Architecture, music, and art meet to create an enthralling combination in the heart of Baroque Rome. The magnificent church of Sant'Agnese in Agone was built in the 17th century overlooking the Piazza Navona. It is considered the jewel of Baroque architecture, and was designed for Pope Innocent X by the major architects of the time: Rainaldi, Borromini, and Bernini. Gianlorenzo Bernini's work is a ubiquitous architectural presence in Rome – and he also the designed the notable Fountain of the Four Rivers, located in front of the church. The church has recently been restored, and hosts the “Music in Bernini's Rome” Itinerary - a guided visit followed by a live Baroque music concert in one of the most prestigious and unique performance places in Rome.
Where: Sant’Agnese in Agone, Piazza Navona, Rome
When: Thursdays at 6:30pm
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Enjoy a rich date with history – discover the magnificent 17th century church of Sant'Agnese in Agone. It overlooks one of the main urban spaces in the historic center of Rome – the Piazza Navona. The church was built by Pope Innocent X, whose family palace is adjacent to the basilica. The church was named for the early Christian Agnes who was martyred here when the square was still the stadium of Domitian. Under the guidance of an art history expert, you'll discover the details of Sant' Agnese's architecture and art, Bernini's sculptures, and the frescoed tambour supporting the church's dome.
A live orchestra will perform the glorious music of the day on original Baroque instruments. There is nothing quite like hearing the creations of the greatest composers of the time in a space so suited to it. The program includes works by Girolamo Frescobaldi, Claudio Monteverdi, Giulio Caccini, Lelio Colista, Andrea Falconiero, and others. Music is the nonverbal language par excellence, cancels distance in space and time, and stimulates emotions and imagination – so immerse yourself in the artistic climate of a unique era as you complement the sight of superb works of art with the pleasure springing from live music and song.
Price per person: € 20.00
Free admission for children under 6 years of age.
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