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Caravaggio

An artist who heavily influenced Baroque painting whose pieces are found all around Rome.

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The Church of Sant'Agnese in Agone
A beloved Baroque church set in Piazza Navona.
Homemade gnocchi
A classic Italian-style dish made with potatoes and accompanied with tomato sauce usually served in Sunday lunches with the family.
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Related Tours

The Borghese Gallery: Bernini, Caravaggio and Titian (Group Tour)
  Enjoy the Borghese Gallery and its Gardens  during a relaxing and entertaining small semi-private group tour. 

  • See the stunning statues carved by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, creator of the Baroque style of sculpture.
  • Explore the 20 rooms containing artwork that date back to the 1st-3rd centuries AD, the Renaissance and Baroque era. 
  • Admire Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s Rape of Proserpina – a highlight of the Galleria Borghese.

See some of the most breathtaking paintings and sculptures in the Galleria Borghese. Your guide will introduce you to the wonderful statues carved by the famous sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini – in addition to some of Caravaggio’s brilliant paintings. 

You will hear about the lives of these great artists and your guide will lead you through the 20 rooms. Although everyone tends to have his or her own favourite pieces, Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s Rape of Proserpina is a real highlight. Your guide will take you through the story of this sculpture and have you take note of the amazing technical skill of this sculptor. 

We built this tour because 
to appreciate the Galleria Borghese, often a comprehensive level of Renaissance knowledge is needed, and your guide will be sure you have all the information you need to savour the experience. 
Caravaggio Private Walking Tour inc Tickets: Life and Work of A Genius
Go on an outstanding tour of Caravaggio's finest works in Rome, and delve into his troubled but brilliant soul.

  • Explore the stunning Contarelli Chapel, next to Caravaggio’s residence in the city.
  • Admire some of the artist’s most famous work at the San Luigi dei Francesi and Cerasi Chapel.
  • See famous Caravaggio’s work that was inspired by St Peter and St Paul. 
Few people’s lives have involved the same blend of mystery, murder and genius as the the master Caravaggio. On this tour you will see his best work, learn about the interesting stories of his life and be transported back to Rome at the time. First, you will see the stories of St. Matthew come to life in the Contarelli Chapel in San Luigi dei Francesi. You will appreciate Caravaggio’s stunning style and get to compare his work to that of his mentor at the time.

The tour continues at your own pace through Campo Marzio, the neighbourhood where Caravaggio killed a man in 1606; your tour guide will tell the full story of this dramatic episode of his life. You will also be taken through the Piazza de Popolo, the elegant square that is home to the Saint Mara del Popolo – where you will find Caravaggio’s Vocation of Saint Paul; and the Crucifixion of Saint Peter in the Cerasi Chapel.
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