A visit to view Jesuit lay brother Andrea Pozzo’s spectacular trompe l'oeil ceilings and frescoed walls in the Church of Saint Ignatius of Loyola is a highlight of tours that focus on Rome’s baroque monuments and artists. In addition to Saint Ignatius, these tours generally include the churches Saint Andrew of the Thickets (Sant'Andrea delle Fratte), Saint Louis the French (San Luigi dei Francesi), and works by Caravaggio, Bernini, Michelangelo, and Raphael. You can also pair a visit to the church with a walking or Segway tour of Rome’s top attractions, including the Colosseum, Pantheon, and Trevi Fountain.
The Church of Saint Ignatius of Loyola was built in honor of the founder of the Jesuit order by the Jesuits themselves in the 1560s. Used as a private chapel for the Collegio Romano (the first Jesuit university) until 1650, the church was then expanded and finally consecrated in 1722, and today is considered among the most important baroque churches in Rome.