Departure City: ROME
Meeting Point: YOUR GUIDE WILL MEET YOU IN THE HOTEL LOBBY.
Duration: APPROX 3 HRS
Private – On the Trail of Caravaggio Private tour of Rome
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, best known as simply Caravaggio, was much more than simply a painter: he was a revolutionary and a very charismatic and complex human being. “He was in many senses the first modern artist, the first to proceed not by evolution, but by revolution”, the English painter and critic Roger Fry wrote of Caravaggio in 1905. And indeed, in a career that lasted less than 20 years and produced around 80 canvases, Caravaggio created new ways of seeing that had a profound effect on artists all over Europe. Caravaggio had a very adventurous life, full of sensational events, and his revolutionary style made him an undisputed leading figure of his age. He came to Rome in 1597-98 in search of fame and died at the young age of forty in exile, banished by the Pope after committing murder. Caravaggio lived a short, dramatic life and knew the city of Rome in all its aspects, including the violent, sketchy and dangerous ones.
With this very special private tour your art historians guide will not only show you Caravaggio’s paintings, a few hidden in some of the most beautiful churches in Rome, but also tell you the stories about his friends, his loves, the models he chose among the poorest in the city, his favorite restaurants and much more!