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Borghese Gallery (Galleria Borghese) Tours

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Rome’s Borghese Gallery (Galleria Borghese), housed in a former villa of the eponymous family, houses a large part of the family’s vast collection of antiquities, paintings, and sculptures. Its 22 rooms across two floors showcase many important pieces including paintings by Titian, Raphael, Caravaggio, and Rubens. The city of Rome acquired the Villa Borghese in 1903, opening its collection and gardens to the public. The 1911 World Exposition was held in the park and some of the various countries’ pavilions still exist. 

The Basics
Advance reservations are required to visit the Borghese Gallery and numbers are limited at any given time, so it’s best to book tickets in advance. Travelers can book skip-the-line tickets, a private or small-group tour, or opt for a Segway tour of the greater Borghese Villa. Art historians often lead small-group tours, which add context to the artwork you’re seeing. Even without a tour, you will feel the impressionable impact of Raphael’s The Deposition and Caravaggio’s David with the Head of Goliath, two of the museum’s most famous works.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Borghese Gallery is a must-see for art lovers in Rome.
  • Even with a required advance-purchase ticket, there can be long entry lines. To avoid the wait, consider a private, skip-the-line guided tour.
  • The Borghese limits the number of people who can enter and the time they can stay (two hours), so it’s a great place to enjoy fine art and avoid the crowds found at most Roman art museums.
  • Wi-Fi is free to all visitors.
  • The Borghese features accessible restrooms and a small elevator to the second floor.

How to Get There
The Borghese Gallery is in central Rome, located within the Villa Borghese. You’ll find the Villa Borghese up the Spanish Steps on the path to the left. You can catch Metro Linea A to Flaminio in the Piazza del Popolo, from which the museum is located up the hill.

When to Get There
The Borghese Gallery is open from 8:30am to 7:30pm Tuesday through Sunday. Like most Roman attractions, the Borghese is at its busiest in summer. It’s best to purchase your ticket for early in the morning, as that is often when it is quieter.

The Borghese Family Effect
The Borgheses were a powerful Italian family who rose to prominence and wealth after one member became Pope Paul V in 1552 and gave power and titles to many family members. One such was the pope’s nephew, Cardinal Scipione Borghese, who built the Villa Borghese and Borghese Gardens in the 17th century to hold parties and house his private art collections. He was a patron of the famous artist Bernini, so many of Bernini’s sculptures—including Apollo and Daphne and David—are held in the Borghese collection. 
Address: Piazzale del Museo Borghese, 5, 00187, Italy
Hours: Open Tues - Sun 8:30am - 7:30pm
Admission: €22 for adults
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Borghese Gallery Private Tour

Borghese Gallery Private Tour

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Enjoy a bespoke introduction to the highly acclaimed Borghese Gallery during this private, art historian-led guided tour. Learn the unique histories behind the stunning, Renaissance and Baroque-era collections, and come face-to-face with iconic masterworks. Skip-the-line admission tickets are included, plus optional audio headsets as needed.
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Villa Borghese Tour and Bioparco di Roma Entrance Ticket

Villa Borghese Tour and Bioparco di Roma Entrance Ticket

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Take a tour of Rome’s Villa Borghese gardens with a local guide, and then visit the city zoo of Bioparca di Roma at your leisure. It’s a combo experience that has something for all the family. Check out the park’s Elizabethan-esque playhouse, and hear the history of the sprawling gardens, which date back to the 17th century. At a time that suits you, use your Bioparco di Roma ticket to see tigers, lions and more at the ever-popular zoo.
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Borghese Gallery & Caravaggio in S.ta Maria in Popolo, Baroque Rome Private Tour

Borghese Gallery & Caravaggio in S.ta Maria in Popolo, Baroque Rome Private Tour

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For an in-depth experience of baroque Rome, treat yourself to a private art history tour led by an experienced historian-guide. Visit the Borghese Gallery (Galleria Borghese) to see its renowned collection of art and statues, and then wander through the gardens of Villa Borghese, down to Piazza del Popolo for a tour of Santa Maria del Popolo, a 15th-century church home to two works by Caravaggio. Throughout this experience, enjoy the personalized attention that comes with a private guide.
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Villa Borghese Tour and Picnic

Villa Borghese Tour and Picnic

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Take a tour of Rome’s third largest city garden, Villa Borghese, and enjoy a delicious picnic in the park during this half-day tour. Stroll through the 80-hectare space and admire pond, the statues, the terraces, and of course, the beautiful plants. Visit the Terrazza del Pincio and enjoy a delicious lunch while taking in the scenery of the park.
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Skip-the-line: Borghese Gallery Private Tour

