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Caravaggio Art Walking Tour of Rome with Pantheon Visit

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  • Offered in: English


Admire Caravaggio paintings in Rome and learn about the baroque painter’s tumultuous life in Italy on this art-themed walking tour with a guide. See two of his famous works at the Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo and another at the Basilica of Sant'Agostino, as well as work by Raphael. Finish up with a visit inside the Pantheon while you learn about and discuss the history of Caravaggio in Rome.
  • 3-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
  • Enjoy fine wines and local delicacies (included) at a local wine bar

What's Included

  • Internal visit of the Pantheon
  • Expert local guide
  • Headsets
  • Aperitivo
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazzale Flaminio
    Piazzale Flaminio, Roma RM, Italy

    Meet your guide outside Piazzale Flaminio Metro Station (Line A), next to the flower stand on the side of Piazza del Popolo

Start time

04:00 PM

End point

  • Pantheon
    Piazza della Rotonda, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

What To Expect

Meet your guide near Piazza del Popolo to begin your walking tour focused around baroque painter Caravaggio. He spent much of his life in Rome in the late 1500s, and the city holds many of his works.

One of Rome’s liveliest squares, Piazza del Popolo is home to the Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo. Head inside this Augustine church, known for its Renaissance architecture and baroque artwork, to see two Caravaggio masterpieces inside the Cerasi Chapel—Crucifixion of St Peter and Conversion on the Way to Damascus. Then follow your guide through one of central Rome’s most elegant areas, walking along narrow streets like Via Condotti and Via Margutta, chic lanes that are home to boutiques and galleries. Stop by the Spanish Steps for a photo op, and walk through Piazza San Lorenzo before arriving at the Basilica of Sant'Agostino.

Head inside this hidden gem, a lesser-known church in a city filled with famous religious sites. You’ll admire work by Raphael in addition to Caravaggio’s Madonna del Loreto, housed in the Cavaletti Chapel. Learn from your guide about the reaction at the time to this painting, which depicts a barefoot Virgin Mary appearing to two pilgrims.

Finally, visit the Pantheon, one of the city's most striking pieces of architecture and home to the tombs of the first two kings of Italy. After exploring the interior, your tour will end in Piazza delle Coppelle.

Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Campo Marzio

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Luggage storage NOT available
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The Best Caravaggio Tour In Rome
Felicity_D, May 2022
Giuseppe was extremely well informed about Caravaggio, Raphael and the history of Rome. He made our tour so memorable. He described the background to the art and set it into context with the Roman Empire. We were a small group of 3 people so it was a very personal and unforgettable experience. Finally we went for an aperitif which was included in the price. I felt that this was unnecessary as we finished the tour at 7pm and had dinner plans. All in all I would thoroughly recommend this tour.
Awesome Tour
Laura_K, Oct 2019
Maria was terrific. She took us through several of the churches that house Caravaggio paintings. How amazing to see them in their chosen setting. Maria was extraordinary in reviewing not only Caravaggio’s paintings, but the ones nearby. It was a really fabulous tour.
This was wonderful. Valentina was...
Diane_S, Mar 2017
This was wonderful. Valentina was so passionate about Caravaggio and we finished at the best restaurant for a delicious small bite to eat and Prosecco and wine. One of my favorites. The churches and Caravaggio came to life for us.
This was a fabulous tour. We had...
Laurence C, Feb 2016
This was a fabulous tour. We had expected a perfunctory explanation of the work and the artist, but our guide, Jeanette, was a very knowledgable and interesting guide. The background information on Caravaggio's life was very useful in putting his work in context. If you truly want to come to know his work, and to get a very strong experience for this section of Rome, between Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona, this is a great way to do it.
Our very own private little tour as...
Jeffrey K, Jul 2015
Our very own private little tour as our group of four where the only attendees! Are tour guide was amazing, extremely educated and fun! We were learning so much while causally stolling the streets and popping into different churches here and there. Complete with incredible wine and really wonderful food made this adventure well rounded. Highly reccomended! Would not suggest bringing children on this tour.
There were 7 of us from USA age...
nkimtravel, Jun 2015
There were 7 of us from USA age range 22 -56. Jeanette was an awesome guide that made the history come alive. We all loved the tour. I would recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in history, art and food. The restaurant we went to afterwards, Casa Coppelle, was the nicest restaurant we have been to in Rome. Thank you, Jeanette!!
Our guide was knowledgeable and...
Karen K S, Jun 2015
Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. It was definitely nice to see the hidden gems of Rome in the churches visited. ,
Excellent guide, beautiful paintings...
Peter M, Jun 2015
Excellent guide, beautiful paintings and a couple of glasses of wine - whats not to like. Only caveat: there is a fair amount of walking which some may find daunting.
This was a great tour and certainly...
Johanna C, Jun 2015
This was a great tour and certainly worth the money! Jeanette, our guide, was well informed and entertaining and made the stories behind the art come alive. She wove history, sociology, psychology, and art together to give context to these amazing works. Our tour included three churches and six paintings by Caravaggio, as well as stops to look at some Bernini sculptures. Some days the tour includes two churches and the Spanish Steps instead. The two hours of viewing the art, combined with the wine tasting after, was just right. There is a bit of a walk involved, so wear comfortable shoes and clothing and keep in mind that you will need to cover shoulders in the churches. Highly recommended!
Jeanette was very good at inspiring...
glennhampson, Jun 2015
Jeanette was very good at inspiring non arty people and we loved the whole experience. Her knowledge and enthusiasm was infectious. We will never look at a painting in the same way again. The drinks and nibbles were a real treat at a fabulous restaurant.
Thoroughly enjoyable. Our guide...
maggiemae, May 2015
Thoroughly enjoyable. Our guide Jeanette was extremely knowledgable and personable who kept the tour participants engaged and involved from start to finish and of course , the Caravaggios were amazing. We highly recommend this tour to art lovers (wine and food lovers too
The trip had only two...
hrtoole, May 2015
The trip had only two participants. The guide really knew her Caravaggio, accepted differing opinions, and was very pleasant. The wine tasting was at a pleasant restaurant with two good wine and plenty of food for a lite dinner.
This tour was a great choice and...
Neil Burnell, Dec 2014
This tour was a great choice and thoroughly enjoyed! Our American born tour guide, but long time resident of Rome, was an absolute delight to spend time with. Her passion and knowledge about Caravaggio as an Artist and why he painted what he painted was contagious. We spent time in two little churches looking at several of his works. She opened our eyes and minds to the idiosyncracies and yet brilliant story that each of these initially bizarre looking paintings told. Not to be phased by the larger than normal number on the tour nor the late afternoon Spring downpour that caught us half way between churches, Barbara soldiered on with fascinating tales of courtesans that frequented the area in bye- gone days as we huddled under umbrellas.The third stop was a really nice cafe where we sampled some excellent Italian wines starting with a Prosecco whilst getting to know each other and discussing aspects of our tour. Brilliant, dont miss it!
great tour the guide was very good...
bobisfun, Nov 2014
great tour the guide was very good and subjet matter was very interesting would highly recommend this tour
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An insightful, walking art tour with...
Eric W, Oct 2014
An insightful, walking art tour with and extremely knowledgeable guide, who was passionate about the artist and his work. We gained an appreciation for this artist and his works. The tour was topped off by an exceptional wine tasting with superb food at Casa Coppella! Wonderful afternoon tour and a delightful way to cap off the day.
Ginette was excellent, provided...
joanne.farrell, Oct 2014
Ginette was excellent, provided great information and interacted easily with an unusually large group of sixteen. The talk and walk (even through a bit of drizzle), was fun, and the wine venue group were super. We were really glad we'd booked the tour. JF
It was an OK trip, not excellent...
Rebecca H, Oct 2014
It was an OK trip, not excellent. We had some bad weather and our guide had us standing in the rain while she talked. I think it would be better to have a contingency? The wine and food afterwards was better than expected.
Fascinating exposure not only to...
merlot, Sep 2014
Fascinating exposure not only to Caraveggio's paintings (3) but also his life and his contemporaries. Tour guide Jeanette brought a past era to life.
Jeannette was an informative and...
roberta v, Sep 2014
Jeannette was an informative and engaging guide. Pace was good and she added a lot of details that brought Caravaggio to life! The wine bar was great and offered much more than I expected . Not the usual tourist trap that are often the case. In fact i went back for dinner two nights later .
The tour guide was excellent. The wine...
Joseph P, Sep 2014
The tour guide was excellent. The wine tasting was more then I expected.


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