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Rome: Caravaggio Artwork Walking Tour

1. Rome: Caravaggio Artwork Walking Tour

Discover more about the life of the famed Michelangelo Merisi of Caravaggio, also known simply as Caravaggio. Learn about an innovator in the history of painting and his eccentric lifestyle. Visit various sites in the center of Rome where you can admire his work and hear stories about his life from an expert guide. Start at the Church of San Luigi dei Francesi which contains three masterpieces by Caravaggio. Inside, discover the Cappella Contarelli which houses paintings of Saint Matthew the Evangelist. Continue with a stop inside the Church of Sant'Agostino to see the "Madonna dei Pellegrini." Finally, visit the Cappella Cerasi in the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo, where you will find the masterpieces "Conversione di San Paolo" and "La Crocifissione di San Pietro." Throughout the tour explore the streets and see buildings that are linked to the life of Caravaggio, including Via della Scrofa, Palazzo Firenze, Via della Lupa, Vicolo del Divino Amore, Via della Pallacorda, and Palazzo Borghese.

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Rome: 2000 Years of History Guided Walking Tour

2. Rome: 2000 Years of History Guided Walking Tour

Get an insider’s view of Rome and experience the eternal city on a historical walking tour alongside a local professional guide. Admire the majestic Colosseum the largest ancient amphitheater ever built. See the Roman Forum which was at the center of day-to-day life in Rome as early as the 5th century BC. Walkthrough the bustling Spanish Steps and onto the famous Trevi Fountain, the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world. Stop at the Piazza Colonna and the Italian Parliament Building. Your friendly local guide will tell you interesting facts and anecdotes about the city’s past and how Rome created the first republic in history. Visit the Pantheon, the most impressive and best-preserved ancient Roman building, which set the rules of modern architecture. Wander around charming little streets and be surprised by the amazing San Luigi de’ Francesi church where it is possible to see three spectacular Caravaggio masterpieces. Enjoy a much-needed espresso at the Senators’ preferred coffee shop next to the Senate building, before reaching Piazza Navona where the marvelous Fountain of the Four Rivers lies. Finally, reach the Piazza del Campidoglio designed by the renowned Michelangelo. Snap everlasting memories of this incredible city and its ancient architecture to share with your friends and family.

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Caravaggio in Rome Tour

3. Caravaggio in Rome Tour

Stroll through the district of Rome where Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio lived and worked. Discover the stories, anecdotes and the outstanding technical skills that have kept his name known across the world for over 400 years.  Born in Milan in 1571, Caravaggio was in Rome by the end of the 1580's. Admire some of the most beautiful masterpieces in the original churches for which they were commissioned. See in Santa Maria del Popolo: Saint Paul's Conversion and the Crucifixion of Saint Peter. See in Sant'Agostino, The Madonna of Pilgrims. Finishing up in San Luigi dei Francesi, one of the few French churches in Rome, to admire the three paintings which represent the stories of Saint Mathwe. These were the first altarpieces ever painted by Caravaggio.

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Rome: Caravaggio Walking Tour and Bus Excursion to Lazio

4. Rome: Caravaggio Walking Tour and Bus Excursion to Lazio

Enjoy a guided walking tour through the district of Rome where Caravaggio created some of his most noteworthy works. Visit three churches in the historic center, then travel by bus to Ladispoli, his last residence before he died from wounds sustained during a bloody duel. Start your tour with the trio of churches, Santa Maria del Popolo, Sant'Agostino, and San Luigi de' Francesi. Explore the entrancing narrow alleys of Rome as you wend your way through the historic city center. After the guided walking tour, make your way to the town of Ladispoli aboard a comfortable GT bus and experience the northern coast of Lazio. Get to know an internationally renowned destination of natural beauty located just 30 km from the capital. Walk across the therapeutic black sands, where numerous Roman nobles spent their time. Explore the place where Maestro Caravaggio was arrested. See where he made a daring escape by sea after a bloody duel, taking refuge at the Odescalchi Castle in Palo Laziale. Listen as your guide explains how Ladispoli today represents an important meeting point for artists and lovers of Caravaggio's art. Before your tour concludes, see the waterfront bronze statue of Caravaggio by the artist Sergio Bonafaccia.

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Rome: Private City Center Tour

5. Rome: Private City Center Tour

This tour of the city center will give you the opportunity to discover Rome from artistic, historical, and legendary points of view. You'll stroll from the Spanish Steps to Navona Square, jumping forward and backward in time from the Roman Empire to modern times. Start from the Spanish Steps, where you will learn about the name of this area of the city before advancing onward to Trevi Fountain. Following that, continue your stroll through the amazing roads of Rome and get to St. Ignatius Church, which is famous for its 3D-effect ceiling created in the 17th century. You'll then visit the Pantheon, the best preserved building of Ancient Rome where Raphael requested to be buried. Your tour continues with the Church of St. Luigi dei Francesi, where you will learn about one of the most famous artists of the Italian Art history: Caravaggio. Finally, end your tour in Piazza Navona, the symbol of the Baroque Style in Rome. This was a place created by some of the greatest minds of the 17th century: Bernini and Borromini.

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What people are saying about Church of St. Louis of the French

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Beautiful Tour with a guide named Fabio of great preparation and passion! He immersed us with great knowledge in the life and works of Caravaggio, deepening and always lightly the two hours, in fact, I recommend this very original experience even to those who are not passionate about the pictorial genre thanks

We did this city tour with Romina and there were only three of us. Romina, put a lot of effort into us and we learned a lot about the history of Rome, we were out for 4 hours and really saw a lot. We can only recommend this city tour, but above all we recommend Romina. Many Thanks