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Basilica di Sant'Agostino Tours

Basilica di Sant'Agostino
Located near Piazza Navona, the 15th-century Basilica di Sant’Agostino is home to the Cavalletti Chapel, where visitors flock to view Caravaggio’s Baroque masterpiece, La Madonna di Loreto, along with The Prophet Isaiah by Raphael, La Madonna del Parto statue by Sansovino, and the sumptuous high altar by Bernini.

The Basics
Although the church is dedicated to Saint Augustine, it’s actually the saint’s mother—Saint Monica—who is entombed there, but the Basilica's main attraction is by far the rich art inside. You can visit the church by joining a walking tour of Rome's Baroque masterpieces that includes the art in this basilica as well as in other Roman churches by Caravaggio, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Bernini. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • When visiting Catholic churches in Rome, you must wear clothing that covers your shoulders and knees.
  • Walking tours require some time on your feet, so choose comfortable shoes.
  • The church isn’t wheelchair- or stroller-accessible; there are stairs at the entrance.
  • Flash photography is not allowed inside the church.

How to Get There
The Basilica di Sant'Agostino (also known as Sant'Agostino in Campo Marzio) is located on Piazza di Sant'Agostino in the heart of Rome's historic center, just off Piazza Navona.

When to Get There
Rome's most famous churches can be crowded in summer, so visit first thing in the morning or late in the afternoon to be able to enjoy the art in relative peace. The church is usually closed in August. 

Sansovino's Miraculous Madonna
It is said that Jacopo Sansovino's La Madonna del Parto was originally a Roman statue of the Empress Agrippina holding her infant son Nero, which Sansovino reworked into a Christian rendering of the Madonna and child centuries later. The statue is said to have miraculous fertility powers, so it is usually surrounded by offerings from women who believe it interceded on their behalf.
Address: Piazza di Sant’Agostino 80, Rome, Puglia, Italy
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Caravaggio Guided Tour in Rome - Art, Life & Masterpieces of the Great

Caravaggio Guided Tour in Rome - Art, Life & Masterpieces of the Great

Discover the magnificent masterpieces of Caravaggio on this 2.5-hour walking tour. Together with your professional art historian guide, you'll learn of his life, his works and other talented painters of the Roman Baroque period. Begin the tour in the Santa Maria del Popolo Church where you’ll see 2 of Caravaggio’s paintings. Throughout the tour you’ll see a large selection of pieces, known as ‘in situ’ masterpieces, as they remain in the location they were originally designed. As you walk around the Tridente neighborhood where the artist resided in the15th century, you’ll see where he found inspiration for his paintings, before heading to The Church of Saint Louis. Here you can admire the beautiful Saint Matthew series altarpiece in the National Church of France. Take a brief look inside Sant’Agostino to admire a gem not often visited. We can customize your tour, so you can see his works in the Borghese Gallery, the Barberini Palace, the Capitoline Museums and the Vatican too.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Walk with Bernini Caravaggio Michelangelo and Raphael

Walk with Bernini Caravaggio Michelangelo and Raphael

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Rome hosts dazzling baroque artworks, and with this art-focused tour you’ll admire some of the city’s masterpieces. Join your guide near the Spanish Steps for a walking itinerary that takes in works by Caravaggio, Bernini, Raphael, and, of course, Michelangelo. Learn about the history and techniques behind spectacular art decorating the most famous churches in Rome, or request a customized tour to see the works that most interest you.
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  • 3 hours
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Caravaggio Art Walking Tour with Donato PhD Guide

Caravaggio Art Walking Tour with Donato PhD Guide

If you're an art lover or curious to know more about the life and masterpieces of Caravaggio, then this 2.5-hour walking tour with Donato, your professional art historian guide, is for you. Throughout the tour you'll see 'in situ' pieces, which mean they were designed specifically for this location. Meet your guide Donato outside the Santa Maria del Popolo Church. On entering you'll marvel at two of Caravaggio's magnificent works within the Cerasi Chapel depicting the Crucifixion of St. Peter and the Conversion of St. Paul. Walk through the Tridente neighborhood where Caravaggio resided in the15th century and on to the church of St. Louis of the French. Here you can admire the artist's work on the altarpiecec in the Contarelli Chapel, which displays paintings of St. Matthew's life. Take a look at the Madonna of Loreto, one of his most famous paintings, which he donated to the Sant’Agostino church. This tour is customizable and can include a visit to see his other works in Rome.
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In The Footsteps of Bernini, Caravaggio, Raphael And Michelangelo

In The Footsteps of Bernini, Caravaggio, Raphael And Michelangelo

Learn about Italian art and sculpture in Rome with a private guide during this walking tour. Choose a start time that is convenient for you and set out to see the work of great Italian masters like Caravaggio and Michelangelo. The itinerary includes St. Ignatius Church and the Church of Sant’Agostino and can be customized according to your interests.
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Caravaggio Art Walking Tour - The Other Michelangelo - Private Tour

