Rival Geniuses – Bernini and Borromini

Why do this tour

This is an ideal tour for art and architecture buffs that want to walk off the beaten path.

Highlights of this Tour

  • Fontana di Tritone
  • Ecstasy of Saint. Teresa
  • San Carlino
  • San Andrea al. Quirinale
  • Chamber of St. Stanislaus Kostka
  • Trevi Fountain


Start: Time of the tour will be decided upon booking

Tour lasts: 3 hours

Meeting point: Piazza Barberini at the Fountain of the Triton. Upon request the guide can met you at the hotel.

Tickets: No admission tickets are required for this tour.

Important information: Wear comfortable shoes.

Tour description

Bernini versus Borromini, the fight of the giants. Rome would certainly look differently if these artists hadn’t lived and created here.

Bernini was a talented sculptor and architect with unbridled ambition and great charisma, a real “enfant prodige”. To this day, his works arouse admiration for the perfection of workmanship and something that only “the great” can do – from transform hard marble into ‘the flesh’.

Borromini a talented architect with a difficult character and an irritable and suspicious nature. He didn’t take criticism well, and his outbursts scared off potential commissioners.

Bernini and Borromini met in their youth, while collaborating on the project of the new Basilica of St. Peter. Friends at start soon became enemies because such different personalities and talents couldn’t collaborate but from this rivalry Rome gained in beauty.

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Piazza Barberini, Santa Maria delle Vittorie, San Carilno, San Andrea al. Quirinale, Fontana di Trevi.