Borghese Gallery & Gardens Tour €59

Paintings by Caravaggio, Raphael, Titian and many more world-renowned artists

Statues by Bernini, Canova and more

A lovely walk in the Villa Borghese

Spectacular views from the Pincio Terrace

Operates:

April – October: daily except Monday

November – March: Friday & Saturday

Starts: 9:00am

Duration: 3 hours

Adult: €59

Children: €51.50 (3 – 8 years)

Group size: maximum 15

Please meet the tour no later than 15 minutes before near the entrance to the museum. You will receive full details about the tour meeting point on your confirmation email once you have booked.

 

Official licensed guide

Skip the Line entrance tickets to the Borghese Gallery

There are no upgrade options available for this tour.

Borghese Gallery & Gardens Tour Itinerary

Dive deep into Rome’s turbulent and creative past with the impressive Borghese Gardens and Gallery Tour. This popular Skip the Line tour lets you experience the city from the eyes of its most famous painters who graced Rome’s ancient streets centuries ago. And, even better, you don’t have to queue, which means your trip into the past won’t be interrupted by long lines and waiting around. Inside the gallery, world-famous masterpieces by the likes of Caravaggio, Raphael, and Titan await curious eyes.

The tour begins with an overview of the Borghese Gallery and Gardens, where you’ll learn all about the opulent country retreat of Cardinal Scipione Borghese. An avid collector of Caravaggio, the art enthusiast was a patron of Bernini and owned numerous high-brow artworks, like “Boy with a Basket of Fruit”, and “St Jerome Writing”. Because the group is limited to a maximum of 