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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

Jul 18, 2018
Borghese Gallery
You definitely need to buy ticket in advance to get in this wonderful museum. Don’t expect you can just come and buy ticket and get in. No! They have visitor limit control every two hour. You can take lots of photos, selfies in front of Raffel, and show off on Facebook and twitter to your friends “hey! Guess where I am? I am not only rich enough to afford trip to Italy but also smart enough to get in this museum!”
Jul 18, 2018
Borghese Gallery
Was an interesting visit
Jul 15, 2018
Borghese Gallery
Very nice museum.
Jul 12, 2018
Borghese Gallery
Great experience. Easy access to the Gallery.
Jul 12, 2018
Borghese Gallery
Using this service is so easy.
But personally the art didn't impress me and I only used one hour of my two hours.
Jul 11, 2018
Borghese Gallery
The gallery is amazing, totally worth the price. Minimum queue.
Jul 11, 2018
Borghese Gallery
Great experience.
Jul 10, 2018
Borghese Gallery
Really appreciated the timed entry passes! Made for a better experience to view the artwork and general splenda of the museum!
Jul 8, 2018
Borghese Gallery
Amazing art work and wonderful surrounds.
Booking was quick and easy. As a limited number of people are allowed in at a time, it was not to crowded.
Jul 8, 2018
Borghese Gallery
Small gallery but with amazing pieces of art! I'd recommend to take the audio tour (only 5 Euros) to get the most out of your experience, for example, getting the explanation behind the Apollo and Daphne sculpture! Leave enough time to stroll around the Gardens and bring your good camera (vs your phone camera) because there are some beautiful places to take amazing photos. Rent a bicycle or a 4-person bike at Bici Pincio and enjoy the view of the Gardens.