Baroque Churches Tour

See the exuberance and beauty of the Baroque movement and its communication of theology…

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  • Burial Place of St Paul

    Burial Place of St Paul

  • Papal Basilica of St John Lateran

    Papal Basilica of St John Lateran

  • Basilica of St Mary Major

    Basilica of St Mary Major

  • Apse of San Clemente

    Apse of San Clemente

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Rome Baroque Churches Tour Description

The Baroque Churches of Rome Tour takes you to some of the most beautiful Rome Baroque Churches that are so often left off your average tour itinerary. A perfect tour for pilgrims to Rome or simply for those who love architecture or baroque art, the Baroque Churches of Rome Tour is a great way to explore the history of Rome.

Learn the language of Baroque architecture crafted in the minds of men such as the great baroque artist of Francesco Borromini, Giacomo della Porta, Carlo Moderna, Pietro de Cortona and more. Learn how stone was used to raise men’s minds and spirits to the contemplation of the Divine.

The tour begins at the Ponte Sant' Angelo or 'Bridge of Angels', in front of Castel Sant'Angelo as we cross the bridge and marvel at the 10 angelic statues designed by Bernini where you will learn the ideal behind still drama of stone and how this was transfigured into Baroque architecture.

We then make our way to the church of San Giovanni de Fiorentine - a work of a great Baroque genius in its own right and the resting place of the great Francesco Borromini. From there we visit two magnificent churches design by Borromini - Santa Maria in Valicella as known as Chiesa Nuova, & Sant' Agnese in Agona. Learn how the Counter Reformation was fought not just in words, but in the language accessible to all - art.

Onward to the Dominican Order’s church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva located near the Pantheon. This church is one of Rome’s few examples of gothic architecture aggrandized in the Baroque by the Dominican Religious Order whilst they held in there nearby halls the trial of Galileo Galilei.

Finally we walk over to the two most architecturally influential Jesuit Churches in the world. The first is dedicated to the spanish knight and founder of the Jesuit order San Ignazio Loyola and the second the mother church of the Jesuit order Chiesa del Santissimo Nome di Gesù.


Highlights of this tour include -
  • San Giovani de Fiorentine
  • Santa Maria in Valicella (Chiesa nuova)
  • San Agnese, San Andrea della Valle
  • Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
  • San Ignazio Loyola
  • Gesu

9am every Saturday

3 hours


In front of Castel Sant'Angelo




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Highlights of this tour include -
  • San Giovani de Fiorentine
  • Santa Maria in Valicella (Chiesa nuova)
  • San Agnese, San Andrea della Valle
  • Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
  • San Ignazio Loyola
  • Gesu

Five remarkable tours with fantastic guides

My husband and I were making our first trip to Rome on a four day visit. We wanted to experience as much as we could in that time and it was important to us to experience Rome from the perspective of our Catholic faith. We are so grateful we found Eternal City Tours. What a wonderful, knowledgeable group of people. We did 5 tours - the Coliseum, St. Peter and St. Paul, Baroque Churches, Passion of Christ and Vatican. They were amazing. We learned about history and our faith from tour guides who were serious about their Catholic faith, students of history, theology, or art history and more. Chad, Blitch, James, John, and Andrea were a wealth of knowledge - personable - and often went over and above with personal touches - showing us a favorite coffee shop or restaurant - and helping us find our way at the end by walking with us, taking us to the Metro, etc. Andre's knowledge of art brought so much to the Vatican tour. Our faith was enriched through this experience. And it was fun! Tom made the planning easy - responding to all my questions and emails - and every detail was perfectly planned. When we come back to Rome we will definitely be scheduling additional tours with Eternal City. We highly recommend it.
Reviewed by Kathleen - Florida, USA

Rome Baroque Churches Tour Description

The Baroque Churches of Rome Tour takes you to some of the most beautiful Rome Baroque Churches that are so often left off your average tour itinerary. A perfect tour for pilgrims to Rome or simply for those who love architecture or baroque art, the Baroque Churches of Rome Tour is a great way to explore the history of Rome.

Learn the language of Baroque architecture crafted in the minds of men such as the great baroque artist of Francesco Borromini, Giacomo della Porta, Carlo Moderna, Pietro de Cortona and more. Learn how stone was used to raise men’s minds and spirits to the contemplation of the Divine.

The tour begins at the Ponte Sant' Angelo or 'Bridge of Angels', in front of Castel Sant'Angelo as we cross the bridge and marvel at the 10 angelic statues designed by Bernini where you will learn the ideal behind still drama of stone and how this was transfigured into Baroque architecture.

We then make our way to the church of San Giovanni de Fiorentine - a work of a great Baroque genius in its own right and the resting place of the great Francesco Borromini. From there we visit two magnificent churches design by Borromini - Santa Maria in Valicella as known as Chiesa Nuova, & Sant' Agnese in Agona. Learn how the Counter Reformation was fought not just in words, but in the language accessible to all - art.

Onward to the Dominican Order’s church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva located near the Pantheon. This church is one of Rome’s few examples of gothic architecture aggrandized in the Baroque by the Dominican Religious Order whilst they held in there nearby halls the trial of Galileo Galilei.

Finally we walk over to the two most architecturally influential Jesuit Churches in the world. The first is dedicated to the spanish knight and founder of the Jesuit order San Ignazio Loyola and the second the mother church of the Jesuit order Chiesa del Santissimo Nome di Gesù.

Highlights of this tour include:
  • San Giovani de Fiorentine
  • Santa Maria in Valicella (Chiesa nuova)
  • San Agnese, San Andrea della Valle
  • Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
  • San Ignazio Loyola
  • Gesu

9am every Saturday

3 hours


In front of Castel Sant'Angelo



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Five remarkable tours with fantastic guides
Kathleen - Florida, USA, 02 March 2018

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Five remarkable tours with fantastic guides

My husband and I were making our first trip to Rome on a four day visit. We wanted to experience as much as we could in that time and it was important to us to experience Rome from the perspective of our Catholic faith. We are so grateful we found Eternal City Tours. What a wonderful, knowledgeable group of people. We did 5 tours - the Coliseum, St. Peter and St. Paul, Baroque Churches, Passion of Christ and Vatican. They were amazing. We learned about history and our faith from tour guides who were serious about their Catholic faith, students of history, theology, or art history and more. Chad, Blitch, James, John, and Andrea were a wealth of knowledge - personable - and often went over and above with personal touches - showing us a favorite coffee shop or restaurant - and helping us find our way at the end by walking with us, taking us to the Metro, etc. Andre's knowledge of art brought so much to the Vatican tour. Our faith was enriched through this experience. And it was fun! Tom made the planning easy - responding to all my questions and emails - and every detail was perfectly planned. When we come back to Rome we will definitely be scheduling additional tours with Eternal City. We highly recommend it.
Reviewed by Kathleen - Florida, USA