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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
Thursday:  09:00 - 21:00
Friday:  09:00 - 19:00
Saturday:  09:00 - 19:00
Sunday:  09:00 - 19:00
Monday:  Closed
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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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

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
Mar 21, 2019
Borghese Gallery
Easy entry. Controlled number allowed for taking time to study the sculptures without crowds.
Mar 21, 2019
Borghese Gallery
You have to make sure that you book in advance, but this Gallery should not be missed.
Mar 19, 2019
Borghese Gallery
גלריה יפהפייה,דם למי שלא חובב אומנות באופן מיוחד. מרהיבה ביופיה
Mar 19, 2019
Borghese Gallery
Nice and beautyfull place, not so many people.
Mar 17, 2019
Borghese Gallery
Wonderful house. Phenomenal layering of epoxhs and collections. The Bernini sculptures are spectacular. Well worth the expense. 2 hrs is a bit short, but one can only take in so mich in one visit. The management of visitors is very effective.
Mar 17, 2019
Borghese Gallery
Set in the charming and restorative Borghese Gardens, the Gallery is a small gem of an art museum featuring spectacular painting and sculpture, displayed in gorgeous, ornately decorated rooms. Even those who aren't fans of "cultural" experiences will enjoy spending time in this delightful place.
Mar 16, 2019
Borghese Gallery
Easy to use website and no problems encountered with bought tickets
Mar 16, 2019
Borghese Gallery
Simple & camfortable. Easy access & entrance to museum
Mar 3, 2019
Borghese Gallery
it is very convenient
Mar 2, 2019
Borghese Gallery
The burghes villa is amazing
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