In the Footsteps of Bernini Private Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

Rome, Italy

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more

Learn about the artwork and architecture of Gian Lorenzo Bernini during this private tour in Rome. Follow in the artist’s footsteps during a walking tour that includes visits to major landmarks including Piazza Barberini, Piazza del Popolo, and the Basilica of Sant’Andrea. See Bernini’s sculptures, fountains, and architectural plans.
  • Maximize time in Rome with a private tour
  • Learn about Rome’s art and architecture
  • Discover Bernini’s sculptures and fountains with a guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off are included

Professional Licensed Blue Badge Tour Guide
Private Walking Tour
Fully narrated tour
Hotel pickup and drop-off via Uber/Taxi (centrally located hotels - within Aurelian Walls)
Transportation between sites
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Province of Rome, Province of Rome, Lazio

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up from Hotel (if centrally located - within the Aurelian Walls)

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Stop At:  
Piazza del Popolo
Piazza del Popolo is a large urban square in Rome. The name in modern Italian literally means "People's Square", but historically it derives from the poplars (populus in Latin, pioppo in Italian) after which the church of Santa Maria del Popolo, in the northeast corner of the piazza, takes its name. The piazza lies inside the northern gate in the Aurelian Walls, once the Porta Flaminia of ancient Rome, and now called the Porta del Popolo. This was the starting point of the Via Flaminia, the road to Ariminum (modern-day Rimini) and the most important route to the north. At the same time, before the age of railroads, it was the traveller's first view of Rome upon arrival. For centuries, the Piazza del Popolo was a place for public executions, the last of which took place in 1826.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Fontana del Tritone
The fountain was commissioned by Pope Urban VIII. It is Bernini's first work of this genre but it already shows the characteristics of his later fountains. Gian Lorenzo Bernini brought the fountain sculpture from the villa to the city, from the natural to the social setting. With him, the sculpture is conceived in relation to the water, to its ceaseless flow, to its shape and course, and thus it becomes one of the "symbolic forms" of the Baroque. The Triton Fountain is composed of four dolphins whose tails mesh together to support an enormous shell on which stands a muscular triton blowing for all he is worth into a conch. The intention behind the fountain was to create a water display that would provide an architectural reminder of the water supply provided by the Acqua Felice acqueduct commissioned by Urban VIII. What the Pope needed was a water supply for his new residence and the surrounding area. Bernini invested this practicality with a symbolic dimension.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo
The church is one of the oldest parishes of Rome, and represents a splendid example of Renaissance architecture, a treasure waiting to be discovered.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Piazza Barberini
Named after the Barberini family, Piazza Barberini is especially renowned for its centerpiece, the Fontana del Tritone, which was designed by the sculptor Bernini.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Santa Maria della Vittoria
Santa Maria della Vittoria (English: Saint Mary of Victory, Latin: S. Mariae de Victoria) is a Catholic titular church dedicated to the Virgin Mary located in Rome, Italy. The church is known for the masterpiece of Gian Lorenzo Bernini in the Cornaro Chapel, the Ecstasy of Saint Teresa. The church is in the Rione Sallustiano, on number 98 via XX Settembre, where this street intersects with Largo Santa Susanna. It stands to the side of the Fontana dell'Acqua Felice. The church mirrors the Church of Santa Susanna across the Largo. It is about two blocks northwest of Piazza della Repubblica and Teatro dell'Opera metro stop.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Palazzo Pamphilj
Palazzo Pamphilj, also spelled Palazzo Pamphili, is a palace facing onto the Piazza Navona in Rome. It was built between 1644 and 1650. Since 1920 the palace has housed the Brazilian Embassy in Italy, and in October 1960 it became the property of the Federative Republic of Brazil[1] in a purchase negotiation led by Ambassador Hugo Gouthier de Oliveira Gondim.[2]
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilica di Sant'Andrea delle Fratte
Sant'Andrea delle Fratte is a 17th-century basilica church in Rome, Italy, dedicated to St. Andrew.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Fontana dei Libri
The Fountain of the Books (Fontanella dei Libri) was built close to the Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza University in the center of Rome. The fountain was designed by Pietro Lombardi, who had been assigned to construct various fountains for a number of districts.
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

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