Caravaggio Art Walking Tour of Rome with Wine Tasting
- Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
- Free drinks included
- Get inside tips from a local
- Step back in time on a history tour
From Piazza del Popolo, your tour continues through some of Rome's most elegant streets, including the fashionable Via Condotti and Via Margutta -- narrow, picturesque streets lined with interesting art galleries and boutique hotels. Your stroll leads to the Spanish steps, a top Rome attraction and must-visit site. After enjoying a photo opportunity at this impressive 138-step staircase, head through Piazza San Lorenzo on your way to the Church of Sant'Agostino.
One of Rome’s true hidden gems, this little-known church is packed with significant art. See works by Raphael before viewing Caravaggio's Madonna del Loreto in the church's Cavaletti Chapel. This controversial painting depicts a beautiful Madonna (Virgin Mary) appearing with two pilgrims, with Christ as a child in her arms.
Spend the last hour of your tour at a local wine bar, where you'll get to relax with your guide and discuss Caravaggio and other Baroque artists whose work you have seen during the tour. Savor two glasses of wine (white and red) and a platter of local cheeses, meats, olives and bread (included) as you sit back, contemplate beautiful art and enjoy the rich cultural atmosphere.
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Rome Art History Tour: Walking in Caravaggio's Footsteps
- Local guide
- Wine tasting (two glasses per person)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
Reviewed by: hrtoole, May 2015
The trip had only two participants. The guide really knew her Caravaggio, accepted differing opinions, and was very pleasant. The wine tasting was at a pleasant restaurant with two good wine and plenty of food for a lite dinner.
Reviewed by: Neil Burnell, December 2014
This tour was a great choice and thoroughly enjoyed!
Our American born tour guide, but long time resident of Rome, was an absolute delight to spend time with. Her passion and knowledge about Caravaggio as an Artist and why he painted what he painted was contagious. We spent time in two little churches looking at several of his works. She opened our eyes and minds to the idiosyncracies and yet brilliant story that each of these initially bizarre looking paintings told. Not to be phased by the larger than normal number on the tour nor the late afternoon Spring downpour that caught us half way between churches, Barbara soldiered on with fascinating tales of courtesans that frequented the area in bye- gone days as we huddled under umbrellas.The third stop was a really nice cafe where we sampled some excellent Italian wines starting with a Prosecco whilst getting to know each other and discussing aspects of our tour. Brilliant, dont miss it!