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Baroque Churches of Rome Private Tour

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3 hours

Tour Type

Walking Tour

Group Size

Private Tour

Meeting Point

Your Hotel

An Intimate Tour of Rome's Counter-Reformation and Baroque Masterpieces

Immerse yourself in the divine artistry of Baroque Rome on this enlightening private tour through its captivating Christian quarters. Experience the sublime unity of art and religion as we journey through time, exploring the grandeur of Counter Reformation and Baroque churches.

Behold Caravaggio’s spellbinding paintings at Chiesa di San Luigi dei Francesi, and marvel at Michelangelo’s ‘Christ the Redeemer’ at Santa Maria Sopra Minerva. Be enchanted by the optical illusion at Chiesa Il Gesu and the frescos of St. Ignatius of Loyola. These treasures represent the pinnacle of religious art, created when divine inspiration met unparalleled artistic talent. 

Our expert theologian will illuminate your journey through this rich cultural lineage, a radiant beacon guiding you through the labyrinth of centuries. Embrace this immersive exploration of religious artistry and its pivotal role in the spiritual evolution of humankind. Immerse yourself in this spiritual adventure, and let the whispers of the divine echo through the corridors of your soul.

Children under 7 years of age – Free

St. Ignatius Church
St. Ignatius Church

St. Ignatius Church, nestled in the heart of Rome, is a captivating sanctuary that merges grandeur with spiritual devotion. Its breathtaking Baroque facade, adorned with intricate sculptures and ornate details, beckons visitors to step into a realm of divine inspiration.

A fascinating fact about St. Ignatius Church is that the dome, when observed from the perfect vantage point, offers a stunning optical illusion, appearing to extend infinitely into the heavens above. This architectural feat embodies the ingenuity and artistic prowess of the Baroque era, leaving visitors in awe of the seamless fusion of faith and creativity.

San Luigi dei Francesi
San Luigi dei Francesi

San Luigi dei Francesi, situated in the vibrant city of Rome, is a captivating church that bears witness to the convergence of art and spirituality. This Roman Catholic church, dedicated to St. Louis of France, boasts a remarkable artistic legacy that draws visitors from around the world.

One of the most extraordinary aspects of San Luigi dei Francesi is its collection of three remarkable paintings by the renowned Baroque artist Caravaggio. These masterpieces, known as the Contarelli Chapel paintings, depict scenes from the life of St. Matthew and showcase Caravaggio's remarkable skill in capturing human emotion and dramatic lighting.

Jesus Church
Jesus Church

CJesus church, located in the heart of Rome, is a magnificent church that stands as a testament to the grandeur and spirituality of the Baroque era. As the mother church of the Jesuit order, it exudes an air of solemnity and awe-inspiring beauty.

One of the highlights is its stunning interior, adorned with intricate frescoes, gilded decorations, and ornate architectural details. The optical illusion created by the ceiling fresco, designed by Giovanni Battista Gaulli, is a sight to behold, appearing as though the heavens themselves are opening up above.

brilliance, leaving an indelible impression on your soul.

Sant’Agnese in Agone
Sant’Agnese in Agone

Sant'Agnese in Agone is a stunning Baroque church nestled in the vibrant Piazza Navona in Rome. 

Designed by renowned architects such as Francesco Borromini and Girolamo Rainaldi, Sant'Agnese in Agone boasts an exquisite facade adorned with intricate sculptures and decorative elements. 

A fascinating fact about Sant'Agnese in Agone is that it was built on the site where early Christian martyr Saint Agnes was believed to have been put to death. The church stands as a tribute to her sacrifice and devotion, and its name "in Agone" is derived from the Latin "in agonem," meaning "in the place of the contest" or "in the place of martyrdom."

Basilica Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
Basilica Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

Basilica Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, is a remarkable architectural gem that seamlessly combines Gothic and Baroque styles. It stands on the site of an ancient temple dedicated to the Roman goddess Minerva, making it the only Gothic church in Rome.

The basilica's exterior might seem unassuming, but upon entering, visitors are greeted with a breathtaking interior adorned with stunning frescoes, intricate sculptures, and elegant vaulted ceilings. One of its most revered treasures is Michelangelo's Christ the Redeemer, a magnificent marble sculpture that emanates a sense of divine grace.

Tour Highlights

  • Expert Insights at your Pace: Enjoy unparalleled access to Rome's Baroque architectural gems guided by an expert theologian.
  • Personalized & Efficient: Experience the historic fusion of art and religion in Rome's Christian districts.
  • Full Assistance: Receive insightful knowledge with an expert theologian guide accompanying you.

  • Customized tour tailored to your preferences.
  • Headsets available.
  • Engaging, well-groomed guides to enhance your tour.
  • The option for the guide to meet you at your hotel upon request.
  • Transportation costs to and from the tour's meeting point.
  • Water or lunch during the tour.
  • Tips or gratuity for the guide.

3 hours


Tour's Location

How many people can join this tour?
  • The tour requires a minimum of 1 Person per booking to be conducted.
  • The tour/activity is designed to accommodate a maximum of 8 people.
What should I wear?
  • Comfortable shoes, such as sneakers with cushioned insoles, are highly recommended for walking.
  • Both men and women must cover their shoulders and knees when visiting churches
What should I bring?
  • Sunscreen and a hat (in sunny weather)
  • A light jacket or layers (in cooler months)
  • A small bag to carry your belongings
  • Cash or credit card for souvenirs, or food
What is not allowed?
    • Large bags, backpacks, but a baggage check is available.
    • Food and drinks
  • Visitors are required to remove their hats when entering holy sites.
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Smoking
Is the tour physically demanding?
  • This tour involves walking, some stairs, and uneven terrain. Visitors with mobility issues may find the tour challenging.

We recommend you book one month in advance especially during peak season

Know before you go

Availability varies depending on liturgical calendar, please inquire for specific dates

What is the cancellation policy?
  • For a full refund, tours must be cancelled at least 96 hours prior to the scheduled start time.
  • If a tour is cancelled between 72 and 24 hours before the tour, only the balance amount will be refunded, and the ticket fee will be retained.
  • No refund will be issued for tours cancelled within 24 hours or less of the scheduled start time.
from €240,00

Please book the tour a month in advance

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