Rome Private Guided Tour Caravaggio and Baroque Masterpieces

Private & Custom Tours in Rome

Tour description provided by Viator

This private tour provides you with a way to get close to some of the greatest Baroque artworks located in Rome. During this 3-hour tour, you will discover the artistic side of Rome and see the best of renowned painter Caravaggio’s work. Witness the intriguing technique used by Caravaggio throughout his paintings and the brilliant use he makes of light and shadow. See for yourself the unique history and aesthetics of Baroque art.
Michelangelo Merisi, alias Caravaggio, is considered one of the greatest painters of all time. He spent the majority of is life in Rome where you will find all of his magnificent masterpieces. Meet your guide in Piazza del Popolo at the Church of S. Maria del Popolo, where you can find the Crucifixion of St. Peter and the Conversion of St. Paul. Then you pass near two of his residences in Rome, Palazzo Madama, seat of the Senate and Giustiniani Palace, which now hosts offices of the Senate. Your guide will tell you about peculiar events in Caravaggio’s life and also explanations on architectural or actual functions of the main Italian Government houses such as Montecitorio Palace, House of Parliament. During your walking tour you will see the major masterpieces of Caravaggio, that are The Life of St. Matthew in St. Luigi dei Francesi Contarelli Chapel, and the poetry of the Madonna of the Pilgrims in St. Augustine. Together you can admire some architectural baroque masterpieces such as the Church of St. Ignatius. As you pass you can also have a look at Pantheon and hear about his ancient stories. Your tour will end in Piazza Navona where you can admire one of the Bernini’s masterpieces, Fountain of the Rivers, and Borromini’s facade of St. Agnes in Agone, and also listen to the rivalry stories of this two authors and the tragic end of Caravaggio’s life in Rome.Itinerary:- Church of S. Maria del Popolo; inside visit where you can admire: the Crucifixion of St. Peter and the Conversion of St. Paul- Montecitorio Palace; outside visit- Church of St. Ignazio di Loyola; outiside visit- Pantheon; outside visit- Giustiniani Palace; outside visit- Church of St. Luigi dei Francesi; inside visit where you can admire: The Life of St. Matthew-  Palazzo Madama; outside visit- Piazza Navona, River Fountain, Church of St. Agnes in AgoneTour will last 3-hours

What’s included

  • Professional art historian guide
  • Private tour
  • Walking tour
  • Expedited entrance

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities 
  • Any other option not mentioned
  • Pickup and Drop-off

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
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