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Key Details

City: Rome


Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins


Start Time: Times vary

Highlights

  • Discover Renaissance art in its original home: a stunning 17th century mansion

  • Enjoy works by Bernini, Raphael, Caravaggio, Canova and more

  • Borghese Gallery tickets are difficult to get - yours are guaranteed

Tour Description

A collection as manageable as it is beautiful

The Borghese Gallery tour takes you inside one of the most spellbinding art museums in the world. Located in the 17th century home of Cardinal Borghese, it houses the art of the Cardinal himself - collected, commissioned (and even stolen!) during his lifetime. Since this is a private residence and not a sprawling palace, the Borghese Gallery is particularly manageable. During your 2.5 hour visit, you'll see all of the rooms and even have time to delve into the stories behind the artworks.

In the company of an art historian guide, you'll see paintings by Caravaggio, Titian, Canova, and Raphael. Your guide will help you to interpret these masterworks, so you won't just enjoy them, you'll understand them. You'll also see the inc...

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A collection as manageable as it is beautiful

The Borghese Gallery tour takes you inside one of the most spellbinding art museums in the world. Located in the 17th century home of Cardinal Borghese, it houses the art of the Cardinal himself - collected, commissioned (and even stolen!) during his lifetime. Since this is a private residence and not a sprawling palace, the Borghese Gallery is particularly manageable. During your 2.5 hour visit, you'll see all of the rooms and even have time to delve into the stories behind the artworks.

In the company of an art historian guide, you'll see paintings by Caravaggio, Titian, Canova, and Raphael. Your guide will help you to interpret these masterworks, so you won't just enjoy them, you'll understand them. You'll also see the incomparable collection of sculptures by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, including Apollo and Daphne, the Rape of Proserpine, and more. This is art as it was meant to be seen, in a beautiful intimate setting.

The unparalleled joy of a quiet gallery

Borghese Gallery tickets are a limited commodity. Only a set number of people are allowed inside at any given time. As a result, the gallery is relatively peaceful at all times, particularly in comparison with the Vatican Museums, but tickets often sell out far in advance. We pre-reserve your tickets to guarantee that you won't be disappointed on the day.

Get the most from your visit with the perfect host and small group sizes

Our Borghese gallery tour is not just about looking at art; it's about experiencing it. With small groups of only 15 people or fewer, you’ll have time and space to interact with your guide, discussing what you see on a more personal level, And, whether you think you love art or not, we promise after this tour, you will love the Borghese – and probably Bernini, Caravaggio, Canova and Raphael, too.

  • Sites Visited
  • Bernini’s Apollo and Daphne
  • Bernini’s Rape of Proserpine
  • Bernini’s David
  • Antonio Canova’s Pauline Bonaparte
  • Caravaggio’s David and Goliath
  • Caravaggio’s St. John The Baptist
  • Raphael’s Raphael’s The Deposition
  • Titian’s The Scourging of Christ
  • And much more
  • Included
  • Pre-reserved Borghese Gallery tickets
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Small groups of 15 people or fewer
  • Headsets on groups over six

Reviews

5-stars from over 916 Customer Reviews

I booked the Borghese Gallery tour online from Sydney knowing nothing about the Walks of Italy company. I was impressed with website and the positive reviews other travellers had given the tour and tour guide. But you never really know if you have wasted your money until the tour commences! Our money was definitely not wasted. This was one of the best tours we have done and it was all down to our amazing guide LAURA! Her knowledge was extensive and she was able to share this in a down to earth and engaging way. She held our attention for the entire tour and spent the right amount of time at the various art works. I learnt so much and even my partner who had not been keen to visit the Gallery thinking it would be a boring art tour was blown away by the exhibits and Laura’s knowledge and presentation. I would highly recommend the tour and will certainly be doing other Walks of Italy tours in the future.

Virginia

Jul 29, 2019

Delighted with this guided tour. Vincenzo is highly knowledgeable, passionate and a great communicator. He is a great asset to your company. Thank you for a truly enjoyable and informative visit to the Borghese Gallery.

Elena

Aug 13, 2019

Felix really made this tour enjoyable and easier to understand the museum. It was clear to see his knowledge and passion for the museum. One of our favorite tour guides so far

Tian

Aug 06, 2019

Bruce

Jul 30, 2019

Laura was amazing. A great asset to your team of guides: she was knowledgeable, professional and most engaging. We learnt so much and are so pleased we chose this company.Would definitely recommend both the company and Laura to anyone wanting to visit the Borghese Gallery.

Virginia

Jul 29, 2019

Paola was lovely. She made the tour very enjoyable

susan

Jul 29, 2019

I booked the Borghese Gallery tour online from Sydney knowing nothing about the Walks of Italy company. I was impressed with website and the positive reviews other travellers had given the tour and tour guide. But you never really know if you have wasted your money until the tour commences! Our money was definitely not wasted. This was one of the best tours we have done and it was all down to our amazing guide LAURA! Her knowledge was extensive and she was able to share this in a down to earth and engaging way. She held our attention for the entire tour and spent the right amount of time at the various art works. I learnt so much and even my partner who had not been keen to visit the Gallery thinking it would be a boring art tour was blown away by the exhibits and Laura’s knowledge and presentation. I would highly recommend the tour and will certainly be doing other Walks of Italy tours in the future.

Virginia

Jul 29, 2019

Delighted with this guided tour. Vincenzo is highly knowledgeable, passionate and a great communicator. He is a great asset to your company. Thank you for a truly enjoyable and informative visit to the Borghese Gallery.

Elena

Aug 13, 2019

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Important Information

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