Caravaggio Art Walking Tour of Rome with Wine Tasting

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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: Varies (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3058CARAVAGGIO_ROME
Daring and innovative or famed yet troubled? However you look at Italian artist Caravaggio, his artwork remains fascinating to all. Caravaggio spent much of his life in Rome, and now the city is littered with his masterpieces and artistic treasures. Your guided Rome walking tour takes you to top Rome attractions featuring must-see Caravaggio paintings, including beautiful churches and monuments. Hear interesting theories on this intriguing artist before relaxing at a wine bar with fellow art-lovers from your tour. If you only have a short time in Rome and you’re not sure where to start, book this excellent Caravaggio walking tour of Rome!

Highlights

  • 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
Your walking tour of Rome starts at Piazza del Popolo, Rome's famous city square filled with Roman churches, fountains and monuments. After meeting your local guide, head to the square's north side to visit the Augustine church of Santa Maria del Popolo -- an excellent example of Italian Renaissance architecture, boasting striking Baroque artwork. Venture inside the church's Cerasi Chapel and see two famous Caravaggio paintings: the Crucifixion of St Peter and Conversion on the Way to Damascus.

From Piazza del Popolo, your tour continues through some of Rome's most elegant streets, including the fashionable Via Margutta -- a narrow, picturesque street 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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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Flaminio metro station, Rome
Departure Time:
4pm
Return Details:
Your tour concludes at Piazza delle Coppelle, Rome

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4pm Departure
Code: EN1600

Caravaggio Art tour starting at 4pm with an English-speaking guide

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Caravaggio Art Walking Tour of Rome with Wine Tasting

Rome Art History Tour: Walking in Caravaggio's Footsteps
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Inclusions:
  • Local guide
  • Wine tasting (two glasses per person)
  • Snacks
Exclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Cathy H, August 2014

amazing .. loved this tour so very much
guide was 100% x

Reviewed by: Sam K, July 2014

Inga was a great tour guide; she took the tour at an excellent pace, it was very hot so would have been easy to get too tired, but we strolled around and found the shade where ever possible. She knows her subject very, very well and gave lots of background to the paintings, also history of the churches, the city and other famous sights which crossed our path. We stopped at Buccone (fab place for lunch by the way) for a glass of Prosecco and some antipasti after our first church, then finished the tour at a lovely wine bar near the Pantheon; more wine and antipasti! I would definitely recommend the tour if you like Caravaggio - you don't have to be an expert - and are interested in the history of Rome and like knowing more about the famous sights...and you like sipping Prosecco and eating antipasti!!

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Tour code: 3058CARAVAGGIO_ROME