Important information as of 2021: Please note that it is currently not possible to speak inside the church of Santa Maria del Popolo visited on this tour. Your guide will therefore give all information and explanations outside before visiting the church.
Caravaggio Tour Rome
Santa Maria del Popolo
San Luigi dei Francesi
Francesca is an art historian with a master degree in art from the Sapienza University of Rome. She specialized in the art and culture of the Baroque period and in decorative arts, subjects on which she has published several essays. Her publications include a book on the Holy Years in Rome in the 17th century, a book on cameos engravers in Rome in the 19th century, and a book on Baroque silver and silversmiths. She is a licensed guide since 2001 and leads itineraries all over Rome, a city she truly loves. She is also an officilal guide of the Vatican Museums and Vatican City. She lives in Rome with her husband and three daughters.
Janet has lived between Rome and U.S.A. while working on her dissertation for Columbia University on photography in Italy under Fascism. Before that, she worked as an editor for an arts publication in Chicago. She is a painter and has taught drawing and painting in art schools and art departments in the Boston area. Her specialization in Modern Italy addresses the effects on Italians of living with history while defining themselves as modern so she has become familiar with Rome's many pasts and their expression through art and architecture. She is now based in Rome where, among other things, she sings in a Gospel Choir.
Lauren has a doctorate (PhD) in Art History with a specialization in the architecture of Raphel and Neuroarthistory and has been studying the city of Rome for over 35 years and teaching in Italy for 20 years. She has taught at many universities, and now teaches at The American University of Rome and an Italian High School – Marymount Liceo. Her publications include Raphael and the Villa Farnesina and she was the editor for 'Raising the Eyebrow'. Current research interests include; Caravaggio and the Counter-Reformation, the Baroque Cardinal Scipione Borghese – his life and times - and she is writing a biography of Raphael. She is passionate for all things Roman, teaching from the Etruscans to the Eighteenth Century with a little bit of Mussolini thrown in! Sharing her knowledge and the stories and secrets embedded in the layers of this amazing city on Context walks is always exciting because everyone sees differently and so she always learns from her clients and students.
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