Rome Walking Tours
Art Tours

Do you love Michelangelo? Bernini? Caravaggio? Walk in their footsteps! In our Art Walking Tours, you will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide who is an expert in the art of Rome. Be transformed! Choose one of the tours below or contact us for a custom private tour.
Michelangelo's La Pieta showing Mary holding Jesus' dead body

Discover the Eternal City in the footsteps of Michelangelo the painter, the sculptor, and the architect. An expert guide will lead you through Rome to view the master's works in situ, and will explain the history and context of his art as well as anecdotes about his life. The tour begins at Porta Pia, a gate to Rome that was one of the genius's last works. The second destination, the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli, is a masterful architectural reorganization of an ancient bathhouse into a church. A walk down some cobblestone streets leads to the church of San Pietro in Vincoli, known as...

Detail of multiple figures at the fountain in Piazza Navona, Rome

Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) helped change the face of the Eternal City. His monumental projects, perfectly-shaped marble statues, and fountains full of fantasy and intricate detail created and defined the Italian Baroque, a period that Rome embodies to this day. He lived most of his life in Rome, and his art is scattered throughout the city: in the fountains he designed in Piazza Navona, Piazza Spagna, and Piazza Barberini; on its buildings, including the facades of Palazzo Chigi and Palazzo Barberini; in its churches; and in the sovereign nation inside Rome that is Vatican City, where...

Face of Medusa with open mouth by Caravaggio

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio lived in Rome from 1592 to 1606, and his bold, naturalistic style soon became the rage of art collectors of the day. The strong contrast of light and dark, good and evil, both in his art and in his life, make him a compelling figure to modern art lovers as well. The tour begins at the Contarelli Chapel in the church of San Luigi dei Francesi, where the stories of St. Matthew come to life in three splendid, dramatic works by Caravaggio. Also in the church are works of Caravaggio's Roman master, Cesare Allegri, known as the Cavalier d’Arpino, and a chapel with...