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Eyes of Rome

Rome: In the Footsteps of Bernini Tour

Retrace the path of this incredible sculptor, architect and painter who created the Baroque style of sculpture

Focus

  • Art
  • History
  • Religion

What makes this tour Special

See Baroque Rome through the eyes of its unparalleled sculptor and architect Gianlorenzo Bernini, whose masterpieces extensively shaped the Eternal city.

Discover the plots of the Papacy in XVI Century and understand the open (and hidden) links that lay between art and power thanks to the life and problem of this great artist.

If you are an Art History lover or especially interested in architecture, marvel at the huge compendium Bernini left for posterity in his stunning buildings, fountains, and much more!

What to Expect

PRIVATE TOUR

Enjoy your tour with your own private tour expert at your party's disposal only

DURATION

3 hours

START TIME

09:00 - 15:30

KID FRIENDLY

This tour is suitable for kids of all ages

WHEELCHAIRS

Wheelchairs may need to take a slightly alternative path through the city center.

What's Included
  • Blue badge certified tour private guide
  • Reservation fees
  • Meet & greet your private guide at your hotel or accommodation
Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • Drop off back to your hotel/accommodation after the tour (available upon request)
  • Extras

Sites you’ll visit

  • Rione Colonna
  • Piazza Barberini
  • Santa Maria della Vittoria
  • Santa Maria Maggiore
  • This is the III district in Rome's historic center and it takes its name from the honorary column of Marcus Aurelius, erected for the triumph of the Emperor over Germanic populations, at the end of the II century AD. The main churches you can visit are San Lorenzo in Lucina and Sant'Andrea delle Fratte. This is where Bernini and Borromini lived the most part of their time in Rome. The district houses also the seat of the Italian Government and Parliament.
  • A famous square in Rome with heavy ties to the Baroque age due to the large Palazzo Barberini located on the square, home to the National gallery of Ancient Art, the biggest collection in Rome. As a centerpiece to the Piazza, there is the Fontana del Tritone, a beautifully sculpted fountain by Bernini.
  • Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the church is mostly known for holding the masterpiece of the Ecstasy of Saint Teresa within its Chapel. The statue was crafted by Gian Lorenzo Bernini between the years 1647–1652 and created controversy due to the expressions depicted within the perfectly worked face within the marble sculpture.
  • One of only 4 Major Basilicas of Rome and the largest dedicated to Saint Mary was built between 422-432 under the instruction of Pope Celestine the first. The mesmerizing mosaics covering the triumphal arch and nave gave a model for future representations of the Virgin Mary.

Tour description

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 PopoloSanta 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.


Useful information

Appropriate clothing is highly recommended. Please be aware that the access to holy sites requires a strict dress code. Churches are part of the itinerary. Shoulders and knees have to be properly covered.

Full Refund Cancellation Policy

Eyes of Rome has two policies with full refund terms.
The policies are included and non-optional.
  1. Dolce Vita policy is applied on all Standard Bookings placed more than 72 hours from the date of the event. We provide all our customers with Refundable Terms up to 72 hours from the date of the event for any reason. To apply for a refund including where your tour is cancelled or changed by Eyes of Rome®, please contact our customer service team at info@eyesofrome.com.
  2. Peace of Mind policy is applied on Selected Bookings and on all Bookings placed within 72 hours from the date of the event. We provide all our customers with Refundable Terms so if you are unable to attend your booking due to unforeseen circumstances outside of your control you may be entitled to a refund - please see our full set of Refundable Terms and Conditions here. To apply for a refund, please find the instructions on how to apply in the booking confirmation email you received after payment.

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