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In the Footsteps of Bernini - Transfer Included

Masterpieces of the Baroque

Category: Thematic Tours
Off the beaten path

Price from: $34

Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)

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The works of this incredible sculptor, architect and painter are spread almost everywhere around Rome. Bernini was an Italian artist and perhaps the greatest sculptor of the 17th century.

He created the Baroque style of sculpture and developed it to such an extent that other artists are of only minor importance in any discussion of that style. When he died at 81, after having served eight popes, he was widely considered not only Europe’s greatest artist but also one of its greatest men. He was the last of Italy’s remarkable series of universal geniuses, and the Baroque style he helped create was the last Italian style to become an international standard. Set off on a tour with your private guide to discover Bernini’s impressive masterpieces.

Start from the Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria, where you will see the famous statue of the Ecstasy of St. Maria Teresa. Stroll around the historical center and reach Piazza Barberini, where you can admire the Triton Fountain and the Fountain of the Bees.

Head to the Basilica of Sant’Andrea that houses the two monumental Statues of the Angels by Bernini. Continue your experience in Piazza del Popolo, dominated by the north gate of the Aurelian Wall, the inner facade of which designed by Bernini for Pope Alessandro VII. Here you will also marvel at Bernini’s architectural plans for the churches of Santa Maria del Popolo, Santa Maria di Montesanto and Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

End your tour with the view of the Bridge of Castel Sant’Angelo. Admire the statues of the Angels holding the instruments of the Passion.

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  • Approximately 3 hours
  • Kid-friendly tour
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Private Tour Only
  • Suggested starting time
    9:30AM or 3:30PM
  • Not available on Sundays
  • Not Included 
    Return Transportation (available upon request) Private Driver throughout the tour (can be arranged upon request) 
Standard itinerary
Santa Maria della Vittoria
Piazza Barberini
St. Andrea delle Fratte
Piazza del Popolo
Bridge of Castel St. Angelo
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Extra Hour


Give yourself the freedom to take it easy- add an extra hour to your tour. With a private guide, you set the pace! If you prefer to spend some extra time to learn more, see more, take more photos, or if you have a large group, adding an extra hour ensures a leisurely tour without rushing to fit everything you want to see into the normal 3 hours.



US$140** Please note: Entrance to the site is optional - Admission tickets will be charged separately.

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Handicraft Workshop - Be an Artist for a Day

US$120** Please note: Experience is intended for up to 6 people. For bigger groups please send us an email.

In the picturesque atmosphere of Via dei Coronari, street of the antiques, you will take part in the workshop of an Italian artist. This activity is fun for the whole family!. You will learn how to make a fresco or a mosaic. Choose a subject, prepare the surface with the plaster, the drawing, and you will use your brush to give life to the images; or make your own mosaic with a natural glue (water and flour) and fasten the marble or the glass pieces (tesserae) on a wooden support, creating your small masterpiece. Take home your creation to make your Roman holidays even more memorable!


Castel St. Angelo

US$140** Please note: Admission tickets are not included and will be charged separately. ($25.00 per person)

As you exit St. Peter’s Square, your guide will lead you along a quiet street that follows ‘Il Passetto’, the passageway connecting the Vatican to Castel Sant’ Angelo, the Pope’s fortress. You can opt to visit the castle for breathtaking views of the city or cross over Bernini’s famous bridge of angels for scenic views of the river. A beautiful addition to the Vatican Tour, Castel Sant' Angelo is a great bookend to your day.

These optional extras can be selected during check-out.
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    Valery M.

    Incredible story about the tail of the Bernini's elephant. The tour related to Bernini is fantastic and Alessandro made it very interesting! thanks eyes of rome!



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    Walter H.

    We are a group of 7 art historians and we want to make the most of our time in Rome. We want to go in-depth with the life of Bernini. However, from your itinerary there isn’t Navona square where I know, there is one of the best pieces of Bernini. Can we add it on Bernini's tour?



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    Customer Support Team

    Dear Walter thank you for reaching out eyes of rome. 

    Our in the footstep of Bernini tour is designed without a stop in Navona Square because we chose to cover other places but if you want to see the square with your private guide you can ask directly to he/she to take you there. You can also consider to add one extra hour to the tour to have a more relaxing visit and to see more places. 

    I hope I have been helpful with this answer and please send us an email at info@eyesofrome.com for further queries.

    Valentina - Eyes of Rome Team



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    Mara Whiteman

    Hi team,

    The first time I visited Rome I fell in love with the style of the great artist Bernini. I loved his fountains (Fountain of the Four Rivers and Triton Fountain), and was amazed at St. Peter’s Square (obviously) and the Twin Churches in Piazza del Popolo. But I have never been inside the basilicas of Saint Mary of the Victory or Saint Andrew. I also heard about two of his most popular sculptures: The Rape of Proserpina and Apollo and Dafne. In which basilica are they and can I add them to a tour?



  • Dear Ms Whiteman,

    Thanks for your interest. I’m a guide on the Eyes of Rome team and I am happy to read about how much you loved Bernini, because he is my favorite artist! The two wonderful statues you mentioned are not located in churches but are both part of the Borghese collection. My advice is to book a tour of the Borghese Gallery, so you will be able to enjoy his sculptures, and then you can add the two basilicas you are interested in as an extension to this tour. All in all it will be about four hours, and at the end you'll be a Bernini expert!



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Info about your In the Footsteps of Michelangelo Tour:

  • Private Tour: This is a private tour – your party only.
  • Tour Time: Approximately 3 hours. Adding optional sites will extend your tour time.
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  • Children Tour for Free: Children aged 17 and under tour free with paying parents. 
  • Dress Code: Modest attire is required to enter churches.
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