Caravaggio fled to Rome in mid-1592 after he wounded a police officer in a quarrel.
Discover the art and life of a man who left his indelible mark on Rome and Italian art. A man who had a controversial life; a genius who wanted to follow his own rules in a time when artists had to work under strict commissions... He spent long periods of time in exile running from the law and the church, experiencing sickness and extreme suffering while creating his masterpieces which would be mostly forgotten after his death because they were considered too realistic and "modern". Only to be rediscovered and appreciated in recent history.
Our tour will guide you through churches and collections where Caravaggio's most characteristic masterpieces are set, that portray him at different moments of his short-lived life and write his fascinating story with a tragic end. You will get closer to Caravaggio's unprecedented visual technique, religiosity, sexuality, and culpability in the murder of a young man. By the end of the tours, visitors better understand how Caravaggio's life in Rome directly influenced the monumental and breathtaking paintings we are still privileged to see today.