Discover the masterpieces of Caravaggio on our immersive virtual tour through the streets of Naples
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!
5.0 (3 reviews)
Well-structured and engaging.
Illuminating Caravaggio’s Dark Genius
This powerful and original virtual tour focuses on 3 complex and very different masterpieces painted by Caravaggio during his tumultuous exile from Rome in Naples. Andrea deftly frames these 3 works—and several others completed by Caravaggio in Naples, but now scattered across Europe—within the contexts of the artist’s wild life and brilliant career. This tour perfectly complements Caterina’s equally fascinating tour of Caravaggio in Rome, but is completely different and independent in content, focus, style, and tone (and while I would highly recommend participating in both tours, it is not at all necessary to see one to appreciate the other fully). Having discovered the power of Caravaggio’s art belatedly while in Rome last fall, I was less familiar with his life and work in Naples, so this tour was new—and essential—for me. In the last month or so I have been lucky to have been guided by Andrea on 4 superb and distinct (though interconnected) virtual tours: Pompeii, Paestum, Naples, and Caravaggio. I have pretty much run out of superlatives to describe what makes each of these tours revelations. The focus is always firmly on the subject and never on the guide; and yet each subject is impressively illuminated by the depth and breadth of Andrea’s knowledge, by the amplitude of his passion, and by the humility and wit with which he engages us personally through Zoom.