"I think I am beginning to learn something about painting." − Tiziano Vecelli, better known as Titian (said while he was in his 70s)
The Borghese Gallery is home to one of Rome’s finest art collections; the gallery is housed amidst the green gardens of the city' principal public parks, the Villa Borghese. Within this park, we find a beautiful villa built in the 17th century. It is here we we find the excellently kept artworks of some of the finest artists which Italy ever produced: Bernini, Canova, Caravaggio, Raphael and Titian.
This walking tour will regal your senses with Renaissance and Baroque paintings as well as history’s most inspiring sculptures. We will explore the stories behind the artworks and the commissions for several pieces including Bernini's breathtaking, Apollo and Daphne, Caravaggio’s David with the Head of Goliath, Titian’s Sacred and Profane Love , and other masterpieces. With your guide, you will learn how the Borghese Gallery was created, who its collectors were, and how the Louvre now owns some of its pieces.