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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 - 19:00
Tomorrow
09:00 - 19:00
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 19:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
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
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
5,Piazzale Scipione Borghese, 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
Jul 18, 2018
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
Was an interesting visit
Jul 15, 2018
Very nice museum.
Jul 12, 2018
Great experience. Easy access to the Gallery.
Jul 12, 2018
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
The gallery is amazing, totally worth the price. Minimum queue.
Jul 11, 2018
Great experience.
Jul 10, 2018
Really appreciated the timed entry passes! Made for a better experience to view the artwork and general splenda of the museum!
Jul 8, 2018
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
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.

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What do these tickets include?
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