BAROQUE ROME (walking tour)
With this 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.
Itinerary: Piazza di Spagna, Church of St. Andrea delle Fratte, Piazza del Parlamento, Piazza S. Ignazio, Church of Jesus, Church of S. Ivo alla Sapienza, Piazza Navona, Santa Maria della Pace and Santa Maria in Vallicella.
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: not needed;
Transportation from hotel to Spanish Steps (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 quotation.