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Private Tour

Caravaggio: Life and Work of A Genius

Admire the artist Caravaggio in Rome, relishing his dramatic contrasts of light and dark – both in art and personal life.
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Things to know

Duration:

3 hrs

Suitable for:

Arty Farty, Culture Vulture, Family, Friends

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Tickets included:

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

Type of tour:

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

Other inclusions:

Gratuities optional
Customisable - simply ask us
Meeting points: In front of Babington's Tea Rooms at the bottom left of the Spanish Steps.

What makes this tour special

Go on an outstanding tour of Caravaggio's finest works in Rome, and delve into his troubled but brilliant soul.

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.

What you'll see

Spanish Steps
Once you climb Europe’s longest outdoor stairs, enjoy a beautiful vista of Rome with St Peter's Basilica in the distance.
Piazza Navona
A lovely square on the former site of the Stadium of Domitian, boasting wonderful Baroque fountains.
Piazza del Popolo
The Piazza del Popolo is one of Rome's most beautiful squares, with an important and long-standing history.
Caravaggio
An artist who heavily influenced Baroque painting whose pieces are found all around Rome.

FAQ

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 Touriocity, 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).

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