The newly restored Borghese Gallery is your starting point. With your pre-booked admission, you are guaranteed total access to the masterpieces displayed in this sumptuous Villa-Museum, highlighted by early Bernini sculptures, "The Rape of Persophone", "Apollo and Daphne", and "David".
You continue your tour at the Church of St. Ignazio, the center of the counter-reformation, headquarters of the Jesuits and home to the famous "False Dome". You then discover masterpieces of Caravaggio at the Church of St. Luigi dei Francesi and finish the tour at Navona Square , the site of rivalry between Bernini and Boromini.
The Lecture-Guide explains the philosophies that fueled the splendor, grandeur and sometimes gaudiness of Baroque and links these tenets from Renaissance thought of prior times to the dogma of today's Christendom