Baroque Rome

Bernini versus Borromini

The artist’s aim is to amaze; unable to do so, he had better mind a stable.” Baroque art: the effects of the Catholic Counter Reformation on art and architecture in Rome.

  • Maria della Vittoria
  • Palazzo Barberini (exterior)
  • Carlo alle Quattro Fontane
  • Andrea al Quirinale
  • Andrea delle Fratte (exterior)
  • Collegio di Propaganda Fide

The Symbols of the Baroque

The Baroque style, with its  theatricality, enchantment, and illusoriness, is what has given Rome its famous appearance. This walk takes in all the magic seduction of its spectacular squares and fountains.

  • Piazza del Popolo
  • Piazza di Spagna
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Piazza Colonna
  • Piazza Sant’Ignazio
  • Piazza del Pantheon
  • Piazza Navona

Light in the Shade

Caravaggio and the Baroque go hand in hand: a fascinating walk in the steps of the most emblematic and controversial figure of the 17th century.

  • Santa Maria del Popolo
  • Palazzo Borghese (exterior)
  • Vicolo del Divino Amore
  • Agostino
  • Luigi dei Francesi
  • Ivo alla Sapienza
  • Piazza Navona
  • Agnese in Agone

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