Jesuit Art Treasures in Rome Guided Tour including Church of Gesù & St Ignatius

Rome, Italy

Tour Rating
icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Escape the crowds at Rome’s blockbuster sights and discover the lesser-known artistic treasures in the Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola and Chiesa del Gesù with an art historian guide. Admire masterpieces like the three-dimensional trompe l'oeil dome and tomb of St. Ignatius by Jesuit artist Andrea Pozzo in two of the most important Jesuit churches in the world while learning about the history of the order and its premier artist.
  • Take a deep dive into Rome’s Jesuit art and architecture far from the crowds
  • An art historian guide for insights into masterpieces by Jesuit Andrea Pozzo
  • Visit the mother church of the Jesuit order and tomb of founder St. Ignatius
  • See one of the most dazzling works of trompe l'oeil optical illusion in Rome

Local guide
Professional art historian guide
Professional guide
Private tour
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Piazza S. Ignazio, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

5:30 PM

Return Details

Chiesa del Gesù, Via degli Astalli, 16, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Stop At:  
Piazza Sant'Ignazio
You will meet your guide just outside St. Ignatius Church in Piazza Sant'Ignazio, an authentic example of Baroque Square, and your adventure will start.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola
You will visit St. Ignatius Church with its incredible optical illusions created by the Jesuit Artist Andrea Pozzo. That the only church in Rome with a fake 3D-vault just painted on the ceiling.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chiesa del Gesu
After St. Ignatius you will take a stroll - less than 10 minutes walking - to the mother church of the Jesuit Society: the Chiesa del Gesù. Consacrated in 1584 became a model of church to be exported all over the world. Inside you will enjoy the beauty of this late Baroque church and its frescoes painted by the great artists of that time. You will also see the impressive tomb of Saint Ignatius of Loyola.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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