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  1. Italy
  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Church of Santa Maria del Popolo

Rome: Private Caravaggio's Masterpieces Tour

Product ID: 260292
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Discover the magnificent masterpieces of Caravaggio on this 3.5-hour informative, private walking tour in Rome. Your knowledgeable guide will provide you with insight into his life and his works, as well as other famous Baroque painters.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the famous works of Caravaggio
  • Discover the artists of the Roman Baroque period
  • Learn about art, techniques, history, and more
  • Take a private 3.5-hour tour
  • Be accompanied by a local art historian
Full description
For art and history lovers, this 3.5-hour private tour will be a true delight. You'll be accompanied by a local art-historian guide who has a knowledgable background of Caravaggio's life, his works and other painters of the period. Your tour will begin in the Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo where you’ll see 2 of Caravaggio’s works whilst hearing stories about the history behind each one. Throughout the tour you’ll see a large selection of "in situ" pieces, which are artworks that remain in the location they were originally designed for, which also defined the Roman Baroque period.

From here you will see where Caravaggio found his inspiration for his paintings, in the Trident neighborhood where he lived and worked in the 15th century. You'll learn about his painting methods, and can also get a glimpse at where he looked for and hired his controversial models.

Next you'll head to the Church of Saint Louis, the National Church of France, and it's here you can see the works of Caravaggio's first and most successful altarpiece. Here you will discuss what made him one of the most influential painters in history, with focus on innovation and the signature "chiaroscuro", light and dark in each of his works.

You'll see one of his most recent works, and one less visited by tourists in the Church of Sant’Agostino. If you are interested in seeing more by Caravaggio whilst you are in Rome, it can also be arrangde for you to visit the Borghese Gallery, the Barberini Palace, the Capitoline Museums, and the Vatican.
Includes
  • Entrance tickets
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please meet your guide out the front of the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo. Your guide will be holding a sign with the lead traveler's name on it.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Please keep in mind that you will be visiting sacred and religious sites, and you will have to cover your shoulders and knees (a scarf is a good idea for the summer months, with no short skirts or shorts permitted)
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Pink Umbrella Tours

Product ID: 260292