Bernini Walking Tour: in the footsteps of Bernini
The Bernini Walking Tour in Rome will lead you into the discovery of Bernini’s most impressive masterpieces through the Eternal City! Accompanied by an English-speaking tour guide you will learn all about Bernini’s life, see amazing spots in Rome and admire beautiful artwork.
The works of this incredible sculptor, architect and painter are disseminated almost everywhere around Rome. Following this itinerary you will make sure to visit the most impressive and significant works through the city, which is really an open-air museum.
Highlights of this tour
- St. Peter’s Square
- Castel Sant’Angelo from the outside
- Bridge of Angels
- Elephant and the Obelisk Statue (Pantheon)
- Every Day
- Starting Time: 9:30 am – 2 pm
- 3 Hours
St. Peter’s Square
Start your Bernini Walking Tour to follow in the Bernini’s footsteps at St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican City State. Admire the stunning square, the facade of the Basilica and Bernini’s fountain, while learning from your tour guide all the most important facts about Bernini’s life.
Walk through Rome’s cobblestone streets and reach Castel Sant’Angelo. Cross the charming bridge of Ponte Sant’Angelo, also known as the Bridge of Angels, which for many years was used as a passage by Christian pilgrims to St. Peter’s Basilica.
Marvel at the statues of the angles which adorn the bridge, designed by Bernini and his successors. Admire the statues of the Angels holding the instruments of the Passion.
Next, walking across the fascinating Via Dei Coronari, right in the heart of Rome’s city center, you will reach the Pantheon, one of the most impressive attractions in Rome. Here we will stop to see the famous statue “Elephant and the Obelisk” – in Italian “Statua della Minerva”, which was executed by Bernini and probably his assistant Enrico Ferrata.
General Information About This Tour
GENERAL INFO AND RECOMMENDATIONS
The Bernini Walking Tour Rome lasts 3 hours and covers:
- St. Peter’s Square
- Bridge of the Angels and view of Castel Sant’Angelo
- stroll through Via dei Coronari
- view of the Elephant and the Obelisk Statue
Dress code is required inside Rome’s major Churches. Make sure that shoulders, abdomen, or knees are covered. Jeans, and capris are allowed.
I also Recommend comfortable footwear.
No tickets are need for The Bernini Walking Tour
- Meeting point for the Bernini Walking Tour is set at your hotel or apartment downtown Rome
COMBINE YOUR TOUR WITH
The Bernini Walking Tour Tour can be customized with multiple itinerary extensions, such as:
- entrance inside Castel San’Angelo;
- tour of the Borghese Gallery which features several works by Bernini
- tour of St. Peter’s Basilica
- tour of the Vatican Museums
Extensions to this tour must be organized in advance, since they require tickets reservations.
We had 2 days of walking tours with Nicole. She was the best! She is so knowledgable and provided so much information for us. We have been to Rome several times and always chose a private walking tour. Nicole was one of the best tour guides we ever had. Thanks Nicole for making our trip the most memorable!
Donna Mchale (Chicago, Illinois)
September 13th, 2015
We just arrived home from our 12-day Italian vacation. Hands down, the highlight of our trip was the time we spent with Nicole. She was a fabulous tour guide! Truly, the best one (group or private) we had during our stay. On our first full day in Rome, she met us at our apartment and took us on a 3-hour tour of the Colosseum and Ancient Forum. On our last full day of vacation, we met Nicole again for a tour of the Vatican. Each and every time she took wonderful care of us!
Kwb327 (Washington D.C)
August 1st, 2015
Simply the best way to experience the Vatican in my opinion. Nicole provided a brilliant and fascinating private tour of the Vatican. She had a hard job as our children (9 & 11) were tired, it was hot and busy but she made it so interesting and really engaged with the children understanding completely how much they could take in. They keep talking about the interesting facts they discovered. We knew it would be hard to make such an historic and detailed site interesting but she managed it and the children and we really enjoyed it.
Simon M (Hampton, UK)
August 24th, 2016
Nicole was such a fantastic guide! She is also an archaeologist by trade and as a result has a depth of knowledge which she shares in an easy to embrace manner. She also has access to places others do not. She is young, smart and bubbly. It is obvious she loves what she does and wants to share her perspective. Our two sons in their 20's were fully engaged and entertained by her. We all learned so much even though we weren't looking to.
Bundle11 (New York, USA)
June 7th, 2015
My husband, daughter and I spent a great morning at the Vatican with Nicole. She is a delightful young woman...and also a trained archaeologist with incredible knowledge of Vatican artifacts and artwork. Her enthusiasm for both is contagious! Nicole helped us bypass all of that and we were in in no time! Throughout our tour, she also helped us negotiate our way around large tour groups that clog passageways.
Linda B (Worcester, Massachusetts)
April 30th, 2015
We took a tour of Basilica San Clemente and the Priscilla Catacombs with Nicole and enjoyed it immensely. Not only was she very informative, pointing out all kinds of details we would have otherwise missed, but also very friendly. She spoke clearly and was always open to us interrupting and asking our own questions. When it came to the Priscilla Catacombs, Nicole knew all the staff personally and was able to show us the most important sights and tell stories to bring them to life.
William2424 (London, UK)
March 3, 2015
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