Admire masterpieces of art by famous painters such as Caravaggio and Raphael on an audio guide tour of Rome's Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo. Learn about the history and architecture of one of the oldest parishes of Rome, a treasure waiting to be discovered.
Visit: Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome, LazioEnter the miraculous Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo and collect your audio guide to tour the Augustinian church independently. The Basilica represents a splendid example of Renaissance architecture. The first foundations date back to the end of the 11th century, where the tomb of the Emperor Nero once stood. Some of the most important artists of the Renaissance worked here, including Bramante and Raphael, whose works were followed by the arrival of Bernini's Baroque.The Basilica has some incredible masterpieces: the Nativity by Pinturicchio, the statues of Daniel and the lion and Habakkuk and the Angel of Bernini, the Crucifixion of St. Peter and the Conversion of St Paul both by Caravaggio. But there are many more works still to be admired!With the help of your audio guide, you will discover the history of this architectural gem in the heart of Rome!