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Bernini vs Borromini. Walk around the centre of Rome

Pulcinella will show you the centre of Rome and tell about the dispute between two titans of the Renaissance

What's tour about

This is an unusual self-guided tour around the centre of Rome. Your guide will be the legendary Pulcinella — one of the main characters of the Italian commedia dell'arte!

Pulcinella will tell you about the battle of the greatest architects of Italy — Giovanni Bernini and Francesco Borromini. He will show you the luxurious baroque architecture of Great Rome. And, as you will soon find out, it was a real battlefield for the authority, money and fame.

Pulcinella will guide you along Italian streets and tell how two geniuses of the Italian Renaissance lived, worked and annoyed each other. But remember that this tricky guy wants to confuse you with his tasks. So good luck!

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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vittoria

The tour starts here

1–1,5 hour

walking pace

3,5 km

Approximate tour distance


Language of the tour

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Pulcinella will show you:
— majestic Temple to All The Gods
— the most famous fountains of Rome
— luxurious palace of Pope Urban VIII
— temples and churches of various shapes and colors!

Start at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vittoria

The red marker is the starting point of the tour. You will stay within the circle marked on the map throughout the length of the tour.

Author of the tour

Ekaterina Can't imagine my life without traveling!

Do you want to go on self-guided tour?

Don't be dependent on a guide or a group tour

Take a tour at your own convenience: just go to the starting location specified within the description of the tour. You can start and pause the tour at any time should you want to wander off the guided path and explore on your own

You control the tour

Each tour has built-in maps, so there's no chance for you to get lost. Anytime the weather doesn't cooperate, you can take a break in a nearby cafe. We offer 24/7 online support in your language

All content in your language

Interactive tours are filled with stories from local residents, audio guides, video clips, riddles and augmented reality – you will have a great time!

The most creative and experienced travel experts around the world make tours for you. It will show the city from the local point of view

Turn your journey into an adventure through secret courtyards and breathtaking views. You can explore the city on your own and take breaks any time.

Popular questions answered

How self-guided tours work?
The app will be your personal guide. With help of GPS the app will guide you along the route, show authentic places and tell stories about it. In some tours you will find simple quizes to get learn about the city like in game.
What is different from a guided tour or guidebook?
Unlike a guided tour, you do not depend on anyone. You can pause or go from the route and stop for an aperol at the bar. This is not just a list of places with descriptions, but a well-prepared route with interactive content that make you to interact with the city.
Do I need the internet?
No, the tour is downloaded to the app and works offline. It stays with you even after you finish it, so you can share your impressions with friends.
When can I start a tour?
The tour can be started at any time after purchase, it remains with you forever
Why is it cheaper than a regular tour?
You pay for the whole tour, not the person. Travel alone or with up to 5 people using up to two phones.

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Bernini vs Borromini. Walk around the centre of Rome
Pulcinella will show you the centre of Rome and tell about the dispute between two titans of the Renaissance

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