In the footsteps of Caravaggio: thematic tour

Caravaggio's Legacy: A 3-Night Art Tour


3  nights
Proprietà: Escorted City Break
Roman Castles extension available

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Thematic itinerary on Caravaggio in Rome

A three-night thematic tour dedicated to lovers of Caravaggio’s art. With a specialized guide we will immerse ourselves in his works to learn about his technique and genius.
The Eternal City is the ideal setting: including guided tours and skip-the-line tickets for the Vatican Museums and Villa Borghese.

Tour program

14:00 - 23:00

Arrival in Rome, hotel accommodation

  • Arrival in Rome by car / train / plane. Optional (not included): Transfer from airport / station.

Accommodation in Best Western Plus Universo 4 **** hotel or similar in the central city, well connected by metro, between Via Cavour and Termini Station, its position allows reaching the main attraction by walk.

Afternoon free for individual visits.

19:30 - 22:30

Optional (not included): tasting dinner

Dinner in a characteristic restaurant in the ancient Trastevere district.

09:00 - 13:00

City Center

  • Breakfast at the hotel, this morning with the guide we will discover the Caravaggio in Renaissance and Baroque Rome.

We will admire some works located in three churches not far from each other: the church of San Luigi dei Francesi (Triptych of St. Matthew), the church of St. Mary of the people (The Conversion of St. Paul and the Crucifixion of St. Peter) and the Church of Sant’Agostino (The Madonna of Loreto or of the Pilgrims).

  • The facade of the latter was covered with travertine taken from the Colosseum and it is also possible to admire the work of Raphael (The Prophet Isaiah).
  • Lunch free (not included).
15:00 - 18:00

Borghese Gallery

  • In the afternoon our itinerary continues with the entrance to the Borghese Gallery.

Among sculptures, frescoes and various works by other artists such as Pala Baglioni, Portrait of young woman with a Unicorn by Raphael, there are various works by Caravaggio: Young man with fruit basket, Young Sick Bacchus, Madonna and Child with St. Anne, St. Jerome, St. John the Baptist, David with the head of Goliath.

  • Return Individually to the hotel, overnight stay.
09:00 - 13:00

Morning free

  • Morning free for individual visits.
  • Lunch free (not included)
14:30 - 17:30

Guided our, Vatican Museums

  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museums (skip-the-line ticket included)

We will dedicate the afternoon to visiting the Vatican Museums, where various works from the ancient and contemporary ages are collected.

Sarcophagi and mosaics share the space with masterpieces by great masters such as Giotto, Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael up to Dalì, Canova and Matisse.

In the midst of so much beauty, the presence of a fragment of moon rock donated to Vatican citizens by former US president Nixon continues to amaze.

The tour ends in the Sistine Chapel where it is possible to admire the famous frescoes of the representation of the Last Judgment.

  • Return to the hotel, overnight.
18:30 - 20:00

Optional excursion (not included): evening excursion to Castel Sant’Angelo with the Passetto

  • Evening excursion to Castel Sant’Angelo (admission included)

Not far from the Vatican stands Castel Sant’Angelo, built by order of the Emperor Hadrian wanting a much larger reproduction of the mausoleum of Augustus.

The presence of the “Passetto” is singular, a pedestrian passageway that connects the site with the Vatican used by the pope to escape in case of danger. Includes entrance fee, guide.

  • Price per person: 40€, to choose when booking


  • Breakfast at the hotel and check-out.

Optional transfer to the station or airport from your hotel.


Included/not included

The tour includes

  • Accommodation in 4 **** Hotel with breakfast (3 nights),
  • Visit of the historic center (3hrs),
  • Entrance and guided tour of the Borghese Gallery (3hrs),
  • Entrance and guided tour of the Vatican Museums (3hrs),
  • Medical / baggage insurance.

Does not include

  • Anything not indicated in the field includes,
  • Tips and personal extras,
  • Optional excursions

This tour is on request for small groups and groups

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