Discover the masterpieces of Caravaggio on our immersive virtual tour through the streets of Naples
Price 20 €
duration 1.5 hours
In a city known for its magnificent works of art, none express the unique brooding character of Naples more fully than those of Caravaggio. Arriving in Naples as a fugitive from justice after fleeing a murder rap in Rome in 1606, Caravaggio wasted little time creating a string of masterpieces in the fascinating southern city. From the ‘Seven Works of Mercy’ to the ‘Flagellation’ and ‘Martyrdom of Saint Ursula’, join local guide Andrea to gain a unique insight into these extraordinarily dramatic visions of darkness and light. We’ll also be recreating life in wild and violent Naples during Caravaggio’s sojourn in the city - just like in Rome, the painter was recorded brawling and fighting through the streets of Naples, and we’ll be following in his footsteps through the taverns and restaurants, palaces and aristocratic salons where he lived and worked. Our immersive Caravaggio in Naples tour is a wonderful opportunity to get inside the mind of one of the greatest and most contradictory geniuses in the history of art - discover the full story from home today!
Hi I’m Andrea! A native of Naples, I’ve lived in the Campania region of Italy all my life, and I have a deep love for its art, archeology, music, architecture, cuisine, natural beauty and - of course - its people. I have shared this world with many, many visitors over the years,showcasing the vast range of this wonderful place. When I was 14 years old I started working as an actor in theatres, and this plays a central role in how I communicate on my tours today - I always try to put something theatrical into everything I do :-)
The world of travel might be on hold right now, but just because we're all staying at home to help the world overcome a common enemy doesn't mean we have to put our wanderlust on the back burner. Frustrated with not being able to get our travel fix, we decided to transform our award-winning tours into immersive virtual experiences, meaning you can still explore Italy’s spectacular archaeological sites and jaw-dropping museums from the comfort of your own home.
If you cannot find a scheduled time for our virtual tours that work for you, please contact us directly and we would be delighted to set up a private virtual tour for you and your group!
As a sign of our gratitude to those who are on the front line fighting the Coronavirus, we would be more than happy to invite all first responders, health workers and NHS workers to join our Virtual Tours for free. Please message our office staff directly!
* Please note that the booking times are in US Eastern Standard Time and Rome, Italy CET is 6 hours ahead *
Fun and informative, our virtual tours take the form of online real-time presentations led by our expert guides. Combining videos, high-definition photos and more, our guides will be sharing their wealth of knowledge and experience with you on these interactive walkthroughs of Italy’s most fascinating sites. The live format of our virtual tours means you’ll be able to ask your guide anything you wish, just like on a normal tour. We really believe it's the next best thing to being here!
Please note that the proceeds from our online tours go directly to our guides, providing them with a valuable lifeline in these tough times for the world of travel. Thank you for your support!
4.9 (13 reviews)
A different take on Caravaggio
I took the Through Eternity virtual tour on Caravaggio in Rome shortly after it premiered earlier this year, and I found this tour to be complementary and not repetitive. Andrea begins with some basic background information on Caravaggio, and then discusses Caravaggio's life in Naples in depth and also talks a fair amount about the years he left Naples before returning to it. The tour includes a number of works by Caravaggio as well as a lot of biographical detail, and Andrea raises some interesting questions about the extent to which Caravaggio's rather difficult life may have influenced his art as he aged. I highly recommend this tour to Caravaggio fans and to those interested in the history of the southern Italian peninsula and/or the baroque period in the Italian peninsula.
Caravaggio comes to life
Entertaining, and I learned about an artist that I knew nothing about.