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Tickets for Borghese Gallery

A private art collection that's second to none

 
Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date (if selected)
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Wheelchair accessible
Smartphone tickets accepted
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Overview

Highlights

  • Get designated timeslot entrance to the Borghese Gallery, one of Rome's busiest and most popular art galleries
  • See revered works like Caravaggio's Saint Jerome Writing, Raphael's Deposition, and Titian's Sacred and Profane Love
  • See Bernini's poignant sculpture of David and The Rape of Proserpina, and Canova's semi-nude Venus Victrix

Description

The art collection of the wealthy and noble Borghese family soon became too big for a single home, so, it was moved into the Galleria Borghese – a separate building in the famous Villa Borghese park. In 1901, the collection passed into the hands of the Italian government and has since been Rome's premier museum. Art lovers flock to this gallery, and timed tickets are hard to come by, so grab yours before they're gone!

The House of Borghese was a rich and powerful Italian family that moved to Rome in the 16th century. Pope Paul V, Camillo Borghese, appointed his nephew to become the Scipione Cardinal. That's when things started coming up Borghese.

Scipione Borghese had a mind for power and an eye for art. He was a patron of Caravaggio and Bernini, and built Galleria Borghese to display his ever-expanding collection of works from these two artists, as well as other Renaissance masters.

This small museum punches well above its weight, thanks to its lush gardens, pink marble walls, frescoed ceilings, and the sheer collection of masterpieces. Plus, thanks to the timed entrance policy, it gets busy but never crowded.

A visit here is a trip into the rarefied air of Renaissance highlife and a chance to commune with masterpieces from the heyday of classical art.

Insider tip

After your visit, wander the gardens of Villa Borghese. It offers peaceful walks, and bike or segway tours. You'll get a wonderful view of Rome from the Pincio terrace. Feeling romantic? Take a boat trip through the villa's lake!

Paolo
Regional Manager

Ticket

What's included

Access to the Borghese Gallery
Access to temporary exhibitions (if available)
Additional info

Getting there:

You can take either bus 116 and get off at Galleria Borghese, or 910 (from Termini Station) and get off at Pinciana/Museo Borghese.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation may be available depending on your ticket selection
  • Changes are not possible for this ticket

Instructions

  • Swap your smartphone voucher for a paper ticket at the ticket office inside the museum, downstairs from the street
  • Please be there 15 minutes before your reserved timeslot

Venue

Opening hours

Thursday 09:00 - 21:00
Friday 09:00 - 19:00
Saturday 09:00 - 19:00
Sunday 09:00 - 19:00
Monday Closed
Tuesday 09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 19:00

How to get there

Borghese Gallery
Piazzale Scipione Borghese, 5, 00197, Rome
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Ratings & reviews

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Mar 7, 2020
Absolutely stunning. Many very important works that artists and art appreciators young and old should go see and learn from. Including wonderful works from my favorite Caravaggio. The staff was super kind, jumping to a different painting for the tour they were doing Just so I could finish a drawing. Beautiful experience, beautiful art.
Mar 6, 2020
Very easy to use the site. Quick delivery of tickets.
Feb 23, 2020
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