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Rome: Art and Blood of Caravaggio Small Group Tour

Product ID: 190130
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Explore three churches in Rome to follow in the path of the genial painter, Caravaggio.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit San Luigi dei Francesi, Sant'Agostino, and Santa Maria del Popolo
  • Explore the streets and alleys where Caravaggio lived
  • Discover Rome as an open-air museum
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance to three churches
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drink

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
• A moderate amount of walking is involved
• Not wheelchair accessible
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Joy of Rome Tours

Product ID: 190130