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Art of Illusion, the Jesuit Tour

art walk

Art of Illusion, the Jesuit Tour

Paused through June 14. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English
art walk

Art of Illusion, the Jesuit Tour

art walk

Art of Illusion, the Jesuit Tour

Paused through June 14. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

This experience is a walk through the “Jesuit district” of Rome to get in touch with the fascinating history of the Order, but it is also an art of illusion experience as we will admire masterpieces of the Baroque Age created to capture our eyes and make us see a new reality. Get ready because vaults will move, paintings will seem to break into the buildings, curves will look to be corners and flat surfaces will appear rounded and high. We will start our visit admiring the vault and the fake cupola of the church of St Ignazio. The impression will be powerful, but to understand his skills and the true meaning of this illusionary technique, known as anamorphosis, we will continue discovering the painted corridor of St Ignatius’s rooms located into the House of the Order, just 5 min. walking distance . We will end with the Gesù church watching the surprising Macchina Barocca spectacle. Above the tomb of Ignatius, surrounded by art and music, we will experience the spectacular appearance of the massive silver statue of the Saint floating straight to Heaven. Catholic art has never been so entertaining…

Your host

Learn more about Christiaan

Christiaan

Hi! I am Christiaan, an art,history and food lover born and raised in Rome. I am an official licensed tour guide of the City and I am graduated in History of Christian Art in Italy and at the Vatican.

Where you'll be

We will start visitig the church of the Jesuit University: St.Ignatius. We will later enter the Casa Professa, the main monastry of the Order to visit the perfectly preserved rooms of St.Ignatius. We will then walk into the mother church, the Gesù, to watch the Baroque show known as Macchina Barocca

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Since we are visiting churches bring something to cover shoulders and knees

What to bring

Something to cover shoulders and knees, good shoes and a lot of curiosity

More tips

Anamorphosis is a distorted projection or perspective requiring the viewer to use special devices or occupy a specific vantage point (or both) to view a recognizable image.

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Art of Illusion, the Jesuit Tour
New experience
$34/person
New experience
$34/person