VILLA AND MUSEO BORGHESE AND THE QUATTRO FONTANE CROSSROAD
"An immersion into Baroque art and its peculiar spatial culture and sensibility. We will visit the Villa Borghese, with its majestic building, result of the lust for arts of Cardinal Scipione Borghese, Pope Paul V's nephew: a villa, whose architecture and facade has been conceived as a permanent display for classical sculptures and fragments, today a Museum housing, together with classical Roman pavements coming from the Borghese estates of the countryside, an astonishing collection of sculptural masterpieces from artists such as Bernini (statue of Apollo and Dafne, among the others) and Canova (statue of Paolina Bonaparte). We will continue by exploring parts of the gardens of the Villa Borghese, set up by different additions, from the Baroque to the Neo classical spirit, having our brunch in the Restaurant inside the gardens, nearby the CASA DEL CINEMA.
After the brunch, a short walk along the Via Veneto and up via delle Quattro Fontane will bring us to the Quattro Fontane crossroad, a late-Renaissance and Baroque marvel, with its fountains, statues, and the presence of Borromini's masterpiece, the St. Carlino church. A road junction which is at the same time urban, artistic and architectural.
Duration: 3 and a half hours.
Price: from 80 euro per person. Price includes the guide service in English language with an expert art and architecture historian.
Brunch at Restaurant into Villa Borghese: 20 euro per person (approximately).
Transportation: No vehicles, we will walk.