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Tickets for Borghese Gallery

A private art collection that's second to none

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Overview
Opening hours
Today:  09:00 - 21:00
Tomorrow:  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
Best time to visit
Early morning or after lunch
Highlights
  • Get timed entrance tickets for the Borghese Gallery (note that tickets aren't usually available on the day - and in fact often sell out up to a month in advance)
  • Among the painted highlights: Caravaggio's Saint Jerome Writing, Raphael’s Deposition and Titian's Sacred and Profane Love
  • Two statues to see here: Bernini's David sculpture is a lithe, coiled, figure in mid-battle with Goliath. And the Venus Victrix is a semi-nude by Canova, who used Napolean's sister Pauline as his model
Exhibitions
Picasso. La Scultura
Now on - Feb 3, 2019

In Italy's first exhibition dedicated to Picasso's sculptures, get up close to 55 masterpieces from 1902 to 1961, unpublished photographs and enlightening videos. Find out how Picasso was inspired by his trip to Rome and Naples in 1917. See how Bernini's sculptures and Raphael's paintings moved him, and witness how his contact with Italian art led to Picasso's own engraved stones, vases, portrayals of animals and mythological ceramic figures.

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Description

The art collection of the wealthy, noble Borghese family soon became too big for a single home. It 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 ever since, tourists travel from all over the world to see this beautiful museum! Timed tickets are hard to come by, so grab yours before they're all gone!

The Borgheses were a rich and powerful Italian family who moved to Rome in the 16th century. Camillo Borghese became Pope Paul V, appointed his nephew Scipione Cardinal, and then things started really coming up Borghese.

Scipione Borghese had a brain for power and an eye for art. He was a patron of Caravaggio and Bernini, and ended up building the Galleria Borghese to house his ever-expanding collection of work from these two, and other Renaissance masters.

This small museum punches well above its weight, thanks to the lush surroundings (pink marble walls, frescoed ceilings, etc.) and the hit rate of masterpieces. Plus, thanks to the timed entrance policy, it gets busy but never crowded.

Artistic highlights include Bernini's sculpture of David which captures the biblical hero coiled in a state of readiness, and The Rape of Proserpina - done when Bernini was just 23. Other highlights include Caravaggio's Boy with Fruit Basket and Raphael's extraordinary Deposition of Christ and Lady with a Unicorn.

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

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Ticket features
Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted
What's included
  • Access to the Borghese Gallery
  • Access to the temporary exhibition (if available)
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
Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
Borghese Gallery
Piazzale Scipione Borghese 5, 00197, Rome
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Additional info

Opening Hours

  • Tue - Sun: 08:30 - 19:30
  • Closed on Mondays

Getting There

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

After your visit, wander the Villa Borghese; it offers peaceful walks, bike or segway tours, a wonderful view of Rome from the Pincio terrace and a romantic boat trip through its little lake.

Paolo
Regional Manager
Reviews
Nov 12, 2018
Awesome. Well worth a look. Use the train also. Great views of Rome.
Nov 12, 2018
Bellissimo
Nov 11, 2018
Well organized museum. Many Exhibits
Nov 10, 2018
Ticket for 2 hours is enogh to see the masterpieces of choice. Close to the time to leave of 2 h there are least people and good time for photos.
Nov 10, 2018
70/100
Nov 8, 2018
This was a wonderful experience. A MUST SEE.
Look up. Paintings are magnificent works of art. They jump off the walls.
You would be hard pressed to find a better collection of sculptures anywhere.
Make a reservation. Check bag downstairs when you pick up your tickets.
Plan to stroll through slowly and enjoy.
Small bistro downstairs is a very nice way to end your visit.
Enjoy a walk in the park.
Nov 4, 2018
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Nov 3, 2018
Excellent gallery, marvellous sculpture, not to say about the gardens.....
Nov 2, 2018
Excellent experience
Nov 1, 2018
Only one word : excellent !
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