Skip-the-line: Borghese Gallery Private Tour

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Marvel the Borghese Gallery and the Secret Gardens at your own pace on a Private Tour with skip-the-line admission tickets. Design your itinerary exclusively with the guide and visit one of the world’s most beautiful Art Museums hosting the works of extraordinary artists. Admire Caravaggio’s most important paintings like “Young sick Bacchus” and “ Boy with a Basket of Fruit”; Bernini and Canova’s magnificent sculptures’ collection, boasting works like “Apollo and Daphne”, “David”, “The Rape of Preserpina” and “Paolina Bonaparte”. Of course you also won’t miss out on Raffaello’s “Entombment of Christ”. Be led through the marvelous rooms of Casina Borghese, with its splendid frescoes, and discover the secrets, the stories and the painting techniques concealed behind the masterpieces of one of the world’s most beautiful art museums. This is something you cannot miss when you visit Rome. Rest assured that your guide will be the perfect host.
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Skip-the-line Borghese Gallery Guided Tour of Bernini Caravaggio & Raphael Works

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Skip-the-line Borghese Gallery Guided Tour of Bernini Caravaggio & Raphael Works

Maximize time at the Borghese Galley with a guided tour including skip-the-line access. See a variety of Baroque and Renaissance art including masterpieces by Bernini, Caravaggio, and Raphael. Learn about the stories behind the art and the artists throughout the semi-private tour, limited to 10 people.
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Skip-the-line Borghese Gallery & Gardens Guided Tour Rome - Private

Skip-the-line Borghese Gallery & Gardens Guided Tour Rome - Private

Discover the treasures of the Borghese Gallery—home to works by Caravaggio and Titian—in the company of an art historian guide on this tour. The tour is either private or with a small group of up to eight people and, with skip-the-line access to the gallery, you can spend more time exploring the gallery than waiting outside.
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Rome Segway Tour Villa Borghese

Rome Segway Tour Villa Borghese

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Explore the Villa Borghese gardens, one of Rome’s loveliest parks, on this Segway tour. With the ability to cover more ground than a walking tour but still be outside, a Segway is the ideal way to experience this peaceful respite above the bustling streets of the Eternal City. Following a guide, you’ll cruise down shady pathways, admire fountains, enjoy the Lake Gardens and check out Piazza di Siena. Numbers are limited to eight people to provide a small-group experience. Select a departure time when booking.
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Villa Borghese Bike Tour in Rome

Villa Borghese Bike Tour in Rome

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Breathe in the beauty of Villa Borghese, Rome’s largest public park, on a guided bike tour. This monumental complex of gardens takes its name from 15th-century art patron Cardinal Scipione Borghese and boasts the stately Gallery Borghese art museum, a picturesque lake, ornate monuments, and ancient ruins. Pedal around highlights including the magnificent Lake Gardens, fountains, statues and temples, and the elegant gallery, home to works by Caravaggio and Bernini.
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Best of Rome

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Cover all the main sights in Rome in a single day on this private "best of" tour. With private transportation and a guide dedicated to your group only, it will be easy to make your way around the city in an efficient way. The itinerary is flexible, but will typically include the Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain, the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, the Vatican Museums, and St. Peter's Basilica. This is a great option for those short on time in Rome.
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Borghese Gallery - Skip the line tickets inlcuded - Private Tour

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At the beginning of the 17th century, Cardinal Camillo Borghese became Pope Paul V and gifted his nephew, Cardinal Scipione Borghese, acres of land just outside the ancient Roman walls. Scipione Borghese saw this as the perfect place to construct a residence for his only real passion - his works of art. This is where the story of the "queen of all private art collections in the world" begins. In 1899 the Rothschilds wanted it, but fortunately an agreement never reached, and the three years later the Italian state would buy the residence, the collection, and the gardens. Rome, Rome, Rome, Rome, Rome, Rome, Rome, Rome. - An experience away from standard 'ordinary' tours, a unique way of seeing the real Italy. - Only licensed guides both fun and experienced.
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Golf Cart Tour admiring the beauty of Rome!

Golf Cart Tour admiring the beauty of Rome!

