Since Rome was the capital of the ancient world, the city subsequently was also the protagonist of the Renaissance in Italy, thanks to the renewal promoted by the Popes.
Our tour starts at the Palazzo Venezia, which was one of the first Renaissance buildings in Rome, precisely for a pope: Paul II and will end at Palazzo Farnese, the private residence of pope Paul III, who was the promoter of the excavations on the Palatine and in the Baths of Caracalla. We will visit Piazza del Campidoglio designed by Michelangelo Buonarroti, a wonderful space located on top of the smallest hill of Rome.
Entering in wonderful churches full of history, such as Santa Maria dell’Ara Coeli, we will see the work of masters as Pinturicchio. In the fascinating Ghetto district, we will discover a typical Renaissance house and then we will see the famous Fountain of the Turtles, built in the mannerist style by Taddeo Landini based on a design by Giacomo della Porta.
Continuing in the historic city center, we will gaze at works by Filippo Lippi, Raphael, Rosso Fiorentino, Antoniazzo Romano, Antonio da San Gallo, Baldassarre Peruzzi: the best artists and architects of the time, attracted by the atmosphere of renewal spread by Rome! The tour finishes with a walk in Via Giulia, a monumental road commissioned by Pope Julius II with a stunning perspective.
- Venice Palace: the first Renaissance building in town
- Campidoglio Square and its new design by Michelangelo
- Santa Maria in Ara Coeli church: the chest of Renaissance gems
- The turtles' fountain: the explosion of Mannerism and creativity
- Farnese palace, our last stop
- Design and creation of the tour
- Authorized Guide service
- Archaeologist/Art Historian
- Admission tickets
- Personal expenses