GuruWalk Original
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Who killed Caravaggio - Murder mystery tour

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

Hi there, I'm Max! I was created in Ukraine and forged in Rome. After 15 years spent in the Eternal City, its infinite curiosities still surprise me, and I'd love to share them with you. I am a Linguistic and Cultural Studies specialist formed at La Sapienza University, and I have decided to pursue my childhood passion after college: history. This passion led me to door-to-door research and participation to numerous training courses in Roman history, Paleochristian history and History of Arts which all taught me countless tales and legends about Rome. The better I knew this city, the more I wanted to show to the others its hidden beauties and reveal its untold stories. "When you really want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it", a wise man once said, and that is exactly what happened to me. In 2018, I finally had the chance to start working as a tour guide, and since that moment, I've seized every occasion to share my passion, and show the real Rome.

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Tour description

Italy has changed. But Rome is Rome.

Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions, and the city of yearning.

Rome wasn’t built in a day, it was built to be Eternal. But who's responsible? Romulus, Cesar, the Pope? What's the secret behind the rise of the Eternal City? Where does its power lie?

Why so many churches and where’s the best pizza? How many fountains are there in Rome, and how many coins are tossed into the most beautiful of them? Why are the Egyptian obelisks everywhere, and who would have invented a basil-flavored gelato? 

The questions about Rome and its heroes are infinite. There’s an answer to each of them but the clock is ticking.

Rome will exist as long as the Coliseum does;

When the Coliseum falls, so will Rome;

When Rome falls, so will the world.

Therefore, before all that happens we will need to find out the answer to the most important question of this experience: Who killed Caravaggio? 

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

  • Piazza della Minerva
  • Pantheon
  • San Luigi dei Francesi
  • Piazza Navona
  • Sant’Agostino
  • Piazza del Popolo
  • Santa Maria del Popolo

Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter the churches.

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  • 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.

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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Louise 27 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
This was a fabulous tour I liked that it was very niche and didn't try and cover off on typical tourist sites there are lots of other tours for that. This was specifically a tour to see the incredible artworks of Carrivagio and share the crazy stories of his life and death. The guide was excellent and the stories were very entertaining. The older kids on the tour seemed really interested but there was a fair bit of brisk walking which might not suit younger kids or the elderly. Highly recommended.
Kinga 27 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Everything was excellent. Two hours tour was exciting and passed as 20 minutes. Recommend for everyone:)
Cecília 26 Jan 2023
Rio de Janeiro

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Max is a master Storyteller! He engaged the entire group with the amazing tale of Caravaggio’s story, taking us through his early days, his troubled life and his amazing art in a way that left everyone mesmerized and glued to every word he was saying. The ending was a cherry on top. Going to the Ghosts and Mysteries next! Honestly the best tour I’ve even been. It’s a must!
CAHao 24 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Max made the tour interesting and engaging. He was very considerate of the walkers and respectful of the churches as well. Will highly recommend this tour. You will learn a lot, appreciate art, and see a lot of nice sights along the way
Connor 24 Jan 2023
Australia Plains

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
Max was vibrant, passionate, informative and entertaining. Would highly recommend any tour with him.
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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 4 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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