Caravaggio dies in Porto Ercole the 18th of July 1610, when he had finally reach Tuscany, he feels like he can now redeem the wild life that has so far characterized his person.
In this free land, that looked so full of promises for the future, Caravaggio left some of his greatest masterpieces. In Florence we can find:
- Galleria degli Uffizi – Bacco, Medusa, the Isaac sacrifice.
- Palazzo Pitti – Rest in Egypt, Sleepy Amorino.
- In Porto Ercole there is a memorial stone and an ark which seems to contain some of the same Caravaggio’s bones.
Staying at La Lisa, you can do a daily excursion to Rome (2,5 hours by car or by train) and visit Caravaggio’s places:
- Galleria Borghese – Sick Bacchus, Boy with a fruit basket, Virgin Mary with the Baby and St. Anne, St. Jerome, David with Goliath’s head, a St. John the Baptist.
- Galleria Doria Pamphilij – a Penitent Magdalene, two different views of St. John the Baptist.
- Galleria Nazionale di Arte Antica – Narciso, St. Francis, Judith and Holofernes.
- San Luigi dei Francesi – St. Matthew Vocation, St. Matthew and the Angel and the Passion of St. Matthew.
- Santa Maria del Popolo – St. Peter crucifixion and St.Paul conversion.
- Sant’Agostino – Pilgrims’ Madonna.