Discover the lesser known art and architecture of Bernini and Borromini on a 3-hour walking tour of Rome’s Baroque churches. Go to the church of Santa Maria della Vittoria, San Carlino alle Quattro Fontane, and Sant'Andrea al Quirinale.
What to Expect
Explore the lesser known art of 2 of Rome’s most significant artists and architects on a walking tour of the city center.
Known for his grand designs at St. Peter’s, Bernini also sculpted an exquisite life sized Saint Teresa in Ecstasy at the 17th-century church of Santa Maria della Vittoria. Once inside the church, you will also see other art of great importance, including altarpieces by Guercino and Domenichino.
Continue to the church of San Carlino alle Quattro Fontane, dedicated to the former Archbishop of Milan, Carlo Borromeo. Built between 1634 and 1644, it was the 1st independent commission for Francesco Borromini, and his 2 main objectives were to make the most of the limited space available, and keep within a small budget.
Next, go to the small church of Sant'Andrea al Quirinale, built between 1658 and 1678 by Bernini. Characterized by a single central oval plan, the structure shows off various architectural tricks that were borrowed from the theater to make the most of the limited space.
Back outside, end your tour on beautiful Piazza del Quirinale, where panoramic views of Rome await.
- Pick-up from your accommodation in Rome
Know Before You Go
• Cancellations up to 3 days before the date of the tour are entitled to a full refund. No refunds for tours cancelled less than 3 days prior to the tour
• Please wear comfortable shoes as the tour involves a lot of walking, and don’t forget your sunglasses
• Customers should have their own insurance policy that covers all activities of the tour