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Borghese Gallery Tour

All-Inclusive Price:

  • Euro 200 for 1 Guest
  • Euro 50 Each Additional Guest
  • Free (Children 5 and under)

Highlights:

  • Bernini
  • Canova
  • Caravaggio
  • Raphael
  • Titian
  • Villa Borghese
  • Tickets & Reservations

Tour Start Time:

  • Varies*

Meeting Point:

  • Borghese Gallery
    (details provided in automatic confirmation email)

Tour Duration:

  • 3 hours


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.

Borghese Gallery visits are limited to 2 hours which provides us with an excellent opportunity to explore the Villa Borghese park itself which has a very interesting history in itself. In 1605, Cardinal Scipione Borghese, nephew of Pope Paul V and patron of Bernini, began turning this former vineyard into the most extensive gardens built in Rome since Antiquity. The Villa Borghese along with two other expansive parks in Rome, Villa Ada, and Villa Pamphili, help Rome earn the title of "Greenest City in Europe." This is a park where Romans come to withdraw from the city noises and be embraced by nature. If you're looking for a break from the city while on your visit to Rome, this is where you'll want to spend a few hours. You'll find people strolling with friends, biking with family, drinking a cappucino, jogging, going for a paddle boat ride on one of the Villa's small ponds, and picnicking.

*We request your flexibility as tickets depend on the gallery's availability which tends to book in advance. We encourage you to reserve several weeks in advance if possible. Note that The Borghese Gallery is closed on Mondays.

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