Caravaggio Art Tour

Experience the magnificence of the Rome artistic masterpieces of the artistic genius Caravaggio.

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  • Borghese Gallery Exterior

    Borghese Gallery Exterior

  • Borghese corridor splendour

    Borghese corridor splendour

  • Borghese Gallery Interior

    Borghese Gallery Interior

  • Villa Borghese park

    Villa Borghese park

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Caravaggio in Rome Tour Description

The Caravaggio Rome Art Tour is a tour of the principal artistic masterpieces of Caravaggio on public display around Rome. Conducted by a professional tour guide with a degree in Art History and a specialism in Caravaggio in particular, this Rome tour is a must for all budding artists, or simply those of you who want to experience some beauty & culture whilst in Rome.

On this guided tour of the art masterpieces of Caravaggio, learn how his own struggles in life brought power to his works as he took religious painting out of idealistic imagery of angels and saints in Roman villas into the naturalistic imagery of Apostles called from the tavern. Meet a man whose work paid homage not to the wealthy but to the poor. Understand why he portrayed saints not as sinless and sure but as penitent and fallen. Words cannot express the power you will encounter in drama captured on canvas as your eyes gravitate over worm eaten fruit, wrinkled skin, violence, fear, life, death, and redemption.

Our tour starts by visiting the beautiful Palazzo Barberini, Once the family palace of the most important patrons of Baroque art. It today is a museum holding three priceless works by the chiaroscuro master including the psychological fixation in his work Narcissus, the gut wrenching realism in his Judith beheading Holofernes, and the solemnity in his St. Francis in Meditation.

We then take a walk down to the Galleria Doria Pamphilj to see the beautiful penitence captured in Caravaggio’s Mary Magdalene, the softness of the angelic folds in the Rest on the Flight from Egypt and the innocent of youth captured on face of his John the Baptist.

Often the works of Caravaggio are found on cold walls or laminated pages but at our next visit to the Church of San Luigi dei Francesi you will discover three of his masterpieces in there intended setting as a religious cycle brought to life by a candle lit alter throwing light across the theatrical chiaroscuro canvas.

Finally onto the church of San Agostino to marvel at the detail in the faces of two pilgrims kneeling before the Mary in the painting the Madonna del Loreto there you will catch a glimpse not just of the piety and faith the kneeling but of the artist.

Art lovers may also be interested in some of our other tours of the art treasures of Rome including the Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour and the Borghese Gallery Tour.


Highlights of this tour include:
  • Narcissus
  • Judith beheading Holofernes
  • St. Francis in Meditation
  • Mary Magdalen
  • Rest on the Flight into Egypt
  • Young St John the Baptist
  • The Calling of St Matthew
  • The Martyrdom of St Matthew
  • St Matthew & the Angel
  • Madonna of Loretto
  • Other masterpieces by Del Greco, Bernini, Titian and Velazquez

Thursdays at 9am
(or on request for private tours)

3 hours


At the fountain in the center of Piazza Barberini



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Highlights of this tour include:
  • Narcissus
  • Judith beheading Holofernes
  • St. Francis in Meditation
  • Mary Magdalen
  • Rest on the Flight into Egypt
  • Young St John the Baptist
  • The Calling of St Matthew
  • The Martyrdom of St Matthew
  • St Matthew & the Angel
  • Madonna of Loretto
  • Other masterpieces by Del Greco, Bernini, Titian and Velazquez

Our Guides Were Wonderful.

Both James and Isabella were wonderful guides on our tours. They were very knowledgeable and made the experience more meaningful. My husband and I will definitely recommend Eternal City tours to anyone who is visiting.
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Our tour guide was Blitch Vizioli...what an amazing man...the tour was everything we had hoped for...we travelled from Australia to come to Rome for this trip of a life to time to experience the Jubilee of Mercy and the Closing of the Holy Doors of the Basilica of St. Peter's...nothing was too much for Blitch..he was well versed in the Catholic faith...no questions were out of his depth he went above and beyond to ensure that no stone was left unturned...spiritually this tour was everything and then much more because of his efforts...this day was the highlight of our trip...he exceeded our expectations by supplying us with tickets to the mass on Sunday that he obtained from the Swiss guards ...we are truly in his debt..thank you again I would have no hesitations in dealing with this company on future tours...absolutely amazing
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6/5 Stars!

Nothing too much can be said of this company. When everything is just so perfect. I am quite a particular traveller. I like things to go MY way. Eternal did exactly just that. I wanted to have a fully custom, fully flexible tour, they provided it. They sent two super knowledgable guides, that followed our pace. Often tour are very single dimension. They talk you listen, I guess bcs of my small sized group it became they talk, I ask, they answer. Tom replied my emails super fast too! I like that. I feel that I am being taken care of. Like the title says: 6 of 5 stars. To other Travellers, look no more, these are the right guides for Rome and the Vatican.
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We booked a Tour that included a visit to all four major basilicas. Our guide was James Good and my wife and I were absolutely delighted and thrilled with the quality, care and professionalism we experienced with Eternal City Tours. James was extremely knowledgeable and more importantly was very friendly and personable throughout the tour. As someone who lives in Rome, he shared not only his encyclopedic knowledge of the basilicas but also insights to living in Rome. We made a coffee stop at Panella l'Arte del Pane where we were treated like friends hanks to a James' connections. He also gave us a number of very useful recommendations to improve our visit and stay in Rome. We enjoyed spending time with him and commend Eternal City Tours for delivering on their promise of a high quality experience.
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We totally enjoyed the Holy Doors tour. We were impressed by the knowledge that James imparted judging the tour and we highly recommend this tour.
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Having been to Rome a few times before, our group was looking to tour Villa D'Este, Hadrian's Villa and the Catacombs of St. Callixtus with guides who offered a truly Christian perspective. And this is exactly what we found with Eternal City Tours.
Our group of 10 came from diverse backgrounds, but everyone was riveted by the fountains of information flowing in our direction.Our guides, Blitch and James were not only marvelously well-informed and passionate, they were also extremely patient!
I strongly recommend Eternal City Tours for those who want to delve more deeply into the wonders of Rome.
Reviewed by Lisa - Connecticut, USA
Chad was the best we've ever had!

Chad Deffler was the best guide we have ever had. We have traveled quite a lot in recent years and used a lot of guides. Chad was able to explain and answer all questions with absolute accuracy and clarity. His knowledge of Rome, religious history, and philosophy was incredible. All this was done in a manner that kept the tour interesting.
Reviewed by Sherwood & Carolyn - Florida, USA
Our guide Matthew was fantastic!

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Holy Doors Tour - 26th September 2016
Our guide Matthew was fantastic. He went the extra mile to explain and show us everything.
He didn't rush us and gave us ample opportunity to ask questions.
Many thanks to him, Tour of the Holy Doors was our reason to visit Rome and he made it all worthwhile.
We will definitely book with Eternal City tours again and request Matthew to be our Guide.
One in a million. Please let him know we appreciated his company and knowledge and hope to meet him again with Eternal City Tours.
Reviewed by Maria & Oliver - USA
Great Guides, Very Informative!

We did both the Vatican and Coliseum tours. Their guides were very informative, educated and fun! Highly recommend them.
Reviewed by Tim - Missouri, USA
Great Guides, Very Informative!

We did both the Vatican and Coliseum tours. Their guides were very informative, educated and fun! Highly recommend them.
Reviewed by Tim - Missouri, USA

Caravaggio in Rome Tour Description

The Caravaggio Rome Art Tour is a tour of the principal artistic masterpieces of Caravaggio on public display around Rome. Conducted by a professional tour guide with a degree in Art History and a specialism in Caravaggio in particular, this Rome tour is a must for all budding artists, or simply those of you who want to experience some beauty & culture whilst in Rome.

On this guided tour of the art masterpieces of Caravaggio, learn how his own struggles in life brought power to his works as he took religious painting out of idealistic imagery of angels and saints in Roman villas into the naturalistic imagery of Apostles called from the tavern. Meet a man whose work paid homage not to the wealthy but to the poor. Understand why he portrayed saints not as sinless and sure but as penitent and fallen. Words cannot express the power you will encounter in drama captured on canvas as your eyes gravitate over worm eaten fruit, wrinkled skin, violence, fear, life, death, and redemption.

Our tour starts by visiting the beautiful Palazzo Barberini, Once the family palace of the most important patrons of Baroque art. It today is a museum holding three priceless works by the chiaroscuro master including the psychological fixation in his work Narcissus, the gut wrenching realism in his Judith beheading Holofernes, and the solemnity in his St. Francis in Meditation.

We then take a walk down to the Galleria Doria Pamphilj to see the beautiful penitence captured in Caravaggio’s Mary Magdalene, the softness of the angelic folds in the Rest on the Flight from Egypt and the innocent of youth captured on face of his John the Baptist.

Often the works of Caravaggio are found on cold walls or laminated pages but at our next visit to the Church of San Luigi dei Francesi you will discover three of his masterpieces in there intended setting as a religious cycle brought to life by a candle lit alter throwing light across the theatrical chiaroscuro canvas.

Finally onto the church of San Agostino to marvel at the detail in the faces of two pilgrims kneeling before the Mary in the painting the Madonna del Loreto there you will catch a glimpse not just of the piety and faith the kneeling but of the artist.

Art lovers may also be interested in some of our other tours of the art treasures of Rome including the Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour and the Borghese Gallery Tour.

Highlights of this tour include:
  • Narcissus
  • Judith beheading Holofernes
  • St. Francis in Meditation
  • Mary Magdalen
  • Rest on the Flight into Egypt
  • Young St John the Baptist
  • The Calling of St Matthew
  • The Martyrdom of St Matthew
  • St Matthew & the Angel
  • Madonna of Loretto
  • Other masterpieces by Del Greco, Bernini, Titian and Velazquez

Thursdays at 9am
(or on request for private tours)

3 hours


At the fountain in the center of Piazza Barberini


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