About Podtour of Santa Maria del Popolo
Throw away the heavy guidebook and awkward map and explore your destination like a local. Go on and explore the city with an audio guide. Its easy to use fun affordable and informative. Stay in control of the tour by setting the starting time and the pace and by deciding what you want to see and how long you wish to spend at each stop. Just select and download the audio guide of your destination sync your iPod or MP3 player and start exploring the world like never before! Santa Maria del Popolo is a microcosm of the history of Rome - and a fine introduction to Roman Renaissance and Baroque art. Located where the ancient Via Flaminia enters the city its a Renaissance church which was updated by Bernini in the seventeenth century but still retains much of its original decor. Theres a marvelous private chapel illustrated by Pinturicchio with pastel colored frescoes of great elegance and charm and theres the High Renaissance chapel of the Chigi banking family by Raphael which was completed by Bernini. If you want to understand the difference between Renaissance and Baroque styles you only have to look at this chapel and all will be made clear! Add to this two of Caravaggios most dramatic religious paintings loads of skeletons and skulls and a gate built to welcome a Swedish queen to Rome - you wont regret spending half a day touring the church and its environs with our Podtour. Includes - Audio guide download Excludes - Audio guide player Language English Please Note - Instructions for audio guide download will be provided upon booking.