On this 2.5 hour tour, we will visit the Exhibition Raffaello which brings together Renaissance masterpieces by Raphael, esteemed artist, architect and scholar, and his contemporaries. We will meet at the Scuderie of the Quirinale in central Rome and spend 2 hours with the artworks. This show runs only from March 5, 2020 to June 2, 2020 and will sell out.
- Raffaello Exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale
- 2.5 hours with a PhD or MA-level guide
- Priority Access tickets
In the company of a Context expert guide, we will visit the exhibition together, learning more about this legendary artist and understanding his impact on the history of art in periods to follow. Our tour will include insight into his life and his relationships with his peers, his patrons and his entourage.
- Woman with a Veil from the Uffizi,
- St Cecilia (Pinacoteca, Bologna),
- Alba Madonna (National Gallery, Washington),
- Portrait of Baldassarre Castiglione (Louvre)
- Self-Portrait with Friend (Louvre)
- Madonna of the Rose (Prado)
Yes. Please note that Priority Access tickets will be added to your cart along with the tour.
Does this tour include a walking tour of churches and other historic sites?
No. This is a tour only of the 500th Anniversary exhibition. For a walking tour to explore the artist’s life please book our Raphael in Rome: Portrait of an Artist tour. You can book the two tours together on the same day or on separate days.
I don’t see a date I can attend on the Calendar - can you help?
Please contact us to inquire about ticket availability and prices for additional dates and times.
Is the School of Athens in the 500th Exhibition?
No. It is a fresco painting and cannot be removed from its location in the Vatican Museums. We can show it to you on one of our Vatican Museums Tours.
I am under 25, why am I paying for a full-price ticket?
For this sold-out show, we pre-purchase tickets and to do so, must buy only full-price tickets. Everyone pays the same ticket price on this Context tour.
I am disabled, am I entitled to free entry?
If you are disabled and entitled to disability benefits and hold a government issued card attesting to that fact (or parking placard) you may be entitled to free entry. Please contact us to confirm.
Cecilia is an art historian and a native Roman with a Master's degree in Medieval and Renaissance art from the Sapienza University of Rome. Although her specialty is painting and decorative arts, she has a broad knowledge of the history of Rome and a personal passion for ancient history, which she shares on many antiquity-themed itineraries. Cecilia has worked actively in the past as a lecturer, teacher, and curator of exhibitions. She had been a staff member of the didactive service of the Vatican Museums, the Galleria Doria Pamphili and the Galleria Colonna where she still frequently consults. As a licensed guide for Rome and Florence and with a specialized teaching degree, she has more than 20 years of experience in leading highly-qualified tours.
Sara is an art historian with doctoral degrees in Medieval and Modern Art History and Classical Antiquities. She is the author of a book, published by the Accademia dei Lincei, on the antiquities collection of Pope Julius II and has written various articles in important scholarly journals on the history of Renaissance and Baroque collections. More recently, she had published a book on some of the most famous paintings of Caravaggio in Rome which introduces a new interpretation of the works, based on philological data, and which is changing the way we look at this artist. For many years, she has combined her philological research with her work as a university instructor, museum educator and professional tourist guide.
Giovanna is an art historian and Rome native. She has a Master's degree in art history from the Sapienza University of Rome with a specialization in Modern and Medieval art. She works as an editorial consultant for a number of cultural organizations in Rome including the Superintendency of Archaeology of Rome. Giovanna is fluent in Italian (mother tongue), English, and French, and has a unique interest in Mannerism.