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This is a walking tour and we will be covering a lot of ground, so make sure you bring your walking shoes.
Sitting in Rome's most popular gardens, you'll find the beautiful Villa Borghese. Designed by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, a nephew of the pope, to serve as the family's mansion in the 17th century.
You'll first be introduced to pieces which formed the foundation of the collection. Acquired by Cardinal Borghese are Raphael's 'Deposition of Christ', Titian's "Sacred & Profane Love", and many more.
Ever seen a statue carved by an 11 year old? This is supposedly how old Gian Lorenzo Bernini was when he performed his first work for the Borghese Cardinal!
At the age of 25 Bernini is already established as one of the greatest artist ever, and works like this, besides telling an incredible story, will earn him a nick-name "Michelangelo of Baroque"!
Ancient Roman poet Virgil spoke about it his "Metamorphosis", but no one has ever captured the essence of this mythical story quite like Bernini has.
Your expert guide will tell you the stories surrounding the turbulent life and everlasting legacy of Caravaggio in a room entirely dedicated to the Italian genius’s paintings!
400 years ago, this would be the equivalent of a horror movie. Caravaggio brings us one of the most stunning portrayals of the Biblical story!
Once your tour of the Borghese Galleries has come to an end, you will explore the famous gardens that served as the courtyard of the Borghese residence.
We will walk by the famous horse racing track in the middle of the park.
Before we move on, you will have a chance to gaze at the city from the edge of the park and enjoy one of the most spectacular views of the city!
The "People's Square" would be the first site of Rome for the majority of visitors for centuries!
In the Piazza you will have a chance to take another iconic Roman photo, that of the churches of Santa Maria dei Miracoli and Santa Maria in Montesanto.
Legend has it that on this spot emperor Nero was buried, and for centuries his ghost would torture the surrounding area, until a church was built by the pope!
You will see the Renaissance Basilica dedicated to Saint Augustine of Hippo, one of the earliest Christian saints. This basilica hides some incredible pieces of art and also some intriguing stories.
Before continuing our exploration of the masterpieces by the artists that have made Rome once again the center of the World, there will be time for a quick cafè. Who knows, perhaps even a gelato...
Built as church for the local French community, it still today is the National church of France in Rome, and it's most famous for being a "mini Caravaggio museum".
Today, this is one of the favorite 'piazzas' in all of Italy, and it boasts of one of the most spectacular fountains in the world!
Learn about the life and work of amazing artists and innovators such as Caravaggio and Bernini.
Join our highly educated and passionate team of guides, consisting of art historians, phd archeologists, and architects that truly love what they do.
Forget the crowds. This experience extracts you from the teaming masses, keeping it authentic and local so that hoards of tourists don't ruin your day.
We will explore many churches where you will witness some of the most famous and inspiring works by the worlds most renowned artists.
One can walk down the streets of Rome and admire ancient ruins, feast your eyes on the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, echoing the glory days of the empire. But Rome isn't all about about decaying ruins of Millennia ago. It was the popes of the Renaissance that decided to rebuild the "Eternal City" to it's ancient glory. This makeover was completed in the epoch of the Baroque, when artists of the caliber of Bernini, Borromini, Caravaggio, Della Porta and many others made the city once again the most beautiful place in the world!
The Roman Guy's Baroque Rome Private Tour: Day with Bernini and Caravaggio starts in the most perfect venue, the Borghese Gallery. Once our visit to the gallery ends, your guide will walk you through the Villa Borghese, the beautiful park surrounding the gallery. The tour will then proceed through some of the most beautiful parts of Rome, covering exceptional churches adorned by the works of some of the greatest artists ever to grace this city with their talent. In the end, you will finish in one of Rome's most beautiful squares, ready to ponder on your day's adventures, over a plate of pasta, and a glass of vino!
This museum was originally built as the mansion of the Cardinal Scipione Borghese where he often held very grand parties and, at first glance, you'll understand why it may be the most perfect setting for gatherings. Our english-speaking local art & history expert will take you on a guided tour through the Cardinal's extravagant house as you admire all the masterpieces and treasures that have been collected there over the centuries. A perfect fit, the house was designed with the artwork in mind and visa versa.
From some of the most celebrated works by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who was present around the Borghese family since the age of 11, to some of the greatest works by the legendary Caravaggio, Raphael, Correggio and Titian, there is no better way to appreciate Italian art than in a Borghese Gallery guided tour.
Villa Borghese is one of the most beautiful parks in all of Rome, and it will help you understand even more, how powerful the Borghese family was back in the day. After all, this gorgeous public park was the back yard to their palace, aka the Borghese Gallery you had just visited!
"Angels & Demons" Church
We will stop at the Santa Maria del Popolo church. Inside, we will explore some of the works by Raphael, Bernini and Caravaggio. This church is also renowned for being a location mentioned in the famous novel "Angels & Demons" by Dan Brown. Before moving on, you will see one of Rome's most recognizable squares, Piazza del Popolo!
After a quick stop in the piazza, we will hop on a taxi that will bring us to another gem, the Saint Augustine's Church, where we will discover some more great works by our favorite artists! Before we move on, we will make a necessary stop for an energy shot, aka. a caffè break. Your guide will bring you to a local bar for a typical shot of Italian espresso.
San Luigi dei Francesi
After our break, we will continue by seeing of the finest collections of Caravaggio's paintings, in the national church of France, San Luigi dei Francesi. This is the national church of France in Rome, and one can simply walk inside and
This action packed tour will finish in Piazza Navona, one of the most beautiful squares in all of Italy, boasting 3 fountains on which Bernini worked on, including the absolute masterpiece, the "Four Rivers Fountain"!
This tour is ideal if you are looking for an alternative to a standard walking tour around the center of Rome. You will see some incredible churches, a fantastic painting gallery, and walk around some of the most suggestive piazzas and green areas of the Eternal City. At the end of the tour, depending on the time of the day, you will be able to sit down for a lunch or dinner.
*We will do our best to accommodate your request, but due to availabilities given by the Borghese Gallery, we may have to move the start time of your tour for another time slot. The Borghese Gallery is constantly lending out artwork to exhibits all over the world. The collection is so grand you can hardly notice, but do not hold The Roman Guy responsible if a piece of artwork that you wish to see is not there.** Our expert guide will do everything possible to follow the full itinerary! However, due to events, street and church closures that sometimes occur in Rome, it may be necessary to change the route slightly. *** At one point of the tour we are required to use a taxi for a 5 minute ride, and the cost is NOT included in the price. Gelato and coffee are included in the price of the tour.
In front of the Borghese Gallery
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The Roman Guy offers a 95% refund on cancellations made more than 72 hours prior to your tour taking place. Cancellations made within 72 hours of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.