We can explore Caravaggio’s Baroque Rome and Paintings in Situ whenever you’d like, but we need to keep the three churches’ opening hours in mind:
Over the years, the Church of San Luigi dei Francesi‘s opening hours and days have changed. At the moment, they are Monday through Friday from 9:30 to 12:45 and then from 2:30 to 6:30. (On Saturdays and Sundays, their opening hours are shorter.)
The nearby Church of Saint Augustine opens from earlier than you’ll want to get up until 12:00 and then from 4:00 to 7:30.
The Church of Santa Maria del Popolo opens earlier than Daniella wants to get up until 12:30 and then from 4:00 to 7:00 on Mondays through Thursdays. On Fridays and Saturdays, the church opens early and stays open until 7:00 p.m. However, it’s closed on Sundays.
Dress codes are not stringent, but better safe than sorry. Make sure you can cover your knees and shoulders in a pinch. (Daniella recommends bringing a multipurpose scarf!)
If Caravaggio fascinates you, consider another tour with Daniella that looks at six Caravaggio paintings at the Borghese Gallery! Or check out his repentant Mary Magdalene, saucy Saint John the Baptist, and Flight from Egypt at the Galleria Pamphili, Judith and Holophernes, Narcissus, and John the Baptist at the Galleria Barberini, or the Fortune Teller at the Capitoline Museums!