In the Shadow of Genius: A Caravaggio Masterpiece Tour in Rome

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  • Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Rome
  • Product code: RM0029

Embark on a mesmerizing journey through Rome, tracing the footsteps of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, one of the most revolutionary figures of the Baroque period. This exclusive tour showcases Caravaggio's masterpieces, set against the backdrop of the city that both inspired and was transformed by his genius.

1. The Church of San Luigi dei Francesi

Begin your tour at the Church of San Luigi dei Francesi, near Piazza Navona. Here, you will find the Contarelli Chapel, home to Caravaggio's stunning series dedicated to Saint Matthew: "The Calling of Saint Matthew," "The Inspiration of Saint Matthew," and "The Martyrdom of Saint Matthew." These paintings illustrate Caravaggio's dramatic use of chiaroscuro and his revolutionary realistic depiction of human figures.

2. The Church of Sant'Agostino

A short walk away is the Church of Sant'Agostino, where you can admire "The Madonna of Loreto." This painting is renowned for its depiction of the Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph, which portray sacred figures with unprecedented realism, set against a backdrop of everyday people, highlighting Caravaggio's ability to blend the divine with the mundane.

3. The Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo

Continue to the Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo, located at the bustling Piazza del Popolo. In the Cerasi Chapel, you will encounter two of Caravaggio’s profound works: "The Conversion of Saint Paul" and "The Crucifixion of Saint Peter." These works are pivotal in art history, illustrating intense emotional and physical expressions that pull the viewer into the heart of the narrative.

4. The Galleria Borghese

Conclude your tour with a visit to the Galleria Borghese, one of Rome's most beautiful art galleries. Here, Caravaggio's paintings, such as "David with the Head of Goliath," "Boy with a Basket of Fruit," "Sick Bacchus," and "Saint Jerome Writing," are displayed. Each piece is a testament to Caravaggio’s masterful skill and complex psyche, showcasing his innovative compositions and deep understanding of human nature.

This tour is not just a walk through art history but a pilgrimage through the emotional landscapes that Caravaggio so brilliantly captured. Allow Rome to reveal itself through the eyes of Caravaggio, as you explore the dark and dramatic beauty that defines his work.