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Baroque Churches of Rome Small Group Tour

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3 hours

Tour Type

Walking Tour

Group Size

Max 15

Meeting Point

Your Hotel

Sacred Splendors: A Semi-Private Exploration of Rome's Baroque and Counter-Reformation

Envision a captivating journey through Rome’s quaint Christian districts, back to an epoch where divine inspiration and human creativity intertwined seamlessly. As part of this semi-private tour, you will explore the grandeur of the Counter Reformation and Baroque churches, where artistry narrates the divine saga to the captivated observer.

In the hallowed chambers of Chiesa di San Luigi dei Francesi, you will marvel at the divine beauty of Caravaggio’s masterful works adorning the chapel walls. Gaze upon the timeless creation of Michelangelo’s ‘Christ the Redeemer’ at Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, a testament to divine creativity, sure to instill awe in every visitor.

The tour unfolds a surreal dreamscape within the captivating confines of il Gesù Church, where an optical illusion waits to challenge your perception of reality. Finally, immerse yourself in the celestial frescos gracing St. Ignatius of Loyola, a testament to human innovation serving divine inspiration.

This semi-private tour is an enriching journey through Rome’s cultural inheritance, handcrafted for discerning travelers seeking a deeper connection with the city’s spiritual and artistic past.

Children under 7 years of age – Free

St. Ignatius Church
St. Ignatius Church

St. Ignatius Church, nestled in the heart of Rome, is a captivating sanctuary that merges grandeur with spiritual devotion. Its breathtaking Baroque facade, adorned with intricate sculptures and ornate details, beckons visitors to step into a realm of divine inspiration.

A fascinating fact about St. Ignatius Church is that the dome, when observed from the perfect vantage point, offers a stunning optical illusion, appearing to extend infinitely into the heavens above. This architectural feat embodies the ingenuity and artistic prowess of the Baroque era, leaving visitors in awe of the seamless fusion of faith and creativity.

San Luigi dei Francesi
San Luigi dei Francesi

San Luigi dei Francesi, situated in the vibrant city of Rome, is a captivating church that bears witness to the convergence of art and spirituality. This Roman Catholic church, dedicated to St. Louis of France, boasts a remarkable artistic legacy that draws visitors from around the world.


One of the most extraordinary aspects of San Luigi dei Francesi is its collection of three remarkable paintings by the renowned Baroque artist Caravaggio. These masterpieces, known as the Contarelli Chapel paintings, depict scenes from the life of St. Matthew and showcase Caravaggio's remarkable skill in capturing human emotion and dramatic lighting.

Il Gesù Church
Il Gesù Church

Il Gesù church, located in the heart of Rome, is a magnificent church that stands as a testament to the grandeur and spirituality of the Baroque era. As the mother church of the Jesuit order, it exudes an air of solemnity and awe-inspiring beauty.

One of the highlights is its stunning interior, adorned with intricate frescoes, gilded decorations, and ornate architectural details. The optical illusion created by the ceiling fresco, designed by Giovanni Battista Gaulli, is a sight to behold, appearing as though the heavens themselves are opening up above.

brilliance, leaving an indelible impression on your soul.

Sant’Agnese in Agone
Sant’Agnese in Agone

Sant'Agnese in Agone is a stunning Baroque church nestled in the vibrant Piazza Navona in Rome. 


Designed by renowned architects such as Francesco Borromini and Girolamo Rainaldi, Sant'Agnese in Agone boasts an exquisite facade adorned with intricate sculptures and decorative elements. 


A fascinating fact about Sant'Agnese in Agone is that it was built on the site where early Christian martyr Saint Agnes was believed to have been put to death. The church stands as a tribute to her sacrifice and devotion, and its name "in Agone" is derived from the Latin "in agonem," meaning "in the place of the contest" or "in the place of martyrdom."

Basilica Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
Basilica Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

Basilica Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, is a remarkable architectural gem that seamlessly combines Gothic and Baroque styles. It stands on the site of an ancient temple dedicated to the Roman goddess Minerva, making it the only Gothic church in Rome.


The basilica's exterior might seem unassuming, but upon entering, visitors are greeted with a breathtaking interior adorned with stunning frescoes, intricate sculptures, and elegant vaulted ceilings. One of its most revered treasures is Michelangelo's Christ the Redeemer, a magnificent marble sculpture that emanates a sense of divine grace.

Santa Maria Della Vittoria
Santa Maria Della Vittoria

Santa Maria della Vittoria is a Baroque church located in Rome, renowned for its sumptuous interior and artistic masterpieces. It's most famous for housing Bernini's extraordinary sculpture, "The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa," which is a highlight of the Cornaro Chapel within the church. Built in the early 17th century, the church was dedicated to the Virgin Mary to commemorate the victory of the Catholic Church in the Battle of White Mountain.

Tour Highlights

  • Expert Insights at your Pace: Led by a seasoned theologian, enhancing historical and spiritual understanding.
  • Personalized & Efficient: Opportunity to delve deeper into the stories and symbolism behind these sacred spaces
  • Full Assistance: Receive undivided attention as the tour moves at a comfortable pace, perfect for savoring each site.

  • Customized tour tailored to your preferences.
  • Headsets available.
  • Engaging, well-groomed guides to enhance your tour.
  • The option for the guide to meet you at your hotel upon request.
  • Transportation costs to and from the tour's meeting point.
  • Water or lunch during the tour.
  • Tips or gratuity for the guide.

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Tour's Location

How many people can join this tour?
  • The tour requires a minimum of 2 people per booking to be conducted.
  • The tour/activity is designed to accommodate a maximum of 15 people.
What should I wear?
  • Comfortable shoes, such as sneakers with cushioned insoles, are highly recommended for walking.
  • Both men and women must cover their shoulders and knees when visiting churches.
What should I bring?
  • Sunscreen and a hat (in sunny weather)
  • A light jacket or layers (in cooler months)
  • A small bag to carry your belongings
  • Cash or credit card for souvenirs, or food
What is not allowed?
    • Large bags, backpacks, but a baggage check is available.
    • Food and drinks
  • Visitors are required to remove their hats when entering holy sites.
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Smoking
Is the tour physically demanding?
  • This tour involves walking, some stairs, and uneven terrain. Visitors with mobility issues may find the tour challenging.
  • We recommend you book one month in advance especially during peak season.
Know before you go
  • Availability varies depending on liturgical calendar, please inquire for specific dates
What is the cancellation policy?
  • For a full refund, tours must be cancelled at least 96 hours prior to the scheduled start time.
  • If a tour is cancelled between 72 and 24 hours before the tour, only the balance amount will be refunded, and the ticket fee will be retained.
  • No refund will be issued for tours cancelled within 24 hours or less of the scheduled start time.
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