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Downtown Rome was heavily remodeled by the Popes between 1500 and 1700 when many new Fountains and Palaces, Churches and Squares were built. Stories of noble families, cardinals and Popes will be brought to life, but also high fashion boutiques and gelato shops will be pointed out. When Rome was the center of all art and culture of modern Europe, painters, architects and sculptors from Norway and Spain, France and Russia, all had to spend some years in the Eternal city. We will view some of the best examples of all Renaissance and Baroque fine arts. This walking tour includes highlights such as : Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, The Pantheon, Navona square, Hadrianeum, and important palaces like the Italian Parliament and the Senate House.