- Discover Raphael’s frescoes and architectural works on site in churches and palaces in Rome's historic center and Trastevere
- A perfect companion tour to the Raffaello: The Masterpieces of Raphael at the Scuderie del Quirinale Exhibition, in Rome March 5 - June 2, 2020
- Pantheon, Villa Farnesina, Sant' Agostino, Via Giulia, and Santa Maria della Pace
- The Church of Sant’Agostino (Isaiah fresco)
- The Chiostro of Bramante
- Santa Maria della Pace (Sibyls and Prophets frescoes)
- Via dei Coronari
- Via Giulia
- Ponte Sisto
- Villa Farnesina (Galatea frescoes)
- 4 hours with a PhD or MA-level guide
- Advanced ticket purchase for Villa Farnesina provided
- The Vatican Museums
- The Borghese Gallery
- Palazzo Barberini (Raphael’s La Fornarina)
- Bramante’s Tempietto at San Pietro in Montorio
- The Chigi Chapel at Santa Maria del Popolo
For other historical and artistic explorations in Rome, we recommend Caravaggio in Rome: Portrait of an Artist and Bernini & Borromini, Battle in Baroque tours.
No. Please book Raffaello: The Masterpieces of Raphael at the Scuderie del Quirinale if you would like to see the exhibition.
Can this tour be customized to include other works by Raphael?
Yes. We can design a full-day tour to your specifications and can include the Chigi Chapel at Santa Maria del Popolo, La Fornarina at Palazzo Barberini and the Tempietto at San Pietro in Montorio. Whether you already have something in mind or want help crafting something entirely new, our dedicated planning specialists are on hand to make the most of your travels. Context planners, all travelers in their own right and experts in their dedicated territory, will partner with you to create an itinerary suited exactly to your needs and schedule.
From start to finish, this tour covers about 1.5 miles. We will stop for coffee or gelato along the way!
Frank is an art historian and studied at Oxford University and the Courtauld Institute of Art. He is a former fellow of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and lectures for the museum throughout Europe. After many years in New York, he returned to Rome, where he was raised, and is now part of the art history faculty at Temple University Rome.
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.