Accompanied by an expert guide we will explore Michelangelo's masterpieces dispersed throughout Rome, and learn the history and interesting anecdotes about his life.
Michelangelo was considered the greatest living artist in his lifetime, and ever since then he has been held to be one of the greatest artists of all time. A number of his works in painting, sculpture and architecture rank among the most famous in existence. Although the frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel (Vatican) are probably the best known of his works today, the artist thought of himself primarily as a sculptor. For posterity Michelangelo has always remained one of the small group of the most exalted artists, who have been felt to express, like Shakespeare or Beethoven, the tragic experience of humanity with the greatest depth and universal scope.
Start your tour at Porta Pia: the door that was one of Michelangelo's last works. Reach your second destination, the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli, where Michelangelo’s conversion of an ancient bathhouse into a church is regarded a real masterpiece.
Walk down cobblestone streets and reach San Pietro in Vincoli, known as St. Peter in Chains, the church that houses the shrine of Giulio II and Michelangelo’s famous sculpture, Moses. Strolling through Rome’s historic center we will reach Piazza del Campidoglio, a piazza with a unique perspective designed by 'The Master and Father of All the Arts.' Head to Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva where you will see Michelangelo's Cristo della Minerva, also known as the Risen Christ, up close and in detail.
End your tour in the footsteps of Michelangelo with a visit to Piazza Farnese, a piazza dominated by the impressive Farnese Palace designed in part by our artist.