Sant’Agnese in Agone, Piazza Navona, Rome
Thursdays at 18:30
Guided visit with live baroque music in one of the most prestigious seats in Rome.
Through the universal language of Music, our itineraries disclose the great masterpieces by Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Bernini and many more artists that have made Rome a unique city in the world. An unforgettable experience, where knowledge becomes intense emotion. You will discover the history and the secrets of immortal works of art while listening to the greatest composers’ music performed using the original musical instruments of that time.
The Itineraries start with an introduction to the works of art of the site, followed by a musical performance, a time window that makes the audience delve into the works through sounds. Music is the nonverbal language par excellence. It is able to demolish linguistic barriers, cancel distances in space and time, stimulate emotions and imagination. It represents the voice of the work itself.
Music in the Bernini's Rome
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.
Once a confirmation code has been assigned to your reservation, we can refund the cost minus a service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee) for cancellations up to 1 week before the event. Cancellations less than one week before your booked event and no-shows are not refundable.