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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


  • 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 masterpieces!

What to Expect


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


3 hours


09:00 - 15:30


Meet&Greet at your hotel/accomodation. Transfer to the tour site included




This tour is suitable for kids of all ages


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
  • One Way Transfer from your hotel/accomodation to the tour site
Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • Drop Off back to your hotel/accomodation after the tour (available upon request)
  • Extras

Sites you’ll visit

  • Castel Sant'Angelo Bridge
  • Piazza Navona
  • Spanish Steps
  • Via della Mercede
  • Sant'Andrea delle Fratte
  • Piazza Barberini
  • Santa Maria della Vittoria
  • St. Angel Bridge is one of the most ancient ones of Rome. It is true that it was partly restored and embellished over the centuries, but originally it was commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian in the II century AD. What makes this bridge so unique dates back to mid of the XVII century, when Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the master of Baroque art, embellished it with the statues of 10. Today Baroque and Ancient Roman relive together in this iconic landmark of the Eternal city.
  • Piazza Navona is littered with Baroque masterpieces, including those of the world famous "Bernini" The area was originally used as an Athletics stadium in the year of 80 AD under Emperor Titus, which later turned into the city's market in the 1500's. The square has kept its original shape and the surrounding buildings were erected upon the ancient crowd stand foundations. f
  • A picture with the Spanish Steps in the background is a must do in Rome! This modern monument was arranged three centuries ago in order to find an architectural connection between the Fountain of the Barcaccia on the street level, by Pietro Bernini, and the Renaissance church standing on the top of the slope. The Spanish Steps are unique for their unusual plan and shape designed by Alessandro Specchi and Francesco De Sanctis. Traditional icon of the Italian Dolce Vita, the Spanish Steps cannot be missed during a visit to the Eternal city.
  • Via della Mercede, nestled in Rome's bustling center, is a street steeped in history and artistic significance. Notably, it boasts the Palazzi Bernini, former residences and studio of the famed Baroque master, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, rendering the street an essential piece of Rome's rich cultural tapestry.
  • The church of Sant’Andrea delle Fratte (bushes) is so called because in ancient times it was outside the inhabited area of the city. In 1653, Marquis Paolo Del Bufalo commissioned Borromini to finish the church. The artist designed an oval dome, however it was rejected by the patron and replaced with a circular one on a high tambour. The spectacular bell tower in white marble has a square base and circular columns culminating in the figures of angel caryatids bearing the emblems of the saint. It houses the two Angels (1667-1670) with instruments of the Passion made by Bernini for the bridge, Ponte Sant’Angelo Bridge, which were considered by Pope Clement XI too beautiful to remain exposed to the elements.
  • 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.

Tour description

Embark on an inspiring journey through Rome and trace the footsteps of the renowned Baroque master, Gian Lorenzo Bernini. This guided private tour promises to immerse you in the city's rich artistic and cultural legacy, testament to Bernini's incomparable genius.

Begin with the beautifully sculpted Ponte Sant'Angelo, where Bernini's angelic statues serenely perch, their expressive faces and graceful forms setting an uplifting tone for the tour.

Next, arrive at the effervescent Piazza Navona, where you'll marvel at Bernini's famous Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi. Reside a while, and allow the elegant design and engrossing history to transport you back in time to the vibrant heart of the Baroque period.

Then, ascend the iconic Spanish Steps, an architectural marvel and a hive of activity in the heart of Rome. Mixing architectural beauty and raw energy, it presents a stunning blend of past and present.

Your next stop is the Via della Mercede, home to Palazzi Bernini.

Visit the tranquil Sant'Andrea delle Fratte, where two of Bernini's statues are housed, their intricate craftsmanship standing as a testament to his artistry.

Proceed to Piazza Barberini, graced with Bernini's Triton and Barberini's Fountains - masterpieces of flowing form and dynamic design.

Finally, step into Santa Maria della Vittoria, the sumptuous church hosting Bernini's breathtaking sculpture, "Ecstasy of Saint Teresa". Amid the divine calm, dedicate a quiet moment to taking in the ethereal beauty.

With each destination imparting a piece of Bernini's story, this meticulously curated journey offers a deeply enriching immersion into the artistic spirit of Rome.

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

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  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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