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Murder Mystery Tour of Rome: Who killed Caravaggio

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on February 16, 2021

The Most Original Free Walking Tours in Rome. We provide an alternative take on history, infotainment, and politically incorrect jokes. Our tours range from arts and architecture to urban legends and ghost stories. Join us... Hidden gemms and famous sites will never appear the same again.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

⚠️⚠️⚠️ Explicit content ⚠️⚠️⚠️

A tour of the most iconic sites, and hidden gems of Rome.

Monumental piazzas, baroque marvels, and priceless paintings will reveal their deepest darkest secrets...

But in all this enchantment we shouldn’t forget the main thing: we have a murder to solve!

This is a story of life and death, of one of the greatest painters who’d ever lived- Michelangelo Merisi aka Caravaggio.

Why he’s remembered as the Bad Boy of Baroque, and what makes him so special? Why so much drama in his life, and his paintings? Who were his friends, lovers, and enemies? But above all, we’ll try to find out who killed him.

It’s when the exploration of a city turns into an investigation of a 400-year-old murder case.

You can’t be too sexy to enter the churches therefore shoulders and knees must be covered.

The itinerary:

  • Piazza della Minerva
  • San Luigi dei Francesi
  • Piazza Navona
  • Sant’Agostino
  • Caravaggio's House
  • Palazzo Borghese

- Large group reservations of more than 6 people, even under a different name, are NOT allowed and will be rejected. Groups of more than 6 people have to book a private tour.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Piazza della Minerva, 69, 00186 Roma ...
    Piazza della Minerva, 69, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
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    The meeting point is in Piazza della Minerva, by the elephant statue with the obelisk. I’ll have a sign with the name of the tour.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Piazza della Minerva
  • 2
    Free admission
    Church of St. Louis of the French

    The calling of Matthew, Matthew and the Angel, The martyrdom of Matthew by Caravaggio (1599-1602)

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Piazza Navona
  • 4
    Free admission
    Basilica di Sant’Agostino

    Madonna of the Pilgrims by Caravaggio (1604-1606)

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Casa di Caravaggio
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Palazzo Borghese

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Carmen 17 Jun 2024

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Travelled in family - Jun 2024
Our tour was amazing thanks to Max! We had just done the Sistine Chapel and Basilica Tour in the morning with a different tour guide, which was a paid $850 dollar tour for five of us but was not as well thought out as this one. Max was professional, funny and thoughtful. He gave us plenty of opportunities to sit and rest in the shade while in 30 degree weather during our 2 hour tour. I can’t believe he doesn’t get paid for what he does!!! Thanks Max for a wonderful experience!
Patricia 17 Jun 2024
Mexico City

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
The tour with Max was an extraordinary experience that kept us at the edge of our seats (even though it is a walking tour hahaha), great opportunity to see some of Caravaggio’s art. Definitely recommend if you like learning about art and its history as well as mystery!
Maya 16 Jun 2024
Tel Aviv-Yafo

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
The best tour in rome with jacob.He is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!
Patricia 15 Jun 2024
San Diego

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
This is a great insight into who Caravaggio was and how he got there. It is quite a bit of walking and only goes into two churches
Hillel 14 Jun 2024
Petah Tikva

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Max is a fantastic guide. He told us a fascinating tale about Rome taking us into 16th century life, art, relationship, style and so much more. The tour had a great tempo, the venues were great and the group dynamics was excellent. Max made the group feel like we've been traveling together already.. Thanks Max, your love and passion to Rome and it's Arts is brilliant!!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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