Experience the grandeur and drama of the Baroque
Rome was a ferment of art in the Baroque period, with the two great architects Bernini and Borromini transforming the city under the patronage of the Popes. Painting, sculpture, architecture - all the arts flourished in the service of the church, creating richly dramatic buildings meant to play on the viewer's emotions and amaze the passer-by.
Our first podtour™ starts at the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli, created by Michelangelo out of the baths of the emperor Diocletian. From this church - testament both to the Roman Empire and to the work of the High Renaissance - we visit churches by Bernini and Borromini, the fine Cornaro chapel with the statue of Saint Theresa of Avila by Bernini, the Piazza Barberini with its fountains, and end up at the Spanish Steps. Not forgetting a visit to the House of the Monsters, and some mummified monks.
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