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Borghese Gallery: Guided Tour

Enjoy entrance to the classic Borghese Gallery with a guided walking tour

Duration: 2h
Max group size: 15
Wheelchair accessible
Live guide: English
Provider: Loving Rome
Registered address: Via Duilio 13, 00192, Rome, IT
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Skip the line ticket to Borghese Gallery
Guided tour
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Guided tour of adjoining gardens
  • Enjoy renowned artwork by these classic Italian artists: Bernini, Raphael, Canova, and Caravaggio
  • See masterpiece after masterpiece, with an expert guide revealing the collection's fascinating secrets
  • Admire pristine lawns, gushing fountains, and striking monuments with a walk though the gardens

Built between 1609 and 1613, Galleria Borghese houses one of the world's best collections of art. That's not hyperbole: sculptures by Bernini, paintings by Caravaggio, Raphael, and Titian – the list goes on. There's no better way to appreciate it than with a passionate and friendly guide to point out the intricate details of each piece and the historical significance of some of Italy's most influential artists, bringing these masterpieces to life.

After your small group guided tour of the Borghese Gallery, reflect on your experience with a walk on your own through the adjoining gardens, ending with a breathtaking view from the top of the Pincio Terrace.

If gargantuan museums like the Vatican and Louvre give you museum fatigue, you'll love your experience at the Galleria Borghese. Visits here come in two-hour slots, and are limited to 360 people at a time. So it gets busy, but not sardine-full.

Some of the many highlights include Canova's saucy semi-nude sculpture of Paolina Borghese (sister of Napoleon) casually reclining on a couch. Bernini's David and Apollo and Daphne, showcase the artist's gift for capturing action in stone. There are also many paintings from Renaissance bad-boy Caravaggio, including his Saint Jerome Writing, in which the saint appears to be using a human skull as a paperweight.

Other highlight canvases include Raphael's Deposition and Titian's Sacred and Profane Love. Your allotted time is just two hours, and seeing the collection with a guide will help you make the most of this opportunity; you won't just see the work, you'll come to understand the artists' intentions, and how they came to be in this lavish home.

  • Show your smartphone ticket to the guide right in front of the Borghese Gallery on Piazzale del Museo Borghese
  • The guide will have a Loving Rome T-shirt or umbrella
  • The guided tour ends at the conclusion of the Borghese Gallery
  • Explore the gardens on your own, ending at Pincio Terrace
  • From Pincio Terrace, exit by descending the steps to the nearest metro station (Flaminio)
  • Small or large bags are not permitted inside the Borghese Gallery and will need to be checked in at the cloakroom before entering
  • The dress code is smart casual
Borghese Gallery
Piazzale Scipione Borghese, 5, 00197, Rome
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  • Cancellation is possible until 24 hours before your visit.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 24 hours before your visit.

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Frank,  United States United States
09 Jun 2024
Excellent
The tour was a wonderful time learning about and partaking in great food and drink. Our guide, Aurelio, was amazing. The other travelers in the tour fast became friends. It truly was a great time!
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Christy,  United States United States
29 May 2024
Excellent
We greatly enjoyed this tour. The guide was incredibly knowledgeable, interesting, and did a great job of time management when showing us a variety of artwork in the gallery. Highly recommend this tour!
We greatly enjoyed this tour. The guide was incredibly knowledgeable, interesting, and did a great job of time management when showing us a variety of artwork in the gallery. Highly recommend this tour!
Borghese Gallery Guided Tour: Skip The Line
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Fiona,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
15 Jun 2024
Excellent
The guide, Sylvia, was amazing. She was so passionate about the art and extremely knowledgeable. Really brought Bernini and Carravagio to life.
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