Saturday, January 10, 2009

Rome Walking Tour - Bernini's Baroque Rome

Gian Lorenzo Bernini was born 1598 and is considered the embodiment of Italian Baroque. Join for a walking tour of Bernini's Rome from his early works at the Galleria Borghese to everyone's favorite Ecstasy of St. Teresa to his final years as the architect of the Vatican. Bernini started as a portrait painter but was recognized early as a great talent in sculptor. Bernini strived to unite the three arts, architecture, painting, and sculpture and used different mediums and light to achieve this dream. Enjoy this Bernini walking tour which includes the fountain in Piazza di Spagna and the fountain in Piazza Barberini. Bernini's most famous and most complex fountains may be found in Piazza Navona where he built the Fontana del Moro and the Fountain of Four Rivers.

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