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Basilica di Sant'Agostino Tours and Activities

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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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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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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Caravaggio, masterpieces and secrets - Private Tour

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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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 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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Spiritual tour - In-Depth Walking Tour of Rome

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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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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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In The Footsteps of Bernini, Caravaggio, Raphael And Michelangelo

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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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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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Caravaggio History and Walking Tour

Caravaggio History and Walking Tour

What would Rome have been without Caravaggio? Michelangelo Merisi from Caravaggio was a total innovator in the history of painting, revolutionary artist, eccentric and brawly genius. Exploring the center of Rome you will be able to admire his art and discover his adventurous life. Starting with San Luigi dei Francesi which contains three masterpieces - "la Vocazione di San Matteo", "il Martirio di San Matteo" and "San Matteo e l’Angelo" inside the Cappella Contarelli; then continue with a church not far away, la Chiesa Sant'Agostino where is possible to admire the masterpiece "Madonna dei Pellegrini" and leastly the last 2 masterpieces "Conversione di San Paolo" and "La Crocifissione di San Pietro" inside the church of Santa Maria del Popolo. The tour will also allow us to admire the streets and buildings that have marked the life in the roman stay of the artist like Via della Scrofa, Palazzo Firenze, Via della Lupa, Vicolo del Divino Amore, Via della Pallacorda and Palazzo Borghese.
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