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Tickets for Borghese Gallery

A private art collection that's second to none

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Opening hours
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
Best time to visit
Early morning or after lunch
  • 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

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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What's included
  • Access to the Borghese Gallery
  • Access to the temporary exhibition (if available)
  • 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

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Borghese Gallery
Piazzale del Museo Borghese, 5,00197, Roma, 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.

Regional Manager
Mar 13, 2018
Interesting :)
Mar 11, 2018
We bought the 5 Euro audio tour and loved it. However, when we got to the second floor and the mostly paintings, we we're disappointed to find that most of the paintings that although they had numbers although which led us to believe there would be narration, instead found that there was none. Very disappointing. Perhaps some additional narration could be produced to accompany these brilliant paintings. Grazia, Joanne Maylone
Mar 8, 2018
Very good experience
Mar 3, 2018
You get your tickets in an email on your mobile phone. Show your email at the ticket office to obtain your paper tickets. The Borghese has some of the most spectacular art works in the world on display, ancient and renaissance.
Mar 2, 2018
It was suggested to prebook this museum. So glad we did!!
It was a great site to see and the booking made the day go by without a hitch!
Feb 28, 2018
Gallery was wonderful as always, but even we got tickets in advance the line to get in was terrible when if they let people slowly in the long lines could’ve been avoided
Feb 26, 2018
Borghese is an unmissable sight when in Rome. In addition to this we visited the Collosium and the Roman Foram with Tiqets and the hole thing was really well run and meant we didn’t have to stand in long queues. Would definitely recommend.
Feb 26, 2018
2 hour time limit so plan to spend time wisely. If possible go again. Perhaps buy tickets following each other in time slots.
Feb 24, 2018
It was the last day of the Bernini exhibition - his main works displayed in the painted rooms of the Borgese palace, worth seeing for themselves. Outside are wooded gardens free to stroll in with a fountain. statues, various buildings and another museum. Very relaxing space. Brilliant!
Feb 22, 2018
Excellent organization!

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