Caravaggio in Rome Private Walking TourPrivate Tour

Explore the Rome of Caravaggio, admire his dramatic paintings on display in churches throughout the city as you learn all about his equally dramatic life!
Adults: 2 Children: 0

Things to know


3 hrs

Suitable for:

Arty Farty, Culture Vulture, Family, Friends

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Walking tour – no transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day.


Entrance to the Contarelli, San Luigi dei Francesi, and Cerasi Chapels.

Other inclusions:

Food, drinks, and gratuities not included
Meeting points: In front of Piazza del Popolo, 12, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

What makes this tour special

Enjoy a private tour of Caravaggio’s astonishing masterpieces displayed in churches throughout the historic centre of Rome. Learn all about his wild reputation as the bad boy of Baroque Rome, as you admire his phenomenal paintings, famous for ‘chiaroscuro’ their dramatic contrasts of dark and light. On your private tour you will: 

Few people’s lives have involved the same blend of mystery, murder and genius as 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. Caravaggio was very much the bad boy of Baroque Rome. Famous as much for the number of times he was arrested as for his exquisite, and often controversial paintings. He once threw a plate of hot artichokes in a waiter’s face for bringing him the ‘wrong ones’ and would often swagger about town showing off his sword looking for a duel – which was illegal! 

But Caravaggio obviously had charm and charisma. He was in high demand as a painter, which suited him as he could roll up a canvas whilst on the run from the law. He controversially used poor, often homeless folk as his models for great saints and images of the Madonna. But he is most famous for the dramatic contrasts of dark and light in his paintings – the technique called chiaroscuro. Perhaps because his own life was full of such contrasts. 

Your tour will take you around the Rome that Caravaggio knew, and into the churches that now house his priceless masterpieces, available to view for just a euro in the lightbox slot. Today one of his paintings will sell for millions – but Caravaggio was always hard up because of his tendency for late-night carousing! 

What you'll see

Book with Travel Curious, an exceptional experience guaranteed

Putting People and Planet First

Prioritising Your Safety

Flexible cancellation

Do not worry, we have you covered with our flexible cancellation terms.

Avoid the crowds

Travel like a VIP, avoid crowds, and unnecessary queues.

Authentic Experiences

Bespoke local tours handcrafted for you by our global travel specialists

Professional Guides

All guides are handpicked, trained and licensed to ensure you are immersed in the local culture

Carbon offset for

kg CO2e

Carbon Footprint

kg CO2e

Carbon Offset

Forestry Conserved

You may also like

Highlights of Rome Full Day Tour Including Vatican & Colosseum
Experience the magic of Rome on a full-day walking tour of the most popular highlights in the historic centre, and a visit to the Vatican Museums and Colosseum with your private tour guide.
The Heart of Rome Private tour: Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps
Visit Rome's most famous piazzas, fountains and landmarks including the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, and the Spanish Steps on a private walking tour of the eternal city's historic centre.
Create Your Own Private Half Day Tour of Rome
Explore Rome with your very own personal tour guide. Craft your tour as you walk.
Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Private Highlights Tour
Discover all about the Ancient Romans on a private tour with tickets included to the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, and Palatine Hill with your private tour guide.
Colosseum and Roman Forum Family-Friendly Private Walking Tour
Discover the Roman Forum and the Colosseum and travel back in time to Ancient Rome with your private guide in this family-friendly private walking tour.
Taste of Rome: Private, All-Inclusive Food Tour
The perfect, all-inclusive tour for foodies and all things Italian! Taste the real and authentic Rome with your expert local guide.
Show more


QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.
Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.
For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.
Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.
To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Travel Curious, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.
Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).


Join the fastest growing community of professional tour guides.


Use our easy to integrate toolset to include Tours & Attractions in your customer journey.