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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 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 19:00
Saturday
09:00 - 19:00
Sunday
09:00 - 19:00
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
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
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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
May 21, 2018
Beautiful gallery. Well worth visiting.
May 20, 2018
A must when visiting Roma. Thanks to the booking system, there is not too much people inside.
May 20, 2018
Not so good...
May 20, 2018
Amazing BERNINI.
May 19, 2018
Perfect organized.
May 18, 2018
If time in Rome is Limited, this should be at the top of one's list!
May 18, 2018
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
A very lovely afternoon!
May 16, 2018
Once of the best galleries to see
May 15, 2018
Visite intéressante mais le personnel de la galerie est à peine aimable et les audioguides ne sont pas du tout intuitifs !!

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