Caravaggio Art Walking Tour - The Other Michelangelo - Private Tour

There was more than one Michelangelo? Absolutely. Michelangelo Merisi, the ‘black’ painter, better known as Caravaggio. During this walking tour, we´ll learn about his / her very interesting life. The churches of St. Mary of the People, St. Augustine and St. Louis of the French all hold works from Caravaggio dating from the end of the 16th century. This was a time when the Catholic Church was commissioning "uplifting art - highly ideological images of angels, heaven, lands and abundance, but this was not Caravaggio's style. Caravaggio painted ‘real life’ images; human beings plagued by fatigue, old age, sickness and misery. He painted torture and death. You can guess, this didn't make him very popular with the church. We'll tell you about his life and why he painted this way. His story is, in our opinion, probably one of the most fascinating stories in the history of art.
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  • 3 hours
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Spiritual tour - In-Depth Walking Tour of Rome

Spiritual tour - In-Depth Walking Tour of Rome

This In-Depth walking tour is perfect for those of you who would like to learn more about the Eternal City. Your local guide, Luigi Senise with a Phd in Art History, will show you the marriage between art, faith and history walking through Rome's famous landmarks. Discover the churches with its treasures: Raphael, Caravaggio, Bernini, Borromini and many more. This complete three hour tour offers you the best way to experience the spiritual beauty and the fascination of Rome.
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In the Footsteps of Caravaggio Private Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

In the Footsteps of Caravaggio Private Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

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Trace the dramatic life and visual legacy of Caravaggio on a private art tour in Rome. Visit beautiful churches to admire the painter’s original works while an expert guide shares scandalous details of his life and how he shaped the Baroque movement. Geared towards art enthusiasts, it's a great way to delve deeper into one of Rome's most influential and enigmatic masters.
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The Great Works of Caravaggio in Rome with Local Guide Alessandra

The Great Works of Caravaggio in Rome with Local Guide Alessandra

Enjoy this fascinating tour into the life and masterpieces of the great Caravaggio as you walk around Rome. Discover his old neighborhood from the 15th century where he grew up and hear how his surroundings inspired him to create such magnificent pieces of art. Also on this 2.5-hour tour you'll see some 'in-situ' pieces of his, which are works of art designed specially for these locations. Meet Alessandra at the first stop, Santa Maria del Popolo church. She'll take you inside to the Cerasi chapel and here you can admire 2 of Caravaggio's artworks: the Crucifixion of St. Peter and the Conversion of St. Paul. Wander through the Tridente neighborhood where the artist once lived, which will lead you to St. Louis of the French church to see the beautiful altarpiece painted by the artist to show the life of St. Matthew. Be in awe of the famous 'Madonna in Loreto' painting in the Sant'Agostino church. This tour can be customized if you wish to see other Caravaggio artworks while in Rome.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Lights and shadows in Rome: on the traces of Caravaggio

Lights and shadows in Rome: on the traces of Caravaggio

The life of Michelangelo Merisi, better known as "Caravaggio", was made of lights and shadows, just like his immortal art. After several troubles with the law, he was doomed to death in 1606, after committing a murder, and forced to spend the rest of his life escaping from this fate. His tormented life did not prevent him from creating some of the most outstanding masterpieces in Baroque painting: this private guided tour will allow you to follow the invisible path connecting some of them in Rome, passing through the most iconic places in the Aethernal City. At the end, you will find a sweet surprise: a tasting of eight different tastes of ice cream, served on a palette; in Rome, art is definitely everywhere.
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Caravaggio, masterpieces and secrets - Private Tour

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Caravaggio, masterpieces and secrets - Private Tour

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Stroll around Rome’s historical center and discover the tumultuous life and amazing masterpieces of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, the greatest and most famous painter of the Baroque art in Italy! His beautiful and fascinating paintings are mostly known for the incredible naturalism and for the dramatic use of lighting: thanks to bright shafts of light, noble and violent figures capture attention emerging from shadows. You’ll have the incredible chance to see this “tenebrism” from close in his great canvases, from the intriguing cycle on the theme of Saint Matthew the Evangelist to the raw violence of the Crucifixion of Saint Peter. And Caravaggio’s life was as dramatic as his paintings: his irritable and violent character led him to get involved in street-brawls and caused him trouble with the law, culminating in a death sentence for murder. Our knowledgeable guide will lead you through the alleys that were the scene of fights and brawls to the beautiful churches were Caravaggio’s breathtaking masterpieces continue to fascinate visitors after more than four centuries. This tour can be customized to meet your requests and special needs! Please contact us!
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Bernini and Caravaggio Private Baroque Walking Tour

Bernini and Caravaggio Private Baroque Walking Tour

Take a tour of baroque Rome with your own private guide, and enjoy a flexible itinerary for your sole group of up to eight people. On the trail of esteemed Italian artists such as Bernini and Caravaggio, you’ll explore the churches of the capital to discover artwork and architectural features that hail from the baroque period. Two start times are available when you book.
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  • 3 hours
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$205.72
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Scarlet Ladies Tour: powerful mistresses & courtesans of Renaissance Rome

Scarlet Ladies Tour: powerful mistresses & courtesans of Renaissance Rome

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This is the Only tour in all of Europe which delves deep into the History of Women. If you love great stories and if you are curious to find out what life was like for women who wanted to emerge from povery and have an education in the Renaissance Era, this is the tour for you. The content shines a light over the politics, the religion and the society in XVI and XV Century Italy
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