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Rome: Bernini and Borromini Geniuses of the Baroque Tour

1. Rome: Bernini and Borromini Geniuses of the Baroque Tour

We start with the Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria: Hidden behind its elegant façade, this church features a mind-boggling explosion of painting, sculpture, stuccos, marbles, and Baroque architecture. Sculpted angels emerge from the walls and appear to float mid-air – illusionistic paintings brake the boundaries of the walls, catapulting you into a transcendent vision of Angels and Demons. You will marvel at Bernini’s Ecstasy of Saint Theresa, as your guide explains the history behind the most scandalous artwork of the Baroque. This impossibly lifelike statue has shocked and amazed viewers for hundreds of years. Now you can join the legions of viewers who have been enchanted by it as you learn about its gripping story. Ascend the gentle slopes of the Quirinal Hill: Your tour then takes you up one of the Seven Hills of Rome to compare Borromini’s Church of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane with Bernini’s Church of Sant’Andrea al Quirinale. Your guide will help you understand the different styles of the two masters, the more audacious and eclectic Borromini, and the more classical and elegant Bernini. Their different styles reflect opposite personalities, and you will learn all about the artists’ rivalry. Behold their monumental legacy on Piazza Navona: Piazza Navona is quite simply an unmissable stop on any tour to Rome. Here, you will admire Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers and learn about the legends and stories which surround its construction. This is Rome’s most breathtaking fountain – a glorious artistic achievement with horses galloping out of the rushing water and powerful marble giants reclining on rocky outcrops. Opposite the fountain we will see Borromini’s majestic Church of Sant’Agnese and discover how this building represented the culmination of his career. These two competing buildings stand as an eternal testament to the lives, rivalry, and genius of the two great masters of the Baroque.

Rome: City Highlights Private Walking Tour

2. Rome: City Highlights Private Walking Tour

The historic center of Rome is packed with numerous landmarks and genuine works of art, to see all of which may take days if not weeks. This Rome Introduction Walk II highlights some of the key sights emerged during the Renaissance and Baroque periods, comprising some truly magnificent marvels of architecture. Among the featured landmarks here are the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the Fountain of the Four Rivers, and others. The city center of Rome is filled with piazzas, fountains, and monuments world famous…. but each one has a story behind it that you will discover on this tour listening to the fascinating tales of the Eternal City. The guide will take a relaxing stroll of the most important sites in the center of Rome from the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain, to the Pantheon with the tomb of Raphael inside, you will be left in awe of this monumental city. Learn how Raphael really died when you visit the Pantheon, hear about Bernini’s famous feud at Piazza Navona and discover the meaning behind a name at the Spanish Steps. Often referred to as an “outdoor museum”, the streets of Rome are home to some of the city’s finest art. You’ll see the momentous Trevi Fountain, Bernini’s Fountain of Four Rivers and appreciate some of the world’s most impressive architecture in the dome of the it is a best way to get to grips with the orientation, art and history of Rome. Travelling at an easy pace, you’ll never feel rushed.

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Was a great tour, the guide explained to me the sites even the ones off the beaten path. I would highly recommend this for anyone who wants a personal tour that will go at your pace and wants a relaxed tour experience.