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Dr. Utr. Iur.

Frank

Van den Broeke

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Tour 3: Rome, Citywalks

Tour 1: Classical Rome

Tour 2

Tour 3: Bernini & Borromini

Tour 4: Caravaggio

Two artist: Bernini & Borromini, Ying & Yang. The hight of the Barocque time. There personal differences, their patrons, their influence on sculpture and architecture, you never can underestimate it. Liberty, Art Nouveau, Frank Loyld, Adolf Loos, and many more were inspired by those two. It is a visit during history from the origin to today. You will love it. Of course, the tour of 4 hrs will not limit us to only those giants, but so much more is to see on the way !

This is probably my most beloved tour. Daily I find new inspiration! Rome is like a carpet. It is not a city like Paris or London ... H.V. Morton in his book, A Traveller in Rome, got to the point: where other cities were bombarded during the wars, Rome is still very much of what it was 500 years ago. Of course, this old city was not made for the traffic we know today, but the last 15 years Rome improved a lot. All beautiful squares who were used as a parking-lot, are now car-free.

And I am so happy they invented the double-deck busses for the tourists. Since we have them, tourists are all concentrated around the Spanish Steps, the Trevi fountain, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the Colosseum and the Vatican. Nobody visits anymore the backstreets of Rome.

Rome isn't that big: from the gate in the Nord (Piazza del Popolo) to the south (Piazza San Giovanni), it is less than 2 miles. During my tours I use only the backstreets (also encountering the highlights of the city) but seeing so much more.

The best time to start is 8:45 am and the tours are lasting until approx. 12:45, some tours can also be conducted in the afternoon. Start is on 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm

You can also ask to combine some tours and having a bit of the best of everything. Click on the framed images for seeing my articles.

Tour 1/B

Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza

Pantheon

Santa Maria sopra Minverva

Sant'Andrea della Valle

Campo dé Fiori

Piazza Farnese

Piazza Navona

Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza

Pantheon

Santa Maria sopra Minverva

Sant'Andrea della Valle

Campo dé Fiori

Piazza Farnese

Palazzo Spada

San Carlo ai Catinari

Piazza Mattei

Ghetto

Piazza del Popolo

Via Margutta

Piazza Spagna

Fontana di Trevi

Piazza Colonna

Piazza di Pietra

Piazza della Repubblica

Bernini Santa Teresa

The images give you an idea of what we are going to visit ... but there is much more !

Piazza Navona

Pantheon

This tour last about 3 hours. It not includes Trevi-fountain and Spanish steps, ... there is only that much that you can say about it. You have to undergo them by yourselves. But the guided tour includes the most interesting part of the city, where people all centuries along lived, being close to the Tiber, the river that delivered the water needed, once the Aqueducts of the Romans were gone.

This tour is 4 hrs. It shows you how the catholic church through art tried to the Reconquista of the lost market to the protestants. I brings us to the civilizations that made Europe what it is today: The Greek-Roman inheritage, the Christian World and Judaism.

This can be a tour on itself, and last approx 3hrs. Combined with the tours above, it covers a full day. Lunch will be provided in one of the restaurants you can find under Wine&Dine.

Done this, only Ancient Rome and the Vatican are left to visit.

Through the backstreets of Rome, we are visiting All the highlights of the City leaded by gossipmongers.

Borromini: San Carlino

Fontana di Trevi

Il Quirinale

Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza

Palazzo Spada

Chiesa Nuova

Extended

Santa Maria del Popolo

Santa Maria del Popolo

Sant'Agostino

San Luigi of the France

San Luigi of the France

San Luigi of the France

Chiesa Nuova

Rarely a painter was so disguised and so praised as Carvaggio (Michelangelo Merisi). We will follow his battle, life and struggle with the authorities.

We will experience his pain, and deep faith walking from the church Santa Maria del Popolo and finishing in the church build by Saint Philip Neri: Santa Maria in Vallicella, the Chiesa Nuova.

We will discover who were his friends, and who his enemies.

Whawh! that's a lot in 4 hrs.

What influences he had, we will also discover during our walk when we stop at other classics of Rome.


It is a morning tour (excluded on Sundays) because too many churches involved. Starting usually at 8:45 am

There are a lot of images on this page. They clarify the itinerary: follow the pictures in the order presented

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