Basilica di Sant'Agostino Tours

Located near Piazza Navona, the 15th-century Basilica di Sant’Agostino is home to the Cavalletti Chapel, where visitors flock to view Caravaggio’s Baroque masterpiece, La Madonna di Loreto, along with The Prophet Isaiah by Raphael, La Madonna del Parto statue by Sansovino, and the sumptuous high altar by Bernini.

The Basics
Although the church is dedicated to Saint Augustine, it’s actually the saint’s mother—Saint Monica—who is entombed there, but the Basilica of St. Augustine's main attraction is by far the rich art inside. You can visit the church by joining a walking tour of Rome's Baroque masterpieces that includes the art in this basilica as well as in other Roman churches by Caravaggio, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Bernini. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • When visiting Catholic churches in Rome, you must wear clothing that covers your shoulders and knees.
  • Walking tours require some time on your feet, so choose comfortable shoes.
  • The church isn’t wheelchair- or stroller-accessible; there are stairs at the entrance.
  • Flash photography is not allowed inside the church.

How to Get There
The Basilica di Sant'Agostino (also known as Sant'Agostino in Campo Marzio) is located on Piazza di Sant'Agostino in the heart of Rome's historic center, just off Piazza Navona.

When to Get There
Rome's most famous churches can be crowded in summer, so visit first thing in the morning or late in the afternoon to be able to enjoy the art in relative peace. The church is usually closed in August. 

Sansovino's Miraculous Madonna
It is said that Jacopo Sansovino's La Madonna del Parto was originally a Roman statue of the Empress Agrippina holding her infant son Nero, which Sansovino reworked into a Christian rendering of the Madonna and child centuries later. The statue is said to have miraculous fertility powers, so it is usually surrounded by offerings from women who believe it interceded on their behalf.
Location
Address: Piazza di Sant’Agostino 80, Rome, Puglia, Italy
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Private Baroque Walking Tour of Rome: Bernini, Caravaggio, Michelangelo, and Raphael

Take a tour of baroque Rome with your own private guide, and enjoy a flexible itinerary for your sole group of up to eight people. On the trail of esteemed Italian artists such as Bernini and Caravaggio, you’ll explore the churches of the capital to discover artwork and architectural features that hail from the baroque period. Two start times are available when you book.
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In The Footsteps of Bernini, Caravaggio, Raphael And Michelangelo

Learn about Italian art and sculpture in Rome with a private guide during this walking tour. Choose a start time that is convenient for you and set out to see the work of great Italian masters like Caravaggio and Michelangelo. The itinerary includes St. Ignatius Church and the Church of Sant’Agostino and can be customized according to your interests.
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In the Footsteps of Caravaggio Private Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

Trace the dramatic life and visual legacy of Caravaggio on a private art tour in Rome. Visit beautiful churches to admire the painter’s original works while an expert guide shares scandalous details of his life and how he shaped the Baroque movement. Geared towards art enthusiasts, it's a great way to delve deeper into one of Rome's most influential and enigmatic masters.
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Papal Jubilee Segway Tour in Rome

With the pope’s declaration of 2016 as the year of the ‘Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy,’ it’s a great time to explore Rome’s religious heritage. On this 3-hour Segway tour, visit many of the city’s most important and intriguing churches, including Castel Sant’Angelo and St Peter’s Basilica — the heart of the Vatican. See ancient pilgrimage roads and lesser-known holy sites while your knowledgeable guide illuminates the history of Catholicism in Rome.
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