streets lined by bustling and be surprise by the amazing “San Luigi de’ Francesi” church where – if we are lucky (holy mess permetting) we’ll have an amazing surprise: three (3!) amazing Caravaggio masterpieces.. to leave you breathless. After this shock, we are ready to move to Piazza Navona, the quintessential Roman piazza decorated by marvelous fountains among which Bernini’s famous “Fountain of the Four Rivers. We will reach “il Campidoglio” (one of the seven hills of Rome) home to the city hall, designed by Michelangelo before seeing the imposing Altare della Patria, which sets the beginning of one of our tour’s highlights: the walk down the Roman Forum mile, the founding site of Rome where you will discover the different layers of the city and the style that each Emperor gave to it, as you admire the majestic Colosseum standing right in front of you, as we get closer for the world most famous Arena.

Rome: Art and Blood of Caravaggio Tour

8. Rome: Art and Blood of Caravaggio Tour

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, best knows as Caravaggio, was not only a painter but a star. His adventurous life, full of sensational events, and his revolutionary style made him an undisputed leading figure of Italian art. Caravaggio lived a short, dramatic life and knew the city of Rome in all its aspects, including the violent, sketchy and dangerous ones. Your guide is an art historian and expert of Rome and will show you Caravaggio’s paintings, a few hidden in some of the most beautiful churches in Rome. You will hear the stories about his friends, his loves, the models he chose among the poorest in the city, his favourite restaurants and much more. For this tour you won’t have to pay for any entrance tickets or visit any museum, you will see the Caravaggio works that are still exhibited in the places for which they were originally painted three magnificent churches.  Your guide will tell you the stories behind complicated negotiations for paintings which ended with the creation of some unique, unexpected works. Caravaggio's works were certainly not easily accepted by the rich people of those times. You will visit churches that are monuments in itself, like the beautiful Santa Maria del Popolo or San Luigi de' Francesi. Incredibly realistic paintings and not at all in line with the iconography of his days will reveal their secrets. Would you believe that in the Conversion of St. Paul a horse occupies a larger space than the saint himself? This is just one of the many questions your guide will answer. Realism, audacity, talent, love and the tragic life of this genius will turn you on to the Rome of the 1600s, we are sure you will want to know even more. Rome is an open-air museum and you will certainly appreciate it that way. You will not have to stand lines, pay tickets or stay indoors, to discover the wonders of art because they are all around you. • Please note, the Villa Farnesina entrance fee is at your own expense (10 euros each to be paid on site) • Please note: a minimum of 2 paying adults is required

Rome: Highlights of Caravaggio's Rome

9. Rome: Highlights of Caravaggio's Rome

Meet your guide in Campo Marzio, heart of the historical center of Rome and scenario of our tour! Not that much has changed in this peculiar neighborhood since the time Caravaggio used to wander around its alleys. Marvel at his masterpieces inside churches, stop by the Palaces where he lived as a guest, and the workshops where he started his carrier. Find the infamous locandas and taverns where he used to hang out and the houses of the courtesans becoming models of his creation. Get to the place where he eventually murdered someone causing the artist to leave the capital, leading to his descending parable, his wandering up and down Italy waiting for the forgiveness of the Pope which will arrive shortly before his death in the coast of Tuscany. Itinerary: - Piazza del Popolo - Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo (inside) Crucifixion of Peter, Assumption of the Virgin, Conversion of Saint Paul - Via di Pallacorda - Vicolo della Torretta - Palazzo Giustiniani - Piazza Navona - Palazzo della Cancelleria - Via delle Coppelle - Via della Maddalena - Via della Lupa - Via della Scrofa - Basilica of San Luigi dei francesi (inside), Calling and Martyrdom of Saint Matthew, Saint Matthew and the Angel - Basilica of Sant'Agostino in Campo Marzio (inside), Madonna del Pellegrino - Basilica of Santa Maria in Vallicella (inside), the Deposition - Parish of San Nicola dei Prefetti - Palazzo Madama - Via del Governo Vecchio

Rome: Squares and Fountains Smartphone Audio Guide

10. Rome: Squares and Fountains Smartphone Audio Guide

Let your eye wander at your ease through Rome’s iconic streets, old architecture, stunning fountains, and Baroque’s Squares. Begin your tour in Piazza Navona, surrounded by astonishing buildings and fountains such as fountains of the four rivers, from here you will head through St Louis of the French, known for its Caravaggio masterpieces, passing by the Pantheon. Move further on to travel to Fontana di Trevi and toss your coin in the fountain, but the tour doesn’t stop here, head across Piazza Barberini and enjoy finishing your tour at the most visited square in Rome, Piazza Navona. Climb up to Church of the Santissima Trinità dei Monti and enjoy an amazing view on the heart of Rome.

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What people are saying about Church of St. Louis of the French

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 27 reviews

Maria was a really excellent guide, extremely knowledgable and a real pleasure to spend time with her. She gets a AAA rating from us!

The tour was great. Our guide (we think her name was Giulia) was super nice and very attentive. We can highly recommend it!

Excellent guide full of information. Highly recommend tour. Cover a lot of ground during 2.5 hours.

Excellent tour , our guide was fantastic. You won't be disappointed.

comprehensive information during trip , good intro to Rome