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Tickets for Borghese Gallery

A private art collection that's second to none

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Opening hours
Tue - Sun: 08:30 - 19:30
Best time to visit
Early morning or after lunch
Wheelchair Accessible
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Smartphone tickets accepted


  • 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 Borghese family was 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.


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


What's included?

  • Entrance to the Borghese Gallery
  • Downloadable English audio guide (see voucher)

Additional information

How to use your tickets

Exchange your mobile voucher for a paper ticket at the Ticket Office inside the museum

NOTE: This venue has free entrance every first Sunday of the month. This is often the busiest time to visit, but on this day no ticket is required.

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.

Tiqets City Manager Rome

Customer reviews

Mrs leigh , Australia
Dec 5, 2016
Easy to book and worth it.
Dec 2, 2016
Mary , United Kingdom
Nov 18, 2016
It was so easy to book through tiqets. Just follow the easy instructions. When I got to Borghese gallery they scanned the barcodes on my mobile and issued paper tickets.
Claire , France
Nov 15, 2016
Staff in the Borghese were bored, rude and totally unhelpful.
Art and sculptures were amazing.
Parkland surrounding the Borghese was wintry.
Nov 15, 2016
Beautiful environment. Great house. Interesting exhibition. It has suitable size to explore.
Nov 14, 2016
The Borghese Gallery is well worth a visit. There are two floors and you get two hours. Because of the limited numbers, the galleries are not too packed to appreciate the artworks. The park the gallery stands in is beautiful and a welcome break from the busy streets of Rome.
It was easy to buy the tickets on Tiqets, and you just pick them up at the ticket desk in the gallery with your print out or app.
Nov 13, 2016
just amazing
Nov 10, 2016
Nov 7, 2016
Excellent, worth to visit, don't miss it
Nov 5, 2016
It was good. It's not a must to visit but if you have extra time in Rome, it's a good option to explore.