Baroque Rome

Like many artistic currents, when it first emerged the Baroque was distained because considered irregular and inelegant. As often happens, criticism erred, since in Rome as in many other European cities, the Baroque became one of the dominating styles. The tour will begin with the emblem of Baroque Rome: the Trevi Fountain, celebrated in Fellini’s film “La Dolce Vita”. From here we will head to the centre of Italian politics: Palazzo Chigi, the seat of the Government, Montecitorio, the seat of the House of Commons, and Palazzo Madama, the seat of the Italian senate. Continuing on, we will visit the Pantheon, built by the emperor Hadrian in the second century AD, which conserves the largest cupola in the world, then finishing our tour at Piazza Navona, built on the ruins of the ancient Stadium of Domitian with its famous Fountain of the Four Rivers, a masterpiece by Bernini, father of the Baroque.