Best Places for a Caravaggio Treasure Hunt in Rome Italy

John the Baptist (Youth with a Ram), c. 1602, ...

John the Baptist (Youth with a Ram), c. 1602, 129×94 cm, Doria Pamphilj Gallery, Rome. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A portrait of the Italian painter Michelangelo...

A portrait of the Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Salome with the Head of John the Baptist by Ti...

Salome with the Head of John the Baptist by Titian, c 1515 (Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Rome) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio - Salome wit...

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio – Salome with the Head of St John the Baptist – WGA04179 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On one of my visits to Rome, I had the opportunity to attend a Caravaggio Exhibit at the Scuderie del Quirinale for the 40oth aniversary of his death.

There are many Caravaggio paintings in Rome but they are not under one roof. So if you want a Caravaggio Teasure Hunt in Rome, you have to be willing to move around.

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio - St. John t...

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio – St. John the Baptist – WGA04155 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John the Baptist, the cousin of Jesus, was the subject of at least eight paintings by the Italian Baroque artist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610).

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio - St John th...

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio – St John the Baptist – WGA04154 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Many of his works are found in the palaces of Papal families. Visit Palazzo Doria-Pamphilj, Palazzo Barberini and Galleria Borghese to view his genius. Caravaggio’s masterpieces are displayed in many of the churches in Rome.

Amor Vincit Omnia (Love Conquers All), a depic...

Amor Vincit Omnia (Love Conquers All), a depiction of the god of love, Eros. By Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, circa 1601–1602 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s your Treasure Map to find Caravaggio in Rome:

1. The Galleria Borghese:

David with the head of Goliath,

Boy with a Basket of Fruit,

St Jerome in his Study,

Madonna and Child with St Anne,

 

St John the Baptist,

Self Portrait as Bacchus

2. Santa Maria del Popolo Church in the Cerasi Chapel:

The Conversion of St. Paul and the Martyrdom of St. Peter.

3. San Luigi dei Francesi in the Contarelli Chapel:

The Calling of Matthew,

St. Matthew and the Angel,

The Martyrdom of St Matthew.

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio - The Martyr...

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio – The Martyrdom of St Matthew – WGA04121 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

4. Church of St. Augustine to see the Madonna of the Pilgrims.

5. Palazzo Barberini – Judith and Holofernes, Narcissus and St John the Baptist.

6. Pinacoteca of the Vatican Museums – the Entombment of Christ.

7. Pinacoteca of the Capitoline Museums  – The Fortune Teller and St. John the Baptist.

8. Galleria at the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj – Penitent Magdalene

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio - Magdalene ...

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio – Magdalene – WGA04094 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

and The Rest on the Flight into Egypt

9. National Gallery of Ancient Art in Palazzo Corsini in Trastevere.

10.  Barberini Palace

11. Capitoline Museums and Art Gallery

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ http://www.vino-con-vista.com
John the Baptist (Youth with a Ram), c. 1602, ...

John the Baptist (Youth with a Ram), c. 1602, 129×94 cm, Doria Pamphilj Gallery, Rome. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

ROME - FEBRUARY 19:  Masterpiece of Caravaggio...

ROME - FEBRUARY 19:  Masterpiece of Caravaggio...

ROME – FEBRUARY 19: Masterpiece of Caravaggio ‘Judith Beheading Holofernes’ is shown at the Scuderie Del Quirinale during the ‘Caravaggio’ opening Exibithion on February 19, 2010 in Rome, Italy. The two exhibition floors of the Scuderie del Quirinale will host masterpieces of the Italian Maestro from worldwide museums in occasion of the 400th centenary of Caravaggio’s death. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

ROME - FEBRUARY 19:  Masterpiece of Caravaggio...

ROME – FEBRUARY 19: Masterpiece of Caravaggio ‘The Cardsharps’ is shown at the Scuderie Del Quirinale during the ‘Caravaggio’ opening Exibithion on February 19, 2010 in Rome, Italy. The two exhibition floors of the Scuderie del Quirinale will host masterpieces of the Italian Maestro from worldwide museums in occasion of the 400th centenary of Caravaggio’s death. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

ROME - FEBRUARY 19:  Masterpiece of Caravaggio...

ROME – FEBRUARY 19: Masterpiece of Caravaggio ‘Sacrifice of Issac’ is shown at the Scuderie Del Quirinale during the ‘Caravaggio’ opening Exibithion on February 19, 2010 in Rome, Italy. The two exhibition floors of the Scuderie del Quirinale will host masterpieces of the Italian Maestro from worldwide museums in occasion of the 400th centenary of Caravaggio’s death. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

ROME - FEBRUARY 19:  Masterpiece of Caravaggio...

ROME – FEBRUARY 19: Masterpiece of Caravaggio ‘Supper At Emmaus’ is shown at the Scuderie Del Quirinale during the ‘Caravaggio’ opening Exibithion on February 19, 2010 in Rome, Italy. The two exhibition floors of the Scuderie del Quirinale will host masterpieces of the Italian Maestro from worldwide museums in occasion of the 400th centenary of Caravaggio’s death. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

ROME - FEBRUARY 19:  Masterpiece of Caravaggio...

ROME – FEBRUARY 19: Masterpiece of Caravaggio ‘Love Triumphant – Amor Vincit Omnia’ is shown at the Scuderie Del Quirinale during the ‘Caravaggio’ opening Exibithion on February 19, 2010 in Rome, Italy. The two exhibition floors of the Scuderie del Quirinale will host masterpieces of the Italian Maestro from worldwide museums in occasion of the 400th centenary of Caravaggio’s death. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

David with the head of Goliath.

David with the head of Goliath. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Caravaggio's art

Caravaggio’s art (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Saint Jerome

Saint Jerome (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Caravaggio

Caravaggio (Photo credit: Carmen Alonso Suarez)

The Conversion of Saint Paul

The Conversion of Saint Paul (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Crucifixion of St. Peter by Caravaggio. The ea...

Crucifixion of St. Peter by Caravaggio. The early Christians were persecuted by the Roman Empire (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Assumption of the Virgin Mary, in Santa Maria ...

Assumption of the Virgin Mary, in Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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