An enormous role in the formation of Italian baroque has been played by the Vatican and the catholic church, which in proof of its grandeur created temples of captivating appearance. It is the architectural concepts of the temples erection that became the basis of the baroque style. Later baroque started to be used in the construction of the public utilities and living quarters.

One of the most famous and impressive architectural ensembles in Italy is the biggest construction of the Vatican — St Peter’s Basilica. Several generations of great masters worked at its creation: Donato Bramante, Raphael, Michelangelo and Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

Sant’Andrea al Quirinale is one more example of the Italian baroque architecture. This church is the piece of architecture created by the great master Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

Ca’ Pesaro in Venice is a marble palace in baroque style with its facade facing the Grand Canal. The erection of the palace was started in the middle of the 17th century under the supervision of the architect Baldassare Longhena and was completed only in 1710 already by Giovanni Аntonio Gaspari.

The church Santa Maria in Portico Campitelli built in-situ of the most ancient temples is the creation of the architect Carlo Rainaldi, one of the most outstanding Roman architects of the XVII century.