Baroque-Renaissance Rome

Posted on set 25, 2012

Throught Baroque – Renaissance Rome

“Quod non fecerunt barbari fecerunt Barberini”
(“What the barbarians did not do, the Barberini have done”)

Masterpieces by Michelangelo, Bernini, Borromini and Caravaggio can be seen during the tour.
The promenade starts on the Capitoline, one of the Seven Hills of Rome, and the most important, for here in ancient Rome stood the Temple of Jupiter. The impressive square with its three magnificent palaces leads to the Cordonata, the wide staircase that we will descend. Both are masterpieces of Michelangelo.
Walking through the city center, surprises await us around every corner: the Trevi Fountain; the Spanish Steps; the Church of St. Louis with three astonishingly translucent paintings of the life of St. Matthew by Caravaggio; Navona Square with monumental Baroque works by Bernini and Borromini; Campo dei Fiori, the most vibrant Roman square, which abuts three of the most magnificent Renaissance Palaces, the Cancelleria, the Farnese and the Spada with its famous perspective gallery by Borromini.