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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
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

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
Sep 19, 2018
Very nice gallery and park. Worth to go and have a picnic in the park.
Sep 18, 2018
Product worked perfectly. Had no problems getting in. I would definitely use this service again.
Sep 17, 2018
This worked perfectly for us!
Sep 17, 2018
The Borghese Collection is beyond beautiful! The administrative procedures (or lack thereof) getting visitors in and out is abyssmal. The staff is rude. Would I visit again? Yes!
Sep 16, 2018
Good place to see in Rome. Good exposition of Bernini, Rafael and other well know masters. Nice collection of masterpieces
Sep 16, 2018
The quality of the art work collected by this one man is incredible. It's also nice to get away from the crowds in the middle of Rome to this this beautiful spot in the hills.
Sep 16, 2018
Mi piace molto.
Sep 14, 2018
Great!
Sep 14, 2018
Borghese Gallery is beautiful. I might even say that the ceilings there are more wondrous than the Sistine Chapel.
Sep 13, 2018
Comodo

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