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Bernini v Borromini: Geniuses of the Roman Baroque.

Your Guru: Pedro
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  • Rome
  • Available in English, Spanish, Italian
  • 2 hours

About the Guru

My name is Pedro (Peter), as the name of de saint to whom the city of Rome is dedicated, and ever since I live here I am passionate about art. I study as well as work as a guide, and I love telling stories. If you want to know the story of two of the most brilliant artists in the history of Rome, take a look at my freetour "BERNINI v BORROMINI". For any doubts, don't hesitat... More

My name is Pedro (Peter), as the name of de saint to whom the city of Rome is dedicated, and ever since I live here I am passionate about art. I study as well as work as a guide, and I love telling stories. If you want to know the story of two of the most brilliant artists in the history of Rome, take a look at my freetour "BERNINI v BORROMINI". For any doubts, don't hesitate to contact me.

About the Tour

During the 17th century, Rome was the capital of world art. Baroque art was exported all over the world. And the main authors of this movement were the contemporaries Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Francesco Borromini.

Enjoy on this tour one of the neighborhoods with the greatest presence of the work of these artists: the Quirinale. In a walk of about two hours you can visit some of the most important works of Baroque and Roman art in general. If you are interested in architecture, sculpture, the art world, or if you just want to know a little more about two of the most important figures in art history, this is your tour!

What monuments will we see on the tour?

- COLINA QUIRINALE, where there are so many works by Bernini and Borromini

- ESTASI DI SANTA TERESA (Bernini), in the church of Santa Maria della Vittoria

- SAN CARLINO ALLE QUATTRO FONTANE de Borromini *

- SANT'ANDREA AL QUIRINALE (Bernini)

- PALAZZO BARBERINI, stairs by Bernini and Borromini

- FONTANA DEL TRITONE (Bernini)

- BASILICA DE SANT'ANDREA DELLE FRATTE (Borromini)

- PALAZZO DI PROPAGANDA FIDE with facades by Bernini and Borromini

- PIAZZA DI SPAGNA, (final stop of the tour, connected with the metro line A)

The monuments will be visited from the outside, with the exception of the churches, where entrance is free. The tour does not include the entrance to the museum in Palazzo Barberini.

* Afternoon and Sunay tours do not include the visit to the interior of San Carlino Alle Quattro Fontane, which is closed.

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: In Piazza della Repubblica, next to the subway line A (by the stairs on the right), very close to Termini with a portrait of Bernini raised. It is also easy to reach by bus, lines 40, 60, 64, 170 or H.

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (17)

Merce Rius 11 months

Pedro consigue que el tour sea super interesante y ameno, domina el barroco y sus artistas, en esta caso Bernini y Borromini. Estos creadores representan una de las épocas más importantes de Roma, por tanto recomiendo especialmente este tour. Es una pena que sea tan dificil encontrar este tour en vuestra web.

Response from Pedro
Muchas gracias por el comentario, Merce. ¡Me gustó mucho hacer el tour con vosotras!
Fernando Celdrán Haro 11 months

El tour fue espectacular. Pedro hace que las 2 horas que dura se pasen en un abrir y cerrar de ojos con la dedicación y pasión que le pone. Recomendadísimo para adentrarte profundamente en la vida y obra de estos dos personajes y su importante repercusión en la ciudad de Roma. Un 10.

Response from Pedro
¡Muchísimas gracias, Fernando! Ha sido un placer hacer el tour con vosotros.
Lucía 11 months

La experiencia del tour Bernini vs Borromini fue totalmente recomendable. El nombre del tour me llamó la atención, el reflejo del enfrentamiento de los grandes artistas convertido en tour donde comparar en vivo sus obras y diferencias. Como arquitecta, fue muy interesante dejarme envolver por las explicaciones de Pedro y su visión de las obras. Una anécdota curiosa, cuando estábamos en San Carlino alle Quattre Fontane, una señora se acercó a Pedro y le preguntó si era algún tipo de artista porque verdaderamente tenía totalmente el look!

Response from Pedro
¡Gracias, Lucía! Es un placer contar con una arquitecta en un tour como este!
Ignacio Sánchez 11 months

El tour ha sido muy interesante y entretenido. Muy recomendable, repetiría.

Response from Pedro
¡Gracias, Ignacio!
Belén Gómez 11 months

Estupendo Pedro! Ha sido muy interesante y ameno Me encanta San Carlino!! Muy recomendable conocer la pugna entre ambos artistas viendo sus obras

Response from Pedro
¡Gracias, Belén!

5.0(17) Ratings

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

5.0(17) Ratings