Borghese Gallery & Its Gardens

Discover the Collection of Italian Renaissance and Baroque Masterpieces and the Secrets of the Borghese Family

Focus

  • Art
  • History

What makes this tour Special

Get your reservation for the most beautiful art collection in the City: no more than 250 visitors every 2 hour can enter this fantastic museum!

Be stunned by the incredible sculptural groups by Bernini and walk a few inches past masterpieces by Raffaello, Tiziano, Caravaggio and many other Italian masters

Enjoy a stroll through the beautiful gardens and breathe a more relaxing Roman atmosphere and possibly reach the Pincio terrace, to enjoy a great panorama over the City

What to Expect

PRIVATE TOUR

Enjoy your tour with your own private tour expert at your party's disposal only

DURATION

3 hours

START TIME

08:30 - 10:30 - 14:30

PICK UP

Meet&Greet at your hotel/accomodation. Private Driver included throughout the tour

NOT AVAILABLE

Monday

KID FRIENDLY

This tour is suitable for kids of all ages

ENTRANCE TICKETS

Entrance tickets are included! Enjoy your tour!

WHEELCHAIRS

Wheelchairs may need to take a slightly alternative path through the Museum.

What's Included
  • Blue badge certified private tour guide
  • Entrance ticket to Borghese Gallery
  • Reservation fees
  • Meet & greet your private guide at your hotel or accommodation
  • One Way transfer from your accommodation to the tour site
Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • Drop Off at your hotel/accommodation
  • Extras
  • Gratuities

Sites you’ll visit

  • Borghese Gallery
  • Borghese Gardens
  • Located within the Borghese Gardens, the Borghese Gallery is a real gem in the heart of Rome- a museum that houses a vast collection of paintings, sculptures and frescoes by masters such as Canova, Caravaggio, Bernini and Tiziano.
  • Being the green lung of Rome, the Borghese Gardens - adjacent to Villa Borghese, are located on the Pincian Hill, close to Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo. Developed in 1606 by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, who wanted to turn his former vineyard into the most extensive gardens built in Rome, they feature 80 hectares of a stunning natural setting that houses beautiful monuments, fountains, and flora.

Tour description

The Borghese Gallery is a real gem in the heart of Rome, a museum that houses a vast collection of paintings, sculptures and frescoes by masters such as Canova, Caravaggio and Bernini. Meet your personal storyteller and start this journey by discovering these incredible masterpieces by the greatest Italian artists and learn all about the Borghese Family, which played a major role in Roman history.

You will have the opportunity to admire Canova's famous sculpture of Paolina Borghese Bonaparte as Venus Victrix, which caused a stir when it became known that the sister of Napoleon Bonaparte posed nude for this work of art. You will also see Apollo and Daphne and the Pluto’s Abduction of Proserpina by Bernini, Raphael's Entombment of Christ, Caravaggio's Sick Bacchus, and Titian's Sacred and Profane Love (also known as Venus and the Bride).

End this tour outside the Borghese Gallery, discovering its Gardens a stunning natural setting that houses beautiful fountains, monuments, gardens and flora.

Useful information

  • Not available on Monday (closed)
  • The first Sunday of each month the entrance is free
  • At the Borghese Gallery, it is not allowed to enter with food and beverages (water included).
  • All kinds of bags, backpacks, umbrellas, strollers and selfie-sticks will have to be left at the cloakroom located in the lobby of the Museum.

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