Superior Suites View
The apartments overlooking the internal courtyard are dedicated to Francesco Borromini, one of the most important and extravagant artists of the Roman Baroque. It was the architect favored by Pope Innocent X Pamphilj, who strongly wanted him to his court and entrusted him with the construction of the College in which we find ourselves today. Its architectural structures, more than the classical proportions, echo the "chimeras" (Chantelou): fantasy, esotericism, but above all a great technique, due to its Lombard formation, which also refers to medieval inspiration, make it the undisputed genius of the Baroque.
But it was an unstable and misunderstood genius, so much so that the sudden lack of work and the growing fame of Bernini, his rival in the field, led him to suicide. The antagonism with Bernini relives here at Eitch, where the Fountain of the Four Rivers of the same Bernini is visible from the windows of the main facade of the Innocenziano College, on the opposite side to that of the room in which we find ourselves.