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Caravaggio’s Legacy Private Tour

On our Caravaggio’s Legacy Private Tour we will see the main paintings of most known and misterious Baroque artist in the world.

On this tour we will visit mesmerising churches housing Caravaggio’s masterpieces.

“The Conversion of St. Paul” and “The Crucifixion of St. Peter” in Santa Maria del Popolo Church; “Madonna del Loreto” in Sant’Agostino Church, “The calling of Saint Matthew”, “The martyrdom of Saint Matthew” and the last stop is “Saint Matthew and the Angel” in San Luigi dei Francesi Church.

Santa Maria del Popolo

Santa Maria del Popolo is like a primer on the development of art and architecture from the early Renaissance through the baroque. Caravaggio used overly strong and patently artificial light sources to enhance the psychological drama of “The Conversion of St. Paul” and “The Crucifixion of St. Peter”, and to draw the viewer right into the straining muscles, wrinkled foreheads, dirty feet, and intense emotions of his figures.

San Luigi dei Francesi

San Luigi dei Francesi is like its neighbor Sant’Agostino is an unmissable stop for Caravaggio fans, for the last chapel on the left (coin-gobbling lights) houses his famous St. Matthew cycle of paintings. A certain times of day, the natural light coming through the real window high on the chapel’s back wall actually extends into painted light beams illuminating the paintings on the side walls, particularly in the “Calling of St. Matthew” on the left. These huge canvases depict “The Calling of St. Matthew”, the best of the three and amply illustrating Caravaggio’s mastery of light and shadow to create mood and drama; “The Martyrdom of St. Matthew” and “St. Matthew and the Angel”.

San Agostino

Finally just off Piazza Navona’s corner is another key stop on the Caravaggio Tour, the early Renaissance church of San Agostino. The first altar on the left inside contains Caravaggio’s almost mannerist “Madonna del Loreto”. With pair of dirty-footed pilgrims kneeling before the willowy, velvet-robed Virgin who’s carrying a ridiculously oversized (if marvelously lifelike) Christ child.

Rome

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Tour Fee

Tour Fee (1 to 6 people)

  • Base Price (1 pax) €225
  • Additional Adults €30
  • Additional Children €20

Tour Fee (7 to 20 people)

  • Base Price (7 pax) €405
  • Additional Adults €20
  • Additional Children €10

Summary

Operative Days

Monday to Sunday

Meeting Point

Hotel reception if centrally located, otherwise at the entrance of the Santa Maria del Popolo Church.

Duration

2,5 Hours

Tour Description

On our Caravaggio’s Legacy Private Tour we will see the main paintings of most known and misterious Baroque artist in the world.

On this tour we will visit mesmeraising churches housing Caravaggio’s masterpieces.

“The Conversion of St. Paul” and “The Crucifixion of St. Peter” in Santa Maria del Popolo Church; “Madonna del Loreto” in Sant’Agostino Church, “The calling of Saint Matthew”, “The martyrdom of Saint Matthew” and the last stop is “Saint Matthew and the Angel” in San Luigi dei Francesi Church.

Santa Maria del Popolo is like a primer on the development of art and architecture from the early Renaissance through the baroque.                                                                            Caravaggio used overly strong and patently artificial light sources to enhance the psychological drama of “The Conversion of St. Paul” and “The Crucifixion of St. Peter”, and to draw the viewer right into the straining muscles, wrinkled foreheads, dirty feet, and intense emotions of his figures.

San Luigi dei Francesi is like its neighbor Sant'Agostino is an unmissable stop for Caravaggio fans, for the last chapel on the left (coin-gobbling lights) houses his famous St. Matthew cycle of paintings. A certain times of day, the natural light coming through the real window high on the chapel's back wall actually extends into painted light beams illuminating the paintings on the side walls, particularly in the “Calling of St. Matthew” on the left. These huge canvases depict “The Calling of St. Matthew”, the best of the three and amply illustrating Caravaggio's mastery of light and shadow to create mood and drama; “The Martyrdom of St. Matthew” and “St. Matthew and the Angel”.

Just off Piazza Navona’s corner is another key stop on the Caravaggio Tour, the early Renaissance church of San Agostino. The first altar on the left inside contains Caravaggio's almost mannerist “Madonna del Loreto”, with pair of dirty-footed pilgrims kneeling before the willowy, velvet-robed Virgin who's carrying a ridiculously oversized (if marvelously lifelike) Christ child.

Note

  • Why book a private tour?
    Do you have a wheelchair, or child stroller? No problem for us on a private tour, as we do not have to consider other people as would be the case on a group tour, but do please advise us of this in the comments section when making your booking, as the guide does need to plan to use elevators and the best route for you.

     
    CANCELLATIONS:
    Cancellations must be made by clicking on the "View/Change Booking" link that is in your confirmation email.