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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
Exhibitions
Lucio Fontana. Earth and Gold
Now on - Jul 28, 2019

Lucio Fontana is often compared to twentieth-century modernist painters who seek formal purity by reducing painting to its bare essentials. This exhibition presents forty of the artist's works in gold and ceramics which are placed between Renaissance and Baroque works. This aims to highlight the persisting relevance of a timeless problem: how do art objects interact with the temporal and structural space which they occupy?

Throughout the ages of classical art, gold was used to represent a spatial component; the Divine Light, untouched by humanity. Earth-like elements were arranged precariously, never puncturing the divine space. In this exhibition, Fontana negates gold with the element of earth (mud) to create a dialogue between the here and now through similar mediums.

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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

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 19, 2019
Maravillosa experiencia! Sin colas ni esperas.
May 18, 2019
worked well for a visit to the Borghese Gallery in Rome.
Plan to arrive early, to use the Tiqets app to obtain your paper tickets which are required for entry..
May 16, 2019
Wonderful museum. Highly recommended. Get your tickets in advance. The wait can be days to get in. This is an extremely popular venue with incredible and famous works of art.
May 15, 2019
The broghese galley is a must see in rome but unfortunately you have to book it online weeks ahead ,found this miraculous ticket with tiqet just few days my trip
I went there strait to the ticket office and they just scanned the bar code and give me a ticket
I’m si happy i was able to do it and thanks for tiqet for this magnificent service
May 15, 2019
So much to see- the time went so quickly, the audio guide was very good and helpful
May 14, 2019
Borghese Gallery, Roma
May 13, 2019
It’s very epic. Must see in Rome.
Very good service.
You should buy tickets before, cause there is no available tickets in ticket desk. Buy tickets before.
May 13, 2019
When there weren't any ticket in other sites, here I could still find, and it was even cheaper, then the others. So I would surely recommend! Thx
May 13, 2019
Amazing sculptures and paintings
May 10, 2019
Very impressive exhibition. Helpful staff especially for disabled clients.

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