Borghese Museum Private Tour
DURATION: 2 hours
DEPARTURE TIME: 10am or 4pm
FREQUENCY: Tue – Sun
MEETING POINT: Borghese Gallery Museum entrance – Piazzale del Museo Borghese, 5
Get lost in artworks by Bernini, Caravaggio, Rubens and Domenichino, among others. The Borghese Gallery Private Tour provides a more detailed look at Cardinal Scipione Borghese’s very special art collection, considered one of the most beautiful worldwide. The gallery is set on two floors and boasts works of art spanning from paintings to sculptures and antiquities.
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The Borghese Villa is one of the most beautiful residences of Rome and was built in 1613 by Cardinal Scipione Borghese. The intent was to invite Roman society and to delight his friends with a splendid collection of precious works of art, both ancient and modern.
The Galleria Borghese houses a substantial part of the Borghese collection of paintings, sculptures and antiquities, begun by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, nephew of Pope Paul V. Scipione Borghese was an early patron of Bernini and an avid collector of works by Caravaggio. He was particularly interested in antique sculptures, but was also driven enough to patronise modern artists and commissioned works by Caravaggio, Bernini, Domenichino and Rubens.
The Borghese Villa has been modified and extended through the years, and was eventually sold to the Italian government in 1902 along with the entire Borghese estate and surrounding gardens and parkland.
Galleria Borghese houses 20 rooms across two floors and a visit encompassing everything on display will take a total of two hours. The main floor, mostly devoted to sculpture and Roman antiquities of the 1st to 3rd centuries AD, has a consistently breathtaking decorative scheme.
1-2 people: €175
3-4 people: €155
5+ people: €135
children (4-17 years old): €119
We ask that you arrive 10 minutes early and have noted that time on your voucher already. This will allow you to have time to go through security, get your headset and check items carried if needed, as entrances are strictly timed and the doors will be closed for late arrivers.
The Borghese Gallery is Closed on Mondays.
– For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the starting time of the experience
– Full refunds are not possible for cancellations made after the 24 hours