BAROQUE ROME 2 – The rivalry between Bernini and Borromini (walking tour)
With this private tour you’ll learn about the Roman Baroque, a period of artistic style that used exaggerated motion and clear, easily interpreted detail to produce drama, tension, exuberance, and grandeur in sculpture, painting, architecture, literature, dance, theater, and music. The style began around 1600 in Rome, and spread to most of Europe.
The popularity and success of the Baroque style was encouraged by the Catholic Church, which had decided at the time of the Council of Trent, in response to the Protestant Reformation, that the arts should communicate religious themes in direct and emotional involvement. The aristocracy also saw the dramatic style of Baroque architecture and art as a means of impressing visitors and expressing triumph, power and control.
In particular the tour we’ll be focused on the rivalry between two geniuses of the Roman Baroque: Bernini and Borromini.
Itinerary: Church of St. Maria della Vittoria, Church of St. Carlino alle Quattro Fontane, Church of St. Andrea al Quirinale, Palazzo & Museo Barberini.
Duration: approx. 3 hours;
Meeting point: clients’ hotel in Rome;
Meeting time: 9.00 AM; 3.00 PM;
Private guide: included;
Radio whispers (for groups larger than 3 people): included;
Entrance fees: included;
Transportation from hotel to St. Maria della Vittoria (taxi service; about 15 Euros total): not included.
The tour is private: for your party only!
No lines to get in to the sites!
Contact us for a quoatation.