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Borghese Gallery

Built between 1609 and 1613, this opulent structure - fountains, gardens, pink marble walls, frescoed ceilings - seems ideally suited to house one of the world's best collections of art. And that was exactly what it was built for. Architect Flaminio Ponzio designed it for the cardinal and art collector Scipione Borghese, who wanted a party villa on the edge of town where he could house his enormous collection of priceless art. In 1901, the collection (and the gallery, and the park that surrounds it) was acquired by the Italian government, and opened to the public.

As a museum, Galleria Borghese punches well above its weight with an impressive hit rate of masterpieces. Sculptures by Bernini and Canova, paintings, by Caravaggio, Raphael and Titian... the list goes on.

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Customer reviews

May 21, 2018
Borghese Gallery
Beautiful gallery. Well worth visiting.
May 20, 2018
Borghese Gallery
A must when visiting Roma. Thanks to the booking system, there is not too much people inside.
May 20, 2018
Borghese Gallery
Not so good...
May 20, 2018
Borghese Gallery
Amazing BERNINI.
May 19, 2018
Borghese Gallery
Perfect organized.
May 18, 2018
Borghese Gallery
If time in Rome is Limited, this should be at the top of one's list!
May 18, 2018
Borghese Gallery
The collection is wonderful. Visitors need to be told that you may have a long line to check your backpacks umbrellas large purses etc and then another long line to get in at your appointed time. You also should be aware that the staff will start directing you to leave ten minutes before the two hours are actually up. We arrived early for a 1:00 tour and so could have been told to go ahead and check bags and line up.
Tiqets were a great alternative to trying to get reservations by phone
May 17, 2018
Borghese Gallery
A very lovely afternoon!
May 16, 2018
Borghese Gallery
Once of the best galleries to see
May 15, 2018
Borghese Gallery
Visite intéressante mais le personnel de la galerie est à peine aimable et les audioguides ne sont pas du tout intuitifs !!