Noted art historian Andre Berne-Joffoy once said of someone "What beings in [their] work is, quite simply, modern painting." That artist is Caravaggio. Come and explore the revolutionary style of the master that gave birth to modern art with a tour in the places that influenced his works and life.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio lived in Rome for approximately 15 years. You'll join a knowledgeable private tour guide and travel through the city of Rome, discovering some of the most famous masterpieces of one of its most famous artists.
Your guide will educate you on the history and political climate of the time, and explain how the work of the Master was revolutionary for the period. You will examine many of the most famous of his pieces, and be able to see for yourself the birth of modern painting technique.
You'll visit three separate and distinct sites, each of which boasts a number of unique pieces of art by Caravaggio. First, you will visit the Basilica of Sant'Agostino, where the famous Madonna di Loreto resides. Next, you will move on to the Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo and view the Crucifixion of St. Peter and the Conversion on the Way to Damascus.
The Private Tour of Caravaggio ends at the Church of San Luigi dei Francesi, which holds three canvasses by the Master: The Calling of St. Matthew, The Inspiration of St. Matthew, and The Martyrdom of St. Matthew. So, what are you waiting for? Come and witness the work of the Master who arguably gave birth to modern painting, on an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime tour through Rome.
You want to admire the art of Caravaggio, but are looking for something that falls within your budget? Do not worry, ItalyXP has the perfect tour for you: the Group Tour of Caravaggio, with a tasting session of local fine wines!
The meeting point will be at the address that you have indicated in the booking process.
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
This tour is not available on Sundays or Thursday afternoons.
We recommend to wear comfortable clothing.
Also, appropriate clothing is required for the entrance to museums and places of worship.
Please be advised that if your hotel is more than a 15 minute walk from the sites, we recommend you to book your transport service at ItalyXP to optimize your eXPerience!