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Caravaggio Rome Tour: With Exclusive Access to Top Restoration Lab
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Caravaggio Rome Tour: With Exclusive Access to Top Restoration Lab

By Roma Experience Tours
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Join this Caravaggio Rome tour for exclusive-access to an art restoration lab. In the lab, you'll enjoy a relaxed aperitif with the master-artisans who have restored Caravaggio's masterpieces. On your way, you'll visit the churches which house Caravaggio's most moving artworks in Rome — including 'Madonna of Loreto', which the team restored. Discover the secrets of the tricky business of art restoration in this all-female, art restoration lab. They hold the honor of being one of two labs in the entire world who have restored three Caravaggio paintings. Hear their story of the public restoration of Caravaggio's 'Madonna of Loreto' in the church of Sant' Agostino. You'll see the master artisans in action, restoring some of the current 16th century paintings in their workshop. Before the lab, you'll visit the church of Sant' Agostino and see the 'Madonna of Loreto', one of the Caravaggio's the lab restored. Then, you'll visit the masterful St. Matthew series at San Luigi dei Francesi.
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Ages 15-99
Duration: 2h 30m
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Live guide: German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
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  • Exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to top art restoration lab
  • Full tour from an expert guide
  • A complimentary aperitif
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica S. Agostino
  • Entry/Admission - Church of St. Louis of the French
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and return


Start:
  • Piazza di Sant'Agostino, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
    Just outside the Church of St Augustine in Rome City Center
End:
  • Piazza del Gesù, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
    Piazza del Gesù is located in Rome City Center near Largo Argentina

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8305P22

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8305P22

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Piazza di Sant'Agostino
    Piazza di Sant'Agostino, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
    Just outside the Church of St Augustine in Rome City Center
    See address & details
  • 1
    Basilica S. Agostino
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Church of St. Louis of the French
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Roma Experience Tours
    Stop: 90 minutes
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    Pass by
    Pantheon
  • You'll end at
    Piazza del Gesù
    Piazza del Gesù, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
    Piazza del Gesù is located in Rome City Center near Largo Argentina
    See address & details
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Cathy B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This was a once in a lifetime experience that far exceeded our expectations! Elisa from Roma Experience put together a bespoke tour for us based on a few thoughts I had. She made it come alive in just a matter of a few days. My goal was to see as many Caravaggio paintings in Rome as possible over the course of 4-5 days, as a surprise gift for my partner who's favorite painter is Caravaggio. Elisa put together a wonderful itinerary including all the major Caravaggio paintings in Rome (we saw 21 in total over 4 half days, two of which are in private collections). In addition, we toured the Restoration Lab that has restored a Caravaggio painting and learned all about the process of restoration including the work that was done on the Caravaggio. We even saw the apartment Caravaggio lived in. Our guide, Luca, was superb, an extremely knowledgeable art historian, who knew not only everything about Caravaggio but also the other important painters at the time and was able to connect art discussion to history and culture. We learned so much and looked forward to being with Luca each day. We really cannot say enough about this special tour and encourage any Caravaggio fan to skip the prepackaged tours and talk to Elisa about a tour designed with your goals in mind, you will NOT be disappointed. Elisa is extremely responsive, resourceful and knowledgeable. She will make your Rome dream come true! She cares so much about what she is doing. We miss our time in Rome with Luca and Caravaggio!
Written November 4, 2022
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Alessia R
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This was completely unexpected!

We booked this tour to try something new .. but it turned to be one of the most special part of our stay in Rome. In The restoration studio some great Caravaggio masterpieces were being restored. People working there welcomed us and we got to hear directly from them about their work and to get a real demo along with a nice wine and aperitivo together. The all experience and the tour itself was great but the time at the studio was truely unique.
Written August 18, 2019
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Dear AleLC511, We are proud to see a 5 star review come up for our brand new VIP Caravaggio Rome Tour; with Exclusive-Access to a Top Restoration Lab. This tour truly makes you appreciate Rome and all of its art scattered throughout the churches and museums. Combining a walking tour visiting some of Caravaggio's Masterpieces on display with a visitation to a restoration lab where you will discover these paintings and their maintenance on a whole new level. Watching the restorers work their magic and learning the tric of this unique profession they will liturally allow you to look at paintings through their glasses and discover previous restorations by seeing it under a UV light. We are very glad this tour was the highlight of your trip and you enjoyed the visitation to the lab, meeting the restorers of whom one even had the honour to restore 3 caravaggio's in person!
Written September 25, 2019
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dangiapedia
Milan, Italy333 contributions
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A fantastic tour of Rome where it is possible to see some magnificent masterpieces of Caravaggio in different churches. Our guide, Susanna, was perfect speaking very good English and explained the history of the paintings.
After the visit to the churches, we walked for 10 minutes and ended up in a restoration workshop where they explained and showed us the restoration techniques (they restored one of Caravaggio’s masterpieces). It was so interesting and different from all the other tours that I’ve done before!
It was nice also to finish the tour with a glass of prosecco while chatting with the owners asking them questions and sharing anecdotes.
Written February 16, 2019
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Restoring Caravaggio is one of our new tours and I am pleased to read Susanna lived up to your expectations! The restoration lab truly compliments and makes you appreciate the previously witnessed masterpieces even more, doesn't it? Great to hear you have left with fond memories, and thank you for taking the time writing such a detailed review.
Written February 20, 2019
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LilyWonder85
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Feb 2019 • Couples
My husband wanted to take this tour and I wasn't sure, but I am so glad we did!

It was amazing seeing the restorers in action and everyone was really friendly, the guide and all the staff in the lab. Watching them work in action was the highlight of my trip to Rome! Having a prosecco in the lab with the restorers at the end was so nice, a perfect end to a perfect day!
Written May 7, 2019
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The VIP Caravaggio Tour with Exclusive Access to a restoration lab is one of our brand new tours! We are glad to hear you found it to be interresting, and provided us with a 5 star review to prove its quality. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, we look forward to seeing you return!
Written July 11, 2019
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