Discover Rome' Baroque side, and find out one of the nicest, and most charming cities in the world.
You will see Piazza Farnese, with the prestigious view of Palazzo Farnese on your back. Next to it, Campo de’ Fiori, the most ancient open air fruit and vegetable market in Rome: this is the “quintessential square of the Romans”.
Nearby, we will discover Piazza Navona: the Baroque Rome’s lounge, stage for the masterpieces of the two main artists of the 17th century, Bernini and Borromini. Walking along the Senate building, we will get to the Pantheon, round temple par excellence, splendid example for generations of modern and ancient architects.
We will go, then, to Piazza di Pietra, a place that is not well-known, but very charming: it owes its name to the presence of the Tempio di Adriano, whose side (that is almost intact), today has been absorbed by the “Borsa” building.
If the pedestrian traffic allows it, we will get to Fontana di Trevi, surely the most spectacular and famous of Rome’s fountains, that shows the Acqua Vergine, the aqueduct built by Marco Vipsanio Agrippa, in Rome, in 19 b.C. to fuel his Thermae.
We pass, then, in front of Montecitorio, where, since 1871, there is the Camera dei Deputati. From his design, to its present look, the Bulding passed through different phases and interventions made by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Carlo Fontana and Ernesto Basile. Inside, there are works of Rosai, Carrà, De Chirico,Viani, Boldini, Campigli and among the paintings, the Marriage at Cana, of Paolo Veronese school.
Walking through Via dei Coronari, the street of Roman antiques, we get to one of the most famous monuments in Rome: Castel Sant’Angelo, with its cryptic atmospheres. Let' have a look, now, to S. Peter's square perspective, Bernini's masterpiece.