While the Renaissance left its mark in Rome, it was truly the art and architecture of the 17th century that by and large defined the modern appearance of the Eternal City.
The 1600s in Rome meant High Baroque, a period characterized by theatrical, florid, and fanciful creations, particularly in the sculpture of stone, whether in the detail of a church, a fountain, or a free-standing statue. The greatest exponent of the Roman Baroque was sculptor-architect-painter Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who left his curriculum vitae virtually strewn about the city, from his masterpieces in St Peter’s basilica to his lesser known but equally impressive works on the opposite side of town.
This special walking tour will take you through the highlights of the 17th century, concentrating mostly on Bernini, but no tour of the Baroque could ignore the work of Borromini, the tormented genius of an architect who created much, but who forever lived in the shadow of the more successful, more charismatic Bernini.
Sights visited: Borghese Gallery (2 hours), the Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria, the Church of Sant’Andrea al Quirinale, and the Church of San Carlino alle Quattro Fontane
Please note that the admission fee for the Borghese Gallery (8,50 euro per person) is not included in the tour price. The admission fee will be paid in cash to the tour guide in the beginning of the tour.
This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Please note that in order to enter the churches shoulders and knees must be covered.
PLEASE NOTE: You can book by giving us your credit card details as a guarantee but the amount stated on the reservation will be paid in cash only to the tour guide.
Cancellation policy: No penalty for cancellations made up to 48 hours in advance. After this term the full amount of the reservation will be charged on the credit card. Your credit card will only be charged if you do not honour your booking.
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