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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

Feb 12, 2019
Borghese Gallery
Fantastic expositions and great organisation of the gallery.
Feb 12, 2019
Borghese Gallery
Very expeditious system of getting tickets
Feb 11, 2019
Borghese Gallery
Excellent
Feb 10, 2019
Borghese Gallery
Easy to buy tickets
Feb 9, 2019
Borghese Gallery
A must!
Feb 3, 2019
Borghese Gallery
The ticket is worth its price just to see the incredible Bernini sculptures. The building was designed around these works of art, and the interiors are also breathtakingly lavish.
Jan 30, 2019
Borghese Gallery
The website was easy to navigate and the Borghese gallery was the same only much prettier.
Jan 22, 2019
Borghese Gallery
Beautiful museum. Well worth a visit. The statues are a must for any art lover
Jan 16, 2019
Borghese Gallery
The Borghese Gallery is amazing. We particularly loved seeing the amazing Bernini sculptures and Caravaggio paintings. It is a bit confusing obtaining the tickets (no fault of tiquets) as there is a line for picking up tickets and one for depositing bags and as it was busy the two were becoming a bit confusing.
Jan 11, 2019
Borghese Gallery
It was beautiful. Also clean restrooms and good food.