BORGHESE GALLERY AND ITS GARDENS
from/per adult 65.00
(up to 12 PAX)
- Borghese Gallery
- Caravaggio Paintings
- Bernini’ Masterpieces
- Borghese Garden
Easy Access & Smaller Crowds
Enjoy the Borghese Gallery and its Gardens during a relaxing and entertaining small semi-private group tour. With 12 people or less per group, your journey through one of the world’s finest art collections will be personal and slow-paced, always maintaining full interaction with your experienced tour guide. The Gallery limits access to only 260 visitors per session, therefore it is one of the most intimate art experiences Rome has to offer.
The Must-See Highlights of the Borghese Gallery Tour
The tour will start with an introduction to one of Rome’s most beautiful Villa and its gardens. Once inside the Gallery, your expert English-speaking tour guide will bring to life – with entertaining facts and stories – Caravaggio, Titian and Raphael’s paintings, Bernini’s famous sculptures such as: Apollo and Daphne, the Rape of Persephone, the David and many others, making the Borghese collection one of the most impressive art galleries in the world.
In the Footsteps of Bernini and Caravaggio
Scipione was a real connoisseur of art; he loved the “Antique” (ancient Roman statues and mosaics), the “Modern” (Renaissance paintings), as well as the “Contemporary”, such as Bernini’s theatrical statues and Caravaggio’s dark and unconventional paintings.
The cardinal’s strong desire to own the best works of art available on the market pushed him to adopt rather unorthodox methods of acquisition: for example, he sent his guards to Perugia to steal Raphael’s masterpiece the “Deposition of Christ”. And to get his hands on Domenichino’s beautiful “Hunt of Diana,” which had been commissioned by another cardinal, he went so far as to throw the artist in jail to convince him to hand over the precious canvas to the Borghese.
The Borghese Gallery is immersed in the tranquillity and beauty of the surrounding gardens, and thus is a true delight for the senses and one of the most rewarding sites that Rome has to offer.
What to bring
Bringing a bottle of water is always handy on hot summer days. We recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes and if rain is forecasted, bring a small umbrella as well
- Expert & Entertaining English-speaking guide
- Relaxed & comfortable guided tour
- Small groups of 12 people or less
- Tickets, headsets (over 6 people) and reservation fees included
Transportation to and from the tour is not included (but optional at a cost of € 15/person)
Length of the tour:
Approximately 3 hours
65 € Adults
55 € Children (6 -17 y.o.)
FREE for children under 6 y.o.
Meet in front of the entrance to the Galleria Borghese in Piazzale del Museo Borghese 5. Look for a “Together in Rome” Sign!
Available on: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Meeting time: at 02:45pm