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But since we are, let me give you some addresses where you may admire the Caravaggio paintings in Rome.
Start from the Santa Maria del Popolo Church, in Piazza del Popolo, and you will find two of his finest works: The Conversion of St. Paul and the Martyrdom of St. Peter.
Go to Via del Corso and planned a stop at the Galleria Doria Pamphili, to admire the Rest on the escape into Egypt.
Continue towards the center, Piazza Navona, and visit St. Luigi dei Francesi Church, where you could stay long to admire the Calling of San Matteo, but if you have little time, go to the nearby Church of St. Augustine, to see the Madonna of the Pilgrims.
There are other sites where you can admire Caravaggio, as in the Galleria Borghese
and Barberini Palace
or the Capitoline Museums and Art Gallery
National Gallery of Ancient Art in Palazzo Corsini, in Trastevere
… but you certainly can not see everything in one day!
you might also be interested in:
« PIAZZA DI SPAGNA
« MICHELANGELO AND THE SECRET OF THE SISTINE CHAPEL
Do you love art?
Then do not miss the exhibition “Rome to the time of Caravaggio 1600-1630″ at the Palazzo Venezia!
You can see 140 of his works from Churches, Museums, International collections, including the picture – St. Agostino- (found in Spain).
His art, represents a crucial moment of Italian painting, in the late sixteenth century, in a Rome still in crisis for the traumatic Lutheran schism.
You can download the audio tour (mp3) and guide (pdf)!
“Rome at the time of Caravaggio 1600 – 1630”
National Museum of Palazzo Venezia, Via del Plebiscito 118, ROME
Tuesday to Thursday 9.00-19.00; Friday and Saturday 10:00 to 22:00
Ticket: 10 euros
INFO.: +39 06 69994388
One of the tours not to be missed is Villa Borghese...
The Villa was built to be a museum, even though it was surrounded by a thriving farm, with vegetable gardens, vineyards, a large aviary and an intense social life made of hunting and cultural meetings.
Unique opportunity to visit the great collection started at the beginning of the seventeenth century by Cardinal Scipione, that brings together masterpieces by Tiziano, Bernini, Correggio, Caravaggio and Canova!
- Image via Wikipedia
Moreover, to get up there, as in these days the weather in Rome is beautiful, you will enjoy the walk in the Park of Villa Borghese starting from Piazza del Popolo!
A curiosity: the word Popolo(People) is not really for the People but is a transformation of the latin word for Poplar, so this is actually the Square of the Poplar!
But REMEMBER … to visit the Villa Borghese, is necessary to book the ticket!
PIAZZALE DEL MUSEO BORGHESE, Roma
Information and tickets booking: +39 06 32810
Tuesday to Sunday from 8.30 to 19.30
Entry is permitted up to a half hour before closing
Ticket price: 13.50 euros