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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.
How to make advance reservations for the Borghese Gallery, Rome.
Choose a date and we'll show you the tickets that we have available.
Do remember that dates are in European (day-month-year) format, and that the Borghese Gallery is always closed on Mondays.
Tickets are fully inclusive and are all 'skip the line' tickets.
Borghese Gallery ticket
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.
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.
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.
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