Naples Caravaggio Tour
If you're fascinated by the life and work of Michelangelo Merisi, then you'll love our Naples Caravaggio Tour! You'll tread the same paths explored by this artist in Naples' historic centre and discover the symbolic places impacted by his presence in the city.
Naples Caravaggio Tour
At the scheduled time, we'll meet in Piazza del Gesù Nuovo, one of the most symbolic places in the historic centre of Naples. From here, we'll begin our tour around the places where Michelangelo Merisi, also known as Caravaggio, stayed in Naples. This great Italian Baroque artist spent eighteen months (between 1606 and 1610) in the Neapolitan city, leaving behind some extraordinary masterpieces. Off we go!
We'll start by exploring Spaccanapoli, the famous street that cuts through Naples and runs from the Quartieri Spagnoli to Forcella, until we come to the Basilica of San Domenico Maggiore in the square of the same name. For the decoration of a chapel in the basilica, Caravaggio painted The Flagellation of Christ (1607), a work now in the Capodimonte Museum. This painting is famous for its masterful rendering of light, which illuminates Christ and sculpts the bodies of the four subjects. We'll discuss this incredible work of art and unveil the details behind its creation.
Afterwards, we'll continue walking through the Piazzetta Nilo and via San Gregorio Armento and Tribunali until we reach the Pio Monte Della Misericordia. Here, we'll see The Seven Works of Mercy, an oil painting created by Merisi between 1606 and 1607 and commissioned by Luigi Carafa Colonna. We'll talk about the relationship between Caravaggio and the Carafa family, which goes beyond the commission of artwork and is shrouded in mystery...
Following our visit to the halls of the Pio Monte Della Misericordia (ticket not included), we'll have a lovely coffee and a Neapolitan cake in a bar in the centre, where our tour will end.
2 hours 30 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Italian.
English speaking guide.
Coffee tasting and a Neapolitan dessert.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Pio Monte della Misericordia ticket: € 8 (US$ 8.60) per person.
When to book?
You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.
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Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
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Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 1 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
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Piazza del Gesù Nuovo.