Caravaggio Art Walking Tour – The Other Michelangelo – Private Tour

Rome, Italy

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 5 more
Overview

There was more than one Michelangelo? Absolutely. Michelangelo Merisi, the ‘black’ painter, better known as Caravaggio. During this walking tour, we´ll learn about his / her very interesting life.

The churches of St. Mary of the People, St. Augustine and St. Louis of the French all hold works from Caravaggio dating from the end of the 16th century. This was a time when the Catholic Church was commissioning "uplifting art - highly ideological images of angels, heaven, lands and abundance, but this was not Caravaggio's style. Caravaggio painted ‘real life’ images; human beings plagued by fatigue, old age, sickness and misery. He painted torture and death. You can guess, this didn't make him very popular with the church. We'll tell you about his life and why he painted this way. His story is, in our opinion, probably one of the most fascinating stories in the history of art.

Departure Point

Piazza del Popolo, Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

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4/16/2019 - 12/31/2020
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Return Details

Piazza Navona, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo
The church of Santa Maria del Popolo is located at the north side of the homonymous square, adjacent to the ancient Porta Flaminia. Being among the oldest parishes in Rome, it represents a splendid example of Renaissance architecture. Among its incredible masterpieces - the Crucifixion of St. Peter and the Conversion of St. Paul both by Caravaggio.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilica di Sant'Agostino in Campo Marzio
A Roman Renaissance church, St. Augustine is filled with famous artwork. Most prominent is Caravaggio's Madonna of the Pilgrims, a scandalous painting at its time. There is also Raphael's Isaiah, Sansovino's sculpture, St. Anne and the Madonna with Child, and the Madonna and Child by Jacopo Tatti.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Church of St. Louis of the French
Not far from Piazza Navona in Rome is San Luigi dei Francesi, the National Church of France in Rome. Saint Louis of the French houses many works of art, however, the church's most famous paintings are those in the Chapel Chapel - three beautiful paintings of the life of St. Matthew by Baroque artist, Caravaggio.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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