Walking tour in the footsteps of Raffaello
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Walking tour in the footsteps of Raffaello

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German , Russian , Chinese
Availability: Every day except Sunday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover Rome through the eyes and masterpieces of Raphael
  • Learn more about the author's life and career from your expert guide
  • Admire the wonderful frescoes of Villa Farnesina
What to expect

One of the leading figures of Italian Renaissance, Raffaello, came from a hillside village called Urbino, in the Marche region. Son of the painter Giovanni Santi, Raphael began running his father's workshop after he became orphan at 11 and then made his apprenticeship with Pietro Perugino in Umbria. Once in Florence, he took his rightful place in the Holy Trinity of high Renaissance masters along with Leonardo and Michelangelo. Then, he moved to Rome, where he worked at the decoration of Pope Julius II's private apartments.

Start this off-the-beaten-path tour in a hidden church not far from the famous Piazza Navona. You'll admire a fresco by Raffaello, that will allow you to compare his figures with those of Prophets and Sibyls depicted by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel.

Continue through the charming streets of Via dei Coronari and Via Giulia, home to the painter while he was working at a chapel within the small church of Sant’Eligio degli Orefici. Head to the Tiber river and cross Ponte Sisto, a bridge built in dedication of Pope Sixtus IV and offering a fantastic view over St. Peter's Dome. You'll enter Trastevere, a quaint and characteristic district of Rome. This was one of Raphael's favourite areas as Margherita Luti used to live here; the artist fell deeply in love with this "fornarina" (literally baker's daughter) and used her as a model for female representations in many of his artworks.

The final stop of the walking tour is Villa Farensina, one of the clearest examples of Renaissance art and architecture in Rome. The mansion was the private residence of the richest man in Rome at the time. The interior walls are decorated by priceless Raffaello frescoes, including The Triumph of Galatea and the Loggia of Amore and Psiche, inspired by Ancient Roman myths.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Pick up from your accommodation in Rome
    • Blue badge certified guide
    • Private tour
    • Entrance tickets
    What's not included
    • Drop-off service
    Where
    Meeting point:

    This tour offers pick up service from Rome's accommodations. Directly contact your local tour operator to provide your pick up address; you will find their contact in the voucher after booking

    What to remember
    • This tour offers pick up service from Rome's accommodations. Please provide your pick up address at the time of booking
    • This tour can accommodate people with mobility issues. Directly contact your local tour operator to arrange your tour's itinerary
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    When

    Every day except Sunday at 9.00am

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    Provider
    Studio Associato Eyes of Rome
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

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