Our Private Tour in the Footsteps of Caravaggio and Bernini in Rome takes you on a journey through Baroque Rome accompanied by a private guide that will teach you everything you need to know about it! Follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Bernini and Raphael. Learn all about the great artists who shaped Rome’s landscape while you visit the most important churches and paintings of Baroque Rome. Personalize your itinerary by requesting the highlights that most interest you from your dedicated guide!
The meeting place for your incredible 3 hours tour will be in front of Farnese palace, in Farnese square where an unbelievable colonnade by Borromini is located. What makes it so unique and famous is its perspective game; something you absolutely should see!
Once you and your private guide introduce each other, continue the rest of your tour walking together to the stunning Navona Square, where you will admire its beautiful fountains and get to know all the stories behind them. Here you also visit the Church of St. Luis of the French. The most famous treasure inside this church is the cycle of paintings you can find in the Contarelli Chapel, realized by Caravaggio between 1599 and 1600, about the life of St. Matthew. This includes the three world-renowned canvases of The Calling of St Matthew, The Inspiration of Saint Matthew and The Martyrdom of Saint Matthew. The itinerary of your Caravaggio and Bernini Private Tour will then bring you straight to the Church of St. Agostino, where you will be blown away by works from Caravaggio and Raphael! Your adventure through Baroque Rome will continue to the nearby Church of St. Mary above Minerva, the only extant example of an original Gothic church building in Rome. Next you will visit the Church of St. Ignatius. This is a Roman Catholic titular church, dedicated to Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus. It is best known for its fake perspective dome, a masterpiece skillfully created by Andrea Pozzo. At the end of your tour, you will finally see also the Church of St. Andrew of the Fratte, where you can admire the spectacular angels sculpted by Bernini. Remember your private guide is at your complete disposal to answer all your questions and satisfy all your curiosities!
Go back in time to Baroque Rome and learn all about the incredible artists who certainly changed Rome and, indeed, the whole world. We can guarantee that by choosing our Private Baroque tour you will find everything you are looking for!