Raphael Rome Tour: following in the footsteps of Raphael
Join the Raphael Rome Tour to learn all about Raphael’s life and artwork through the Eternal City.
Accompanied by a professional, English-speaking tour guide, you will visit the most meaningful places in Rome featuring Raphael’s masterpieces.
Highlights of this tour
- Villa Farnesina
- Chiostro del Bramante
- Basilica of Santa Maria della Pace
- Church of Sant’Agostino
- Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
- Starting Time: 10:00 am – 2 pm
- 3 Hours
Villa Farnesina in Trastevere
Your Raphael Rome Tour will start in the heart of Trastevere, one of the historical and most charming areas of the Eternal City. Together, wi will enter Villa Farnesina, a little gem full of priceless masterpieces from the Renaissance. Among its artwork, we will admire frescoes by Raphael in the Loggia of Cupid and Psyche and in the Loggia of Galatea, which will leave you breathless!
Chiostro del Bramante (Bramante Cloister)
Then, we will continue our journey through the Eternal City across the Tiber river, crossing Ponte Sisto bridge. Walking down the charming Via Giulia, a cobbled street lined with an array of impressive buildings and churches, you’ll find yourself in front of Palazzo Farnese. Take your time to admire the facade of one of the most important High Renaissance palaces in Rome before heading to the famous Chiostro del Bramante.
Basilica of Santa Maria della Pace
Enter the nearby Basilica of Santa Maria della Pace, where the famous Raphael’s Sibyls fresco is kept. Marvel at one of Raphael’s most celebrated works, commissioned in 1515 by the Sienese banker Agostino Chigi, one of the most influential men in Rome during the 16th century.
Church of St. Agostino
Next, we will reach the next destination of your Raphael Rome Tour, the Church of St. Agostino. Here you will have the chance to admire another Raphael’s work of notable beauty, “The Prophet Isaiah” frescoes.
End your Raphael Rome Tour at the Pantheon, where the painter was buried, at his request. Marvel at this impressive temple, today a church, and listen to your tour guide who will unveil all the secrets of this mysterious construction.
General Information About This Tour
GENERAL INFO AND RECOMMENDATIONS
The Raphael Rome Tour lasts 3 hours and includes visitation of the following sites:
- Villa Farnesina
- Chiostro del Bramante
- Church of Santa Maria della Pace
- Church of St. Agostino
Please, note that dress code is required inside Rome’s major Churches. Make sure that shoulders, abdomen, or knees are covered. Jeans, and capris are allowed.
I also Recommend comfortable footwear.
Tickets to access Villa Farnesina and Chiostro del Bramante can be bought directly on site.
- The meeting point for the Raphael Rome Tour is set at your hotel downtown Rome.
COMBINE YOUR TOUR WITH
The Raphael Rome Tour can be customized with multiple itinerary extensions, such as:
- Evening Food Tour;
- Rome Squares and Fountains
We had 2 days of walking tours with Nicole. She was the best! She is so knowledgable and provided so much information for us. We have been to Rome several times and always chose a private walking tour. Nicole was one of the best tour guides we ever had. Thanks Nicole for making our trip the most memorable!
Donna Mchale (Chicago, Illinois)
September 13th, 2015
We just arrived home from our 12-day Italian vacation. Hands down, the highlight of our trip was the time we spent with Nicole. She was a fabulous tour guide! Truly, the best one (group or private) we had during our stay. On our first full day in Rome, she met us at our apartment and took us on a 3-hour tour of the Colosseum and Ancient Forum. On our last full day of vacation, we met Nicole again for a tour of the Vatican. Each and every time she took wonderful care of us!
Kwb327 (Washington D.C)
August 1st, 2015
Simply the best way to experience the Vatican in my opinion. Nicole provided a brilliant and fascinating private tour of the Vatican. She had a hard job as our children (9 & 11) were tired, it was hot and busy but she made it so interesting and really engaged with the children understanding completely how much they could take in. They keep talking about the interesting facts they discovered. We knew it would be hard to make such an historic and detailed site interesting but she managed it and the children and we really enjoyed it.
Simon M (Hampton, UK)
August 24th, 2016
Nicole was such a fantastic guide! She is also an archaeologist by trade and as a result has a depth of knowledge which she shares in an easy to embrace manner. She also has access to places others do not. She is young, smart and bubbly. It is obvious she loves what she does and wants to share her perspective. Our two sons in their 20's were fully engaged and entertained by her. We all learned so much even though we weren't looking to.
Bundle11 (New York, USA)
June 7th, 2015
My husband, daughter and I spent a great morning at the Vatican with Nicole. She is a delightful young woman...and also a trained archaeologist with incredible knowledge of Vatican artifacts and artwork. Her enthusiasm for both is contagious! Nicole helped us bypass all of that and we were in in no time! Throughout our tour, she also helped us negotiate our way around large tour groups that clog passageways.
Linda B (Worcester, Massachusetts)
April 30th, 2015
We took a tour of Basilica San Clemente and the Priscilla Catacombs with Nicole and enjoyed it immensely. Not only was she very informative, pointing out all kinds of details we would have otherwise missed, but also very friendly. She spoke clearly and was always open to us interrupting and asking our own questions. When it came to the Priscilla Catacombs, Nicole knew all the staff personally and was able to show us the most important sights and tell stories to bring them to life.
William2424 (London, UK)
March 3, 2015
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