Baroque Art in Rome
Student Trip Abroad & Study History in Rome
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Your student trip abroad to 17thcentury Rome begins today. After checking in to your accommodations, your group will enjoy a tour of the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. Finally, your group will head to the Piazza Navona, home of the Church of Sant’Agnese in Agone overlooking the piazza. Afterward, your group will have a delicious dinner and rest up in anticipation for the day ahead.
Your second day in Rome, your group will rise early for a delicious Italian breakfast and head to the Borghese Gallery for a guided tour. Housed in the former Villa Borghese Pinciana, you will tour the beautifully manicured gardens before heading inside, where you’ll see an amazing collection of works by Italian artists. Many artists of the Baroque Period are displayed here, such as Caravaggio, Bernini and Rubens; as well as painters from previous artistic movements, like the Mannerist Titian and the Renaissance Master Raphael.
On this day, your group will head into the holy city of the Vatican. A guided tour awaits, showing you through the city-state. Your group will visit such iconic places as the St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museum. After a day full of walking, you can enjoy a relaxed dinner and early night; or explore the city and enjoy the nightlife.
Today will begin with a tour of Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza, widely considered to be one of the best examples of Baroque architecture which was created by the architect Francesco Borromini. After, your group will visit the building that started it all, the Church of the Gesù. Mother church to the Jesuits, it opened in 1564 and was designed by Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola and Giacomo della Porta. Finally, your group will visit the Church of Santa Susanna. First consecrated in the year 330 A.D., it was rebuilt from 1585 to 1603 by architect Carlos Maderno, giving it the baroque façade it has today.
On this day, you will visit the Church of Santa Maria della Pace, restored in 1656 through 1667 by the artist and architect Pietro da Cortona. Afterward, your group will head to the church of Santi Luca e Martina, located between the Roman Forum and the Forum of Caesar, as well as being close to the Arch of Septimus Severus. Finally, your group will head to the church of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, the first independent commission of the architect Francesco Borromini.
As your student trip abroad in Rome winds down, your guide will take you to the Palazzo Barberini, home to the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica. After a guided tour of the museum, your group will visit the church of Sant’Andrea al Quirinale, also built for the Jesuits mentioned above by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Giovanni de’Rossi. Finally, your group will visit the church of San Marcello al Corso, built in honor of the Pope Marcellus I by the architect Carlo Fontana, the poster child for the Late Baroque Movement in Italy. Your day will conclude with a delicious dinner, as well as enjoying the nightlife.
On the day of your departure, your group will be able to tour the city and do some last-minute shopping before leaving for the airport to return home.
Rome is a beautiful city, where history finds you at every corner. This student trip abroad gives you a small snapshot of a moment in its history, so join us in for a return to 17th-century Rome in an eco-conscious way.
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