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Rome: Caravaggio and Baroque Art Private Guided Tour

Rome: Caravaggio and Baroque Art Private Guided Tour

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Get up close to some of the finest examples of Baroque art in Rome on a 3-hour private tour. Discover some magical places in the Eternal City, and have the opportunity to admire the best of Caravaggio’s magnificent paintings.

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Duration 3 hours
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English, Italian
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  • Admire Caravaggio’s brilliant use of light and shadow
  • Discover hidden gems in Rome and marvel at the opulence of Baroque art
  • Learn about Caravaggio’s life in Rome on a private guided tour
Full description
This 3-hour private tour of Caravaggio’s art and Rome’s Baroque masterpieces is the perfect opportunity for a close-up look at the artist’s work. Michelangelo Merisi, alias Caravaggio, one of the greatest painters of all time, spent the majority of his life in Rome. The tour begins at Piazza del Popolo and the Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo, where you’ll see The Crucifixion of St. Peter and The Conversion of St. Paul. Then you’ll pass near 2 of Caravaggio’s residences, Palazzo Madama, the seat of the Senate, and Giustiniani Palace, which now houses the offices of the Senate. Your guide will tell you about unusual events in Caravaggio’s life and also provide commentary on the architecture or current functions of the main Italian government houses such as Montecitorio Palace. See the major masterpieces of Caravaggio, including The Life of St. Matthew in St. Louis of France’s Contarelli Chapel, and The Madonna of the Pilgrims in St. Augustine. Admire Baroque architectural masterpieces, including the Church of St. Ignatius. Pass by the Pantheon and hear about its history from your guide. Your tour ends in Piazza Navona, where you’ll be able to admire one of the Bernini’s masterpieces, the Fountain of the 4 Rivers, and Borromini’s façade of St. Agnes in Agony. Hear stories of these rival artists, and about the tragic end of Caravaggio’s life in Rome.
  • Hotel pickup with a delux car with driver
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Private walking tour
  • Privileged skip-the-line admission
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • There is a dress code for entering places of worship. No shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed. Both men and women are required to have their shoulders and knees covered. You risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • The management of the Museums or Archaeological sites, or the Ministry of Cultural Heritage may at any time decide to close some sites totally or partially. If the communication reaches us in a timely manner, and it is possible, we will provide alternatives. If the closure is sudden and it is out of our control, we will not be able to give other alternatives and no refund will be possible
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