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  1. Italy
  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Santa Maria della Vittoria

Rome: Gian Lorenzo Bernini Walking Tour

Product ID: 194714
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Explore the architectural and sculptural works of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, having created some of the most important and memorable works of the city of Rome.
About this activity
Duration 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the architectural works of Gian Lorenzo Bernini
  • Visit some of Rome's most renowned churches
  • Discover the history behind the famous Barcaccia and Piazza Navona
Full description
Rome is an open-air museum. Walk some of the most beautiful streets of the city and discover the career and life of one of the greatest artists of all time, Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The tour begins with a visit to one of the most interesting churches in Rome, here see the Ecstasty of Saint Teresa. Finally, reach Piazza Barberini where two fountains built by the artist stand out. Gian Lorenzo Bernini worked with water for his whole life and helped create the Barcaccia, the famous fountain at the Spanish Steps. See the house where he lived for years.

Next, visit the church of Sant' Andrea delle Fratte, which houses two of the angels he made for the Bridge of Sant'Angelo, right in front of the Angel Castle. Even this genius of the Baroque age had his dark moments, as you will discover, while listening to the story of the Pantheon’s bell towers, the Propaganda Fide Palace and the Church of Santa Maria della Minerva. After recalling the hilarious story of the famous marble elephant decorating the center of the square, visit the Church, one of the most beautiful in Rome, and admire two funeral monuments made by the artist.

As a grand finale, walk to one of the most famous squares in the world, the spectacular, baroque and amazing Piazza Navona. With the Fountain of the Four Rivers, Gian Lorenzo Bernini reached a perfect harmony between sculpture and architecture.

Includes
  • Small group tour
  • Entry to churches are free
What’s Not Included
  • Food or drink
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

in front of SANTA MARIA della VITTORIA CHURCH on Via Venti Settembre, 17 Look for a guide with the JOY OF ROME sign

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Please wear modest clothing (covering shoulders and knees) for entry into religious places