National Painting collection, Rome, Italy,

Join me for a visit to Palazzo Barberini, Rome

10 Must-see paintings.

This is the Italy’s  “National Gallery”, with a fine collection of paintings: Caravaggio and much more. Housed in a stupendous palace. I think it is the palace used for the movie Roman Holiday.

Please note, this is a high level offer. Practicalities: I live in Amsterdam, Holland and do NOT run a travel agency.  I do however provide Fabulous international museum tours. The plan is that you contract me for one or more days as your private ‘Professore’ and offer full transport to that city, plus hotel accommodation in the same place you will stay.  Museum opens at 8 AM but that may be a tad too early for us. We will spend quality time together in mornings and early afternoons.

1. Expensive option: You can hire me and I will fly in to be your own outstanding private “Professore”. At your cost, I will fly in especially for you and I will guide you after spending a hotel night. And then a very memorable museum visit or two.

2. Less expensive option: I know many first-rate art historian colleagues all over Western Europe. Therefore I know just the company/guide to arrange an excellent museum visit for you. I work very closely with these art history women and men and they are brilliant.

The Barberini palace was built by architects Maderno and Borromini. The wealthy Barberini family yielded one Pope: Urban VIII.

The building now houses one of the most important painting collections in Italy. one may see Raphael’s portrait La Fornarina, Caravaggio’s Judith Beheading Holofernes and a Hans Holbein Portrait of Henry VIII.

Two Caravaggio paintings side by side.

 

Caravaggio. This boy Narcissus falls in love with his mirror image.

Caravaggio: One of the more gruesome beheadings. Judith and Holofernes.

Caravaggio: A church father writing his thoughts.

Holbein, Henry the Eighth

 

 

Please note, this is a high level offer.

 

 

Business card. The logo refers to Vermeer.

Practicalities: I live in Amsterdam, Holland and do NOT run a travel agency.  I do however provide Fabulous international museum tours.

The plan is that you contract me for one or more days as your private ‘Professore’ and offer full transport to that city, plus hotel accommodation in the same place you will stay. We will spend quality time together in mornings and early afternoons.

Tour by professional Art History scholar with excellent teaching skills. Specialist in Fine art and Design, Architecture and History. VIP entry.

Drs Kees Kaldenbach: „…he is wildly overqualified to be a guide . That is his secret… Trust me on this.” Gabe. Statement made February, 2017.

See the entire International list (Tours outside Holland).