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The Borghese Gallery, Rome

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"One of the most beautiful museums in Italy, if not the world ..."

Cardinal Scipione Caffarelli Borghese was especially a collector of antique sculpture, but was also a patron of contemporary artists and commissioned work from, amongst others, Caravaggio, Bernini, Domenichino and Rubens.

It was to house these works of art and to have a venue for his summer parties and musical evenings, that work began in the early 1600's on the Galleria Borghese - no corners were cut in the construction, and the palace is a celebration of the splendours of the ancient Roman Empire.

The building was sold to the Italian government in 1902, along with the entire Borghese estate and surrounding gardens and parkland.

Included with your tickets is an e-book guide to the Borghese Gallery, written by two prominent Italian Art Historians and available to download as epub (for iPad and iPhone, Android, and many ebook readers), mobi (for Kindle) and PDF for pretty much everything else.

Finally, the 'Exhibition' or 'No exhibition' tickets ... if there's no special exhibition at the time of your visit, the ticket costs slightly less than it does if there IS one. If there's a special exhibition, you have no choice but to pay for this marginally costlier ticket, irrespective of whether you intend to view said exhibition or not. Again, our system will automatically present you with the appropriate choices.

How to make advance reservations for the Borghese Gallery, Rome.

Borghese Gallery ticket (includes e-book guide)

The Borghese Gallery, situated in the spectacular Villa Borghese, houses the collection of Cardinal Scipione Borghese.

Here you'll have a chance to see some of Italy's most important paintings and sculptures, with works by Caravaggio, Bernini, Rafael and Titian as well as important classical pieces.

Included with your tickets is an e-book guide to the Borghese Gallery, written by two prominent Italian Art Historians and available to download as epub (for iPad and iPhone, Android, and many ebook readers), mobi (for Kindle) and PDF for pretty much everything else.

Borghese gallery semiprivate tour

This tour consists of a group of no more than 8 people and offers the chance to enjoy the unique collection of the Borghese Gallery in the company of an expert art historian.

This semi-private tour lasts 3 hours and is conducted in English. You'll get a introduction to the history of the Borghese family and have the chance to appreciate the marvellous sculptures and paintings collected by Cardinal Scipione Borghese. These include Canova's statue of Pauline Borghese, Bernini's David, Apollo and Daphne, as well as works by Raphael, Rubens and Titiano. The tour runs on Friday and Sundays and includes skip-the-queues entrance and headsets.

Borghese Gallery Private tour

An official private guided tour of the Borghese Gallery in the company of a dedicated English speaking tour guide. The tour lasts around two and a half hours and will consist of you and your party alone.

Tours are run by the gallery itself, so you'll be gaining a real insider's knowledge of both the history and contents of this most fascinating collection and building. These are exclusive tours, and the price reflects this, but they do include an officially licensed guide, skip-the-line tickets, headsets, all entrance and reservation fees, and, again, this tour will comprise just you and your party, nobody else.

Borghese with Guided visit (90 minutes)

An official guided tour of the Borghese Gallery as part of a group of no more than 25 people. The tour lasts around 90 minutes and is available in English or Italian.

Tours are run by official staff and, once you've collected your tickets, you'll be shown where to go to wait for and meet the guide.

So you'll be gaining a real insider's knowledge of both the history and contents of this most fascinating collection and building.

Tours (in English) run Tuesday to Sunday at 9.00 AM ,11.00 AM or 1.00 PM.
If you fancy taking part in an Italian language tour, they run Monday to Saturday at 11.00 AM, 3.00 PM or 5.00 PM - on Sundays it's every 2 hours from 9.00 AM until 5.00 PM.

[Additional Borghese Gallery links]: Visitor information, Opening times and how you'll get your tickets, Borghese Gallery location map, Google map

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CB, United States
18th Oct 2017
I have only praise for tickitaly!
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WP, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
8th Sep 2017
One of the highlights of our visit to Rome. The sculptures are magnificent!
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TL, United States
27th Aug 2017
Very interesting tour
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VV, Australia
22nd Jun 2017
The Borghese Gallery is an incredible place, there is so much confined in the one gallery. The only problem is that the tickets sell out so you need to book well in advance!
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KAR, Germany
21st Jun 2017
it was a great visit
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KA, Canada
11th Jun 2017
Great visit