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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 932 Customer Reviews

Wonderful tour! Our guide was so enthusiastic and educated and did a great job sharing her passion of art with us!

Alicia

Sep 15, 2019

Patrizia was an outstanding guide. She has a delightful personality and sense of humor. She is knowledgeable and a good educator. The ability to gain priority access to the collections of the Galleria Borghese by virtue of participating in a guided Walks of Italy tour was a major advantage. The gallery was not troublesomely crowded. For us, as neophytes, the Bernini sculptures were the highlight. We have so much more to learn and hope to be able to visit again for a longer and more in-depth perusal of the collection

Guilford

Oct 19, 2019

Our guide was passionate about art, so knowledgeable, and lovely. Great tour!

Elizabeth

Oct 17, 2019

Tiberio was WONDERFUL!

Claudia

Oct 10, 2019

Deborah

Oct 09, 2019

The guide was very knowledgeable and knew about the art work

Carol

Sep 29, 2019

Wonderful tour! Our guide was so enthusiastic and educated and did a great job sharing her passion of art with us!

Alicia

Sep 15, 2019

Patrizia was an outstanding guide. She has a delightful personality and sense of humor. She is knowledgeable and a good educator. The ability to gain priority access to the collections of the Galleria Borghese by virtue of participating in a guided Walks of Italy tour was a major advantage. The gallery was not troublesomely crowded. For us, as neophytes, the Bernini sculptures were the highlight. We have so much more to learn and hope to be able to visit again for a longer and more in-depth perusal of the collection

Guilford

Oct 19, 2019

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Important Information

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.