Eyes of Rome

In the Footsteps of Caravaggio

Stunning paintings, beautiful churches and interesting anecdotes about Caravaggio’s troubled life

Focus

  • Art
  • Religion

What makes this tour Special

If Caravaggio is your passion or you are simply curious about this tormented and revolutionary artist, this tour will be filled with wonder!

Learn about the passionate and hazardous life of a man, the mysteries of Rome's Church in the XVI Century and their projection into world-famous art masterpieces.

If you are not Rome's first time visitor, take the opportunity to explore the city off the beaten path and under a different fascinating perspective.

What to Expect

PRIVATE TOUR

Enjoy your tour with your own private tour expert at your party's disposal only

DURATION

3 hours

START TIME

09:30 - 14:30

TRANSFER

Meet&Greet at your hotel/accomodation. Transfer to the tour site included

NOT AVAILABLE

Thursday, Sunday

KID FRIENDLY

This tour is suitable for kids of all ages

WHEELCHAIRS

Wheelchairs may need to take a slightly alternative path through the city center.

What's Included
  • Blue badge certified private tour guide
  • Reservation fees
  • Meet & greet your private guide at your hotel or accommodation
  • One Way Transfer from your hotel/accommodation to the site
Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • Drop Off back to your hotel/accommodation after the tour (available upon request)
  • Extras

Sites you’ll visit

  • Piazza del Popolo
  • Santa Maria del Popolo
  • San Luigi dei Francesi
  • Sant'Agostino
  • Piazza del Popolo is one the most famous squares of Rome and it is clear to see why. The square is surrounded by 3 of the most beautiful churches of Rome, a large Egyptian obelisk surrounded by fountains and accessway to one of the picturesque viewpoints in Rome. You will also notice the imposing door of Rome, decorated by none other than Bernini.
  • The church that houses great works by almost all the big names. Within this church you will find Raphael's Chigi Chapel, of which is embellished with statues by Bernini, the master of the Baroque Age. Along with Caravaggio’s masterpieces, you are in for a real treat. That is all without forgetting that Santa Maria del Popolo church is also home to Roman Emperor Nero and his tomb!
  • The national church of France is located close to Piazza Navona, designed and built between 1518 -1589. The church is dedicated to Saint Mary as well as St Louis IX of France. The Mastermind Caravaggio's paintings found inside are a major point of interest as they depict the life of Saint Matthew, 1 of the 12 apostles of Jesus, painted between 1599–1600.
  • The small Piazza and Church share the same name of Sant'Agostino. The church is listed as being one of the very first churches in Rome that was built during the Renaissance age and is home to a very important early piece of Baroque work, the painting of "Madonna di Loreto" by Caravaggio. The facade of the church was built in 1483 using travertine rock taken from the Colosseum!

Tour description

Accompanied by your expert, entertaining guide you will discover all the places where Caravaggio’s masterpieces are kept. Marvel at stunning paintings, discover beautiful churches, and learn the most interesting stories and anecdotes about Caravaggio’s troubled life.


While most other Italian artists of his time followed the conventions of late mannerist painting, Caravaggio painted the stories of the Bible as visceral and often bloody dramas. He staged the events of a distant sacred past as if they were taking place in the present day, often working from live models whom he depicted in starkly modern dress. He accentuated the poverty and common humanity of Christ and his followers, the Apostles, Saints and Martyrs, by emphasizing their ragged clothing and dirty feet. He also developed a highly original form of chiaroscuro, using extreme contrasts of light and dark to emphasize details of gesture or facial expression. And emotional and intense journey in Man's soul and spirit, this tour will unveil all the impact of art in life and of life in art.


Start your tour with a visit of the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo, where you can admire two Caravaggio’s works: The Conversion of St. Paul on the Way to Damascus and the Crucifixion of St. Peter.

Head to your next destination, the Church of San Luigi dei Francesi, located between the Pantheon and Navona Square: admire paintings representing stories from the life of St. Matthew, housed inside the famous Contarelli Chapel. End your experience in the Church of St. Augustine, one of the most important from the Italian Renaissance, which houses the beautiful Madonna of Loreto.


Useful information

Appropriate clothing is highly recommended. Please be aware that the access to holy sites requires a strict dress code. Three churches are part of the itinerary. Shoulders and knees have to be properly covered.

Cancellation Policy

Please note that Eyes of Rome® applies the following cancellation policy for the selected product:

  • Eyes of Rome operates on a Full Refund Policy of the amount paid during the booking for cancellations made with 30-days minimum notice
  • For cancellations/amendments requested from 30 to 3 days from the tour starting time, Eyes of Rome reserves the right to charge or hold from the downpayment % of your booking
  • For no shows on the day of the tour or cancellations/amendments requested less than 72 hours from the tour starting time, Eyes of Rome reserves the right to hold the amount paid during check out and charge any remaining balance for incomplete payments

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