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ROME: the ideal tour starts from the historical centre of the city moving by feet. In XX Semptember Street there are the architectural baroque jewels: St. Carlo( made by Barrini) and St Andrea churches; following the fountain of Trevi(masterpiece of Niccolò Salvi), the fountain Barcaccia at the foot of Trinità dei Monti. The St Pietro and Martina's church( made by Pietro cortona) dominates the roman Forum. On Vittorio Emanuele course, rises"St Andrea della Valle" church, one of the most magnificent churches in Rome; it was built from 1591 and 1655, and many romans artists worked on it. The Dom was made by Maderno; the frescos are of Lanfranco, Domenichino, Preti. On Via del Corso we find the church of "St Carlo al Corso", caracterised by the great dome of Pietro da Cortona. In the magnificent P.zza Del Popolo, appear the twins churches of "St Maria dei Miracoli" and "St Maria di Montesanto" ended by Bernini and Fontana. In the garden of the "Palace della sapienza"(Corso del rinascimento) there is the seat of the University and St Ivo church, designed by Borrromini(1642-1660). Near P.zza Navona we advice you to visit St Agnese church, built where ,according to the tradition , the young girl was exposed nak to the public and by a miracle covered by her long hair.Opposite to the church there is "Fontana Dei Fiumi"planed by Bernibi; the four statues are an allegory of the most importatnt rivers known at the time: The Danube, Ganges, Nile and Amazon. Along Corso Vitttorio Emanuele there is also "St Maria in Vallicella Church", beside the magnificent face of the Filippin's oratory (realised by Borrini in 1640).Crossed the Tevere we arrived at "St Pietro", the biggest church of the cristianity. Inside, the baroque's mark is clear, thank to the precious baldachin, made by Bernini, who realised "St Pietro Cathedral": a bronzy contenitor of he real Apostle's Cathedral relics.


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