Borrowed But Never Baroque! Bernini & 17th Century Rome
The buoyant spirit of the Baroque still animates the Eternal city despite the many sacks, disasters and upheavals that have taken place since that glorious age. This tour can start with the Galleria Borghese, where, thanks to a gifted artist and a visionary patron, the Baroque was born. Then it traces the great flowering of both active and contemplative artistic design that marked this dynamic era. Bernini and Borromini, facing off on the Quirinal Hill, are but one example of the drama that permeated the urban scene, the spirituality and the art of this age.