Caravaggio Art Walking Tour with Donato PhD Guide

If you're an art lover or curious to know more about the life and masterpieces of Caravaggio, then this 2.5-hour walking tour with Donato, your professional art historian guide, is for you. Throughout the tour you'll see 'in situ' pieces, which mean they were designed specifically for this location.
Meet your guide Donato outside the Santa Maria del Popolo Church. On entering you'll marvel at two of Caravaggio's magnificent works within the Cerasi Chapel depicting the Crucifixion of St. Peter and the Conversion of St. Paul.
Walk through the Tridente neighborhood where Caravaggio resided in the15th century and on to the church of St. Louis of the French. Here you can admire the artist's work on the altarpiecec in the Contarelli Chapel, which displays paintings of St. Matthew's life.
Take a look at the Madonna of Loreto, one of his most famous paintings, which he donated to the Sant’Agostino church.
This tour is customizable and can include a visit to see his other works in Rome.

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  • What's included :
    • Experienced guide
    • Entry/Admission - Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo
    • Entry/Admission - Church of St. Louis of the French
    • Entry/Admission - Basilica di Sant'Agostino in Campo Marzio
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    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo, Piazza del Popolo 12 Campo Marzio, 00187 Rome Italy

      Located on the north side of Piazza del Popolo, one of the famous squares in the city stands Santa Maria del Popolo church. It's here you can see the works of Caravaggio and not only, you can see Raphael, Bernini and more.

      Duration: 45 minutes

      Stop At: Piazza del Popolo, 00187 Rome Italy

      Piazza del Popolo means the People's Square and was located on the inside of the northern entrance for foreigners into the city during the Roman Empire. It's here you can visit Santa Maria del Popolo church and see the obelisk in the centre of the square dedicated to Ramesses II.

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: Church of St. Louis of the French, Piazza San Luigi de' Francesi, 00186 Rome Italy

      The Church of St Louis of the French, located between the Pantheon and Piazza Navona is known for its Baroque architecture by Giacomo della Porta and Domenico Fontana. Here at the Contarelli Chapel you can see marvellous frescoes by Caravaggio.

      Duration: 20 minutes

      Stop At: Basilica di Sant'Agostino in Campo Marzio, Via della Scrofa 80 Piazza di S. Agostino, 00186 Rome Italy

      The Basilica of Sant'Agostino is one of the first Roman Renaissance churches and boasts many pieces of priceless art, which includes works by Caravaggio, Raphael and more.

      Duration: 20 minutes

    • Departure Point :
      Basilica Parrocchiale Santa Maria del Popolo, Piazza del Popolo, 12, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
      Return Detail :
      Chiesa di Sant’Agostino, Via della Scrofa, 80, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
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      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


    English - Guide

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    Organised by Tours of the Colosseum

    Activity ID: V-100767P19

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