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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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Hollie 08 Dec 2022
Rome
Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
As always Max delivered an absolutely exceptional tour. One of the best guides in Rome - amazing knowledge and very fun and personable in his delivery. I'm looking forward to the next tour!
Jiayi 06 Dec 2022
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Travelled in group - Sep 2022
A good mix of entertainment and information. An alternative take on roman history. Absolute enjoyment!
Mara 03 Dec 2022
Bucharest
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
Great your with a lot of interesting historical facts about Rome presented through the story of Caravaggio! Would highly recommend!
Sharon 01 Dec 2022
Tel Aviv-Yafo
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Travelled in group - Nov 2022
Great tour
Anne 01 Dec 2022
Amsterdam
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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
Very nice walk! Max is an excellent guide. The paintings of caravaggio were beautifull
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
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.
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