Schools Tour Guidato - The Baroque in Rome

6,00 €


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Students up to 18 years

Departure time: on demande

What's included:

  • Guided tour
  • Guest assistance

What's not included:

  • Transfer from/to hotel (available on demand)

Our tour will start from Piazza di Spagna, at the bottom of the spectacular steps of Trinità dei Monti, right in front of the Barcaccia Fountain, created in 1629 by Pietro Bernini and his son, the famous Gian Lorenzo.Walking through Piazza Mignanelli (which is where Valentino’s ateliers is located), we will reach the Fontana di Trevi , the biggest in Rome, created by Nicola Salvi in 1735: many says that it looks like it leans on one side of Palazzo Poli. The Fountain, already famous all over the world as a masterpiece of late Baroque era, has become a must see thanks to  Federico Fellini’s movie La dolce vita. In the movie, Anita Ekberg takes a bath in the fountain after a crazy night with Marcello Mastroianni. The legend says that whoever toss a coin in the water will  come back to the Eternal City.
After a short walk we will arrive at Piazza Colonna, whose name derives from the Marco Aurelio Column: from here you will admire Palazzo Chigi (House of Italian Government) and Montecitorio (House of the Italian Chamber).In few minutes you'll reach Piazza del Pantheon. The Pantheon is a round building, commissioned by  emperor Marco Vespasiano Agrippa in 27 B.C. It is dedicated to all past, present and future divinities. Moreover, It has been transformed in a christian cathedral in the VII century: it keeps the tombs of some Kings of Italy and the tomb of the painter Raffaello Sanzio.The cupola of the cathedral has a hole in the middle and it is the only light source inside the Pantheon.Wandering through the alleys in the centre of Rome and walking in front of Palazzo Madama (house of the Senate), we will see the church of San Luigi dei Francesi, where we will find three Caravaggio’s paintings, inside the  Contarelli chapel: Saint Mathew's martyrdom, Saint Mathew and the Angel, and Saint Mathew's Vocation.
The tour will bring you to  Piazza Navona. In the ancient times it was the Domiziano stadium where the athletics competition were held. The square's modification  as we see it today is due to the noble Pamphili family, which was Pope Innocenzo X's family  (a descendant of Lucrezia Borgia) who transformed it in a masterpiece of the Baroque era. At the centre there is the magnificent fountain of the 4 rivers (the Danube, the Gange, the Nile and the Rio de la Plata) created by  Bernini. In front of the fountain there is the suggestive Saint Agnes  church  designed by Francesco Borromini, Bernini's rival.
After a good, typical italian coffee break,  we will  proceed to Piazza Campo de’ Fiori, with its famous statue made by Giordano Bruno. He used to be a philosopher sentenced to death in the inquisition era and burned alive in 1600.
Moreover, we will walk through the short via dei Baullari (a street full of small, famous boutiques and restaurants) and reach Piazza Farnese, where you will admire Palazzo Farnese. The building was designed in  500 by designers Michelangelo Buonarroti, Antonio da Sangallo, Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola and  Alessandro Farnese (which became Pope Paul III in 1534) . Nowadays, the building hosts the french Embassy.


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