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Bernini vs Borromini

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Chris the Guide

  • Locations

    Rome, Lazio, Italy

  • Activities

    Architectural Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    €160 EUR per trip
  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Avg Distance

    2 km

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Daily except Sundays

  • Starting Location

    Via delle Quattro Fontane, 13

  • Price Includes

    Guide service, entrance fees


  • Explore the Barberini Palace.
  • The church of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane.
  • Visit the church of Sant'Andrea al Quirinale.
  • See the church of Santa Maria della Vittoria.


Trip Info

Understand Baroque in a 2-hour walk! Explore the legacy of masterpieces: two geniuses, two different ideas of architecture, one city: Roma

During this tour, you will hear the enthralling story of the rivalry between two men and how it transformed Rome into the most beautiful and modern city of 17th century Europe. Gianlorenzo Bernini and Francesco Borromini really detested each other and the details of their long-standing rivalry will fascinate you.

These two supremely talented men were the main masters of roman Baroque. As we explore their masterpieces on the Quirinale hill you will see reflected in their magnificent works, Bernini’s passion, art as a full theatrical lighting, and Borromini’s genius, the modernity of “chess master” architect. Borromini speaks to your soul, Bernini captivates your eyes. The choice is yours as to who is the ultimate master.

Your adventure awaits!

Chris the Guide

There are illegal guides, bad guides, good guides, funny guides and... there is Chris the Guide. Our Private tours of Rome are designed to lead you to the heart of Rome and arrive at its soul. If you are looking for something authentic to make your visit to Rome an eternal experience, choose us!

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