The tour starts from via Cavour and continue towards Piazza San Pietro in Vincoli where you can discover the beautiful church of San Pietro in Vincoli. Inside the church you can admire the first masterpiece of Renaissance art, Michelangelo’s Moses.
Continuing the itinerary we arrive at the Imperial Forums street, the monumental road built by Mussolini. The road cuts in half the archaeological area of the Imperial Forums and at the end of this you will arrive in Piazza Venezia.
Here are two masterpieces of the Renaissance: Venezia Palace, the Renaissance Palace that houses the Museum of Palazzo Venezia and Piazza del Campidoglio, a project by Michelangelo that hosts the City Hall and the Capitoline Museums.
Other Renaissance palaces are located in Piazza Santi Apostoli, just behind the north side of Piazza Venezia. Unfortunately, buildings can not be visited.
From Piazza Santi Apostoli we will continue along Via del Corso, where you can admire Piazza Colonna, an example of Renaissance square commissioned in 1500 by Pope Sixtus V, who placed at its center the imperial column dedicated to Marcus Aurelius.
Continuing along Via del Corso, on the right we will meet Via dei Condotti and the famous Piazza di Spagna. At the top of the Spanish Steps you will find the church of Trinità dei Monti, which houses the famous fresco “La Deposizione” by Daniele da Volterra. From the Spanish Steps take Via di Ripetta.
At the end of Via di Ripetta there is Palazzo Altemps, recently restored, which houses an interesting museum. Next to the Palazzo Altemps is the splendid Piazza Navona, in the center of which you can admire the great Four Rivers foutains.
From here we will continue with a visit to the church of Santa Maria della Pace, built by Pietro da Cortona, which contains a beautiful fresco by Raphael. Adjacent to the church is the Cloister of Bramante, the first Roman palace built by Raphael. From the Cloister continue along the Tiber at the Church of Santa Maria in Vallicella, which contains a fresco by Pietro da Cortona, and Via Giulia built by Bramante and surrounded by Renaissance palaces.
At the end of the road turn left and touch Palazzo Farnese, another Renaissance masterpiece started by Sangallo and finished by Michelangelo, now home to the French embassy.
Crossing the river on Sisto bridge you will arrive at the Temple of Bramante, which is located in the garden of the Church of San Pietro in Montorio.
If you are not tired and you have time, there are other masterpieces of Renaissance Rome entering the Vatican Museums.
After tour is possible to have lunch in a tipical Roman restaurant adiacient the Vatican for tasting the original Reinaissance Roman cuisine.
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