A walk in the heart of Baroque Rome. Starting from the Trevi Fountain, the monumental celebration of the Virgin Aqueduct, we will walk to Piazza di Spagna to admire the beautiful “Spanish Steps” designed in 1722 by Francesco de Sanctis. After crossing the XIX century Galleria Colonna, we’ll visit then Piazza Colonna, named after the Column in honour of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. We will stroll to Piazza Montecitorio, once a palace, it is now used by the Italian Parliament. From there we will visit the Piazza Sant’Ignazio, beautiful “rococò” square and the Jesuit renaissance church with the illusionist dome by Andrea Pozzo. We’ll enter the Pantheon with its huge ancient Roman dome and the grave of the great Italian artist Raphael. From there the Church of St. Louis of France, with the famous canvases by Caravaggio and the eclectic dome of Saint Ivo alla Sapienza by Borromini. Our tour finish off with Piazza Navona and its famous fountain of the Four Rivers designed by Bernini for the Pope Innocent X Pamphilj. Finally is it time for a Gelato!
Duration: 3 hours
Meeting Point: at you Hotel if centrally located, at Metro Station Spagna
Private Tour Guide Price (per group up to 10 people): €
Entrance Tickets: None
Trasportation: not included, pick up/drop off service from the Hotel available upon request.
HALF DAY BAROQUE ROME – WALKING TOUR
Starting from Piazza Navona, with the famous fountain of the four rivers by Bernini, we’ll walk across the renaissance and baroque centre of the immortal city. Visiting the Pantheon with its huge Ancient Roman dome and the grave of the great Italian artist Raphael to the church of St. Mary of Minerva, with its marble elephant balancing an Egyptian obelisk on his back and the beautiful frescoes and monuments decorating the Church. We will see the Via del Corso and the Seventeenth century Trevi fountain, ending with the Spanish steps.
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