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.
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.
Dinner in a characteristic restaurant in the ancient Trastevere district.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Optional transfer to the station or airport from your hotel.
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