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Borghese Gallery Guided Tour
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Borghese Gallery Guided Tour

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142 reviews
Excellent tour. Guide was very knowledgeable. Very helpful when the Galeria is very crowded.
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  • English
  • 2 hours

Enter the Borghese Gallery, one of the best museums in Rome, accompanied by a professional guide and discover its extraordinary art collection including pieces by Bernini, Caravaggio and Raphael.

Itinerary

Head to Piazza Scipione Borghese, in the heart of Villa Borghese, Rome’s most important green-space, where your guide will be waiting for you. Learn about this emblematic park and then follow your guide straight into the Galleria Borghese. Housed in a beautiful villa, it is considered as one of the best private art collections in the world and is one of the capital’s top art museums. Led by a knowledgeable guide, you’ll embark on a 2-hour guided tour.

The Museum’s stunning private art collection was begun by Cardinal Scipione Borghese during the seventeenth century. It consists mainly of paintings, sculptures and antiquities, all of which are wonderfully placed and non-chronological.

Marvel at its numerous masterpieces while you find out about the gallery’s history and the artists’ lives. One of the most important paintings is Raphael’s “Woman with the Unicorn”. The artist included the legendary animal into the portrait of a young woman, who is according to several theories, a family member of the Borghese family. Another highlight is Caravaggio’s “Boy with a Basket of Fruit”. This a clear example of dramatic Tenebrist-style lighting.

The sculpture dedicated rooms are also fascinating, with works of art like Canova’s “Venus Victorious, famous for its realism. Moreover, the nineteenth-century life-size neo-Classical statue portrays Pauline Bonaparte as Venus Victrix. You’ll also admire Bernini’s “David, a Baroque gem.

Once the tour comes to an end, you can stay in the museum and continue your visit at your own pace.

Important information

From 23 October 2018 until 31 March 2019, the activity will include a guided tour of the temporary exhibition of Pablo Picasso, which accommodates 55 paintings by the artist and original photographs from the period. 

Price

Adults Children 8-17 years old Children under 8 years old
US$ 52.5
US$ 41
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 52.5
  • Children 8-17 years old

    US$ 41
  • Children under 8 years old

    Free

* The price varies based on the chosen date

More information

Duration

2 hours.

Language English

The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.

Included

History of Art expert English speaking guide.

Admission to the Borghese Gallery.

Water bottle 50 cl.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (21:00 local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

US$ 52.5
No hidden fees or surcharges

Meeting point

Piazza Scipione Borghese.

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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