Meet your guide near Piazza del Popolo to begin your walking tour focused around baroque painter Caravaggio. He spent much of his life in Rome in the late 1500s, and the city holds many of his works.
One of Rome’s liveliest squares, Piazza del Popolo is home to the Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo. Head inside this Augustine church, known for its Renaissance architecture and baroque artwork, to see two Caravaggio masterpieces inside the Cerasi Chapel—Crucifixion of St Peter and Conversion on the Way to Damascus. Then follow your guide through one of central Rome’s most elegant areas, walking along narrow streets like Via Condotti and Via Margutta, chic lanes that are home to boutiques and galleries. Stop by the Spanish Steps for a photo op, and walk through Piazza San Lorenzo before arriving at the Basilica of Sant'Agostino.
Head inside this hidden gem, a lesser-known church in a city filled with famous religious sites. You’ll admire work by Raphael in addition to Caravaggio’s Madonna del Loreto, housed in the Cavaletti Chapel. Learn from your guide about the reaction at the time to this painting, which depicts a barefoot Virgin Mary appearing to two pilgrims.
Finally, visit the Pantheon, one of the city's most striking pieces of architecture and home to the tombs of the first two kings of Italy. After exploring the interior, your tour will end in Piazza delle Coppelle.