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  • Location: Rome, Italy
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Daring and innovative or famed yet troubled? However you look at Italian artist Caravaggio, his artwork remains fascinating to all. Caravaggio spent much of his life in Rome, and now the city is littered with his masterpieces and artistic treasures. Your guided Rome walking tour takes you to top Rome attractions featuring must-see Caravaggio paintings, including beautiful churches and monuments. Hear interesting theories on this intriguing artist before relaxing at a wine bar with fellow art-lovers from your tour. If you only have a short time in Rome and you’re not sure where to start, book this excellent Caravaggio walking tour of Rome!

Highlights

  • 2-hour Rome walking tour, focusing on the Italian Baroque artist Caravaggio
  • See famous Caravaggio paintings, such as the Crucifixion of St Peter
  • See top Rome attractions as you walk, including Piazza del Popolo, the Spanish Steps and Via Margutta
  • Learn about Caravaggio and discuss Renaissance art with your knowledgeable guide
  • Enjoy fine wines and local delicacies (included) at a local wine bar

What You Can Expect

Caravaggio Art Walking Tour of Rome with Wine Tasting

Church of Santa Maria del Popola

Your walking tour of Rome starts at Piazza del Popolo, Rome's famous city square filled with Roman churches, fountains and monuments. After meeting your local guide, head to the square's north side to visit the Augustine church of Santa Maria del Popolo -- an excellent example of Italian Renaissance architecture, boasting striking Baroque artwork. Venture inside the church's Cerasi Chapel and see two famous Caravaggio paintings: the Crucifixion of St Peter and Conversion on the Way to Damascus.

From Piazza del Popolo, your tour continues through some of Rome's most elegant streets, including the fashionable Via Margutta -- a narrow, picturesque street lined with interesting art galleries and boutique hotels. Your stroll leads to the Spanish steps, a top Rome attraction and must-visit site. After enjoying a photo opportunity at this impressive 138-step staircase, head through Piazza San Lorenzo on your way to the Church of Sant'Agostino.

One of Rome’s true hidden gems, this little-known church is packed with significant art. See works by Raphael before viewing Caravaggio's Madonna del Loreto in the church's Cavaletti Chapel. This controversial painting depicts a beautiful Madonna (Virgin Mary) appearing with two pilgrims, with Christ as a child in her arms.

Spend the last hour of your tour at a local wine bar, where you'll get to relax with your guide and discuss Caravaggio and other Baroque artists whose work you have seen during the tour. Savor two glasses of wine (white and red) and a platter of local cheeses, meats, olives and bread (included) as you sit back, contemplate beautiful art and enjoy the rich cultural atmosphere.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Inga was a great tour guide; she took the tour at an excellent pace, it was very hot so would have been easy to get too tired, but we strolled around and found the shade where ever possible. She knows her subject very, very well and gave lots of background to the paintings, also history of the churches, the city and other famous sights which crossed our path. We stopped at Buccone (fab place for lunch by the way) for a glass of Prosecco and some antipasti after our first church, then finished the tour at a lovely wine bar near the Pantheon; more wine and antipasti! I would definitely recommend the tour if you like Caravaggio - you don't have to be an expert - and are interested in the history of Rome and like knowing more about the famous sights...and you like sipping Prosecco and eating antipasti!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

My daughter, her husband, my friend and I booked this tour in October 2013 for our trip in March 2014. We were thrilled to find we were the only ones on the tour. Our tour guide Jeanette is an art historian, degreed in art history and a resident of Rome for 9 years. She gave us a wonderful tour! Her background and descriptions of the paintings we saw, as well as the church settings, were far above my expectations. The wine tasting turned out to be more of a meal shared, at the end of the tour, with a couple of glasses of wine at a lovely restaurant where the owners have a friendly relationship with Jeanette and treated us royally. Jeanette was friendly, approachable, and answered all our questions. We could not have asked for a better guide. I believe she shaped her presentation to fit our knowledge and experience, which was much appreciated, as we have travelled and know art as well as history. If you want a sophisticated, insightful tour of some of the Caravaggio treasures in Rome, book this tour, and ask for Jeanette as your guide!

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