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We will explore the city by driving through some of the most beautiful sites in Rome with a large, eco and comfortable Golf Cart! We can stop at each site and admire its beauty, take photos (we are also excellent photographers), visit monuments, fountains and admire the panorama of this wonderful city. During the tour we will take you to enjoy coffee or ice cream (at your expense). We will spend 3 hours together and we are sure that we will have fun !!!
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Barefoot in the Park: Your Ultimate Organic Picnic in Rome

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Take a break from sightseeing and treat yourself to a gourmet Italian-style picnic in one of Rome’s most beautiful parks. Choose to dine with friends in the idyllic Borghese Gardens; relax during a family lunch at the magnificent Villa Pamphili gardens; or impress your loved one with a romantic sunset picnic. Everything is included in your specially prepared hamper, so you can lay out your picnic blanket, pour a glass of Prosecco and feast on fresh organic salads, homemade cake and traditional Italian delicacies such as frittata and prosciutto.
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Gems of Rome-Ebike tour with Gastronomy Experience

Gems of Rome-Ebike tour with Gastronomy Experience

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Cover ground quickly with this half-day e-bike tour in Rome!  Start with a typical Italian breakfast of cappuccino and a pastry, then head out on an e-bike to zip through several scenic neighborhoods including Aventino hill.See popular landmarks such as the Colosseo and the Fontana di Trevi. Led by an art historian guide.This experience also includes tipical Italian ice cream .
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Golf Cart Tour Rome

Golf Cart Tour Rome

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We will explore the city driving through some of the most beautiful places in Rome with an ecological and comfortable golf cart. We can stop at each site and admire the beauties, take photos (we are also excellent photographers), visit monuments, fountains and admire the panorama of this wonderful city. During the tour we will take you to try coffee or ice cream (at your expense) We will spend 3 hours together and we are sure that we will have fun!!!!!!!
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Galleria Borghese tour semiprivato

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Galleria borghese è uno dei musei più affascinanti, uno storico dell'arte e guida vi condurrà alla scoperta dei capolavori della scultura italiana (Canova, Bernini),della pittura (Raffaello, Caravaggio, Tiziano), facendovi leggere ogni opera con una prospettiva unica.
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Voice of Rome Panoramic Experience

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Borghese Gallery Guided Tour

Borghese Gallery Guided Tour

The Borghese Gallery is one of the most popular attractions in Rome, and the number of visitors allowed in each day is restricted. Make sure you don’t miss out by joining this guided tour with an art historian guide, who will help you understand everything you see on display. The impressive collection of art is housed in a 17th century mansion with beautiful gardens that are also worth exploring.
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Private Guided Tour in Borghese Gallery

Private Guided Tour in Borghese Gallery

Meet your Tour Guide near the entrance of the Museum and enter with the skip the line tickets to follow a well-studied itinerary that will allow you to discover masterpieces. After that, you will have a wonderful walk through the Villa Borghese Gardens and to the Pincio Terrace with its breathtaking and romantic view of Rome.
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Borghese Gallery Private Tour

Borghese Gallery Private Tour

We introduce you to Rome’s hidden gem, the Boghese Gallery. Set in the idyllic greenery of the Borghese Park, this is one visit art lovers cannot miss. Raphael, Bernini and Caravaggio are displayed in at their finest, set in an original baroque mansion, forming a breathtaking excursion through their works. In this relaxing private tour, you will skip the queues with your specialist guide. Arrive directly inside the gallery and unveil some of the most beautiful artworks you might ever see in your lifetime.
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Skip-the-line Borghese Gallery & Gardens Tour Rome - Semi-Private 12ppl Max

Skip-the-line Borghese Gallery & Gardens Tour Rome - Semi-Private 12ppl Max

Explore the Borghese Gallery and Villa Borghese gardens on a tour that shows you what it was like to live as an Italian noble in Rome. You'll see the art collection that's now housed in the former residence and wander through the manicured gardens while listening to stories about the artwork and the people who once lived here. While still a popular attraction, Villa Borghese offers a bit of an escape from the rest of central Rome's crowds.
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Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery and Gardens Small-Group Tour with Transport

Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery and Gardens Small-Group Tour with Transport

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Enjoy skip-the-line access to one of Rome's best art collections with this small-group tour of the Borghese Gallery. Join a professional guide for a tour of this important museum, which is usually fully booked ahead of time, housed in the former Borghese villa. Meet your guide in front of the gallery entrance or choose pick-up at your Rome hotel. Group size limited to a maximum of 15 people to make sure you get personalized attention from your guide.
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Borghese Gallery Museum and Park Guided tour for Kids and Families

Borghese Gallery Museum and Park Guided tour for Kids and Families

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On this private tour, explore the highlights of the Galleria Borghese’s world-renowned art collection—and bring along the whole family. Meet your guide, a trained art historian, in the afternoon; skip-the-line tickets mean you’ll head inside without delay. See masterpieces by artists the likes of Bernini, Raphael, and Caravaggio. In addition to discussing the stories behind the artworks, your guide will share games and activities to keep young visitors engaged. Your tickets also include entry to the Villa Borghese’s picturesque gardens.
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