Rome, Italy

Following Merisi's Steps Aka Caravaggio

with Eva B.

Eva B.

As an immense archive of art and history Rome can be quite a labyrinth not very "user friendly". Here's a small, low cost and defined itinerary to discover some of the precious gifts that Baroque Rome as left to us. The career of Caravaggio, his rebellious character, the legend that was build upon him, his troubled life, his unique and innovative way of painting mixing up techniques and the usage of colour learned from the tradition into his original style. The sacred and the profane come together. His attempt is to cut the distance between life and art, between god and life. Through him we'll try to take a glimpse into what was life like in Rome at the end of the sixteenth century. City of power, beauty, corruption and center of the catholic world has always been very attractive for artists from all over the world. One of them will guide us in this search. All the paintings are in churches so that access is free, they only require proper clothing and to respect certain timetables

Starting from the church of Santa Maria del Popolo, located in Piazza del Popolo we’ll walk down the “Tridente”, a complex of streets released between the 15th and the 17th centuries, into via dell'Orso and then our second stop at the Basilica of Sant Augustine. We'll proceed through Piazza Navona getting to our last stop: San Luigi dei Francesi.

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