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

Unbelievably Great Day with Private Guide

Several years ago I participated in several standard walks by Eternal City Tours. On a recent cruise ship stop I wanted to do something special: see all the Caravaggio paintings hanging in Rome. I contacted Eternal City Tours for their help. They quickly organized a VERY SPECIAL day: pick up at the ship and transport to central Rome to pick up Chad, my guide, and off we went. It was a day filled with Caravaggio, Bernini, Titian, and a bit of Raphael thrown in for good measure. We visited churches, museums, the Borghese Gallery, and the Vatican Museums; ending a splendid day in the Sistine Chapel. Chad was the perfect guide; knowledgeable beyond any expectation, proficient at discussing the context of various pieces and the relationship between the artists. I worked closely with Tom at Eternal City Tours to develop the program but he quickly understood what I was seeking and I left the schedule and itinerary up to him. They did not disappoint. Having the driver with us all day meant no-stress traveling in Rome and provided additional time for discussion with Chad. This excursion was one day during a six-week trip: seven cities in Spain, cruise on the Viking Star from Barcelona to Venice and five additional days in Venice. It's easy to answer the question, "what was most memorable". It was this day in Rome with Chad thanks to Eternal City Tours. If you're looking for something special - these are the people to talk to whether it's a standard tour or a private arrangement. I don't think you'll be disappointed in any way!
Reviewed by Joyce W - New York, 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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Unbelievably Great Day with Private Guide
Joyce W - New York, USA, 31 March 2018

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Unbelievably Great Day with Private Guide

Several years ago I participated in several standard walks by Eternal City Tours. On a recent cruise ship stop I wanted to do something special: see all the Caravaggio paintings hanging in Rome. I contacted Eternal City Tours for their help. They quickly organized a VERY SPECIAL day: pick up at the ship and transport to central Rome to pick up Chad, my guide, and off we went. It was a day filled with Caravaggio, Bernini, Titian, and a bit of Raphael thrown in for good measure. We visited churches, museums, the Borghese Gallery, and the Vatican Museums; ending a splendid day in the Sistine Chapel. Chad was the perfect guide; knowledgeable beyond any expectation, proficient at discussing the context of various pieces and the relationship between the artists. I worked closely with Tom at Eternal City Tours to develop the program but he quickly understood what I was seeking and I left the schedule and itinerary up to him. They did not disappoint. Having the driver with us all day meant no-stress traveling in Rome and provided additional time for discussion with Chad. This excursion was one day during a six-week trip: seven cities in Spain, cruise on the Viking Star from Barcelona to Venice and five additional days in Venice. It's easy to answer the question, "what was most memorable". It was this day in Rome with Chad thanks to Eternal City Tours. If you're looking for something special - these are the people to talk to whether it's a standard tour or a private arrangement. I don't think you'll be disappointed in any way!
Reviewed by Joyce W - New York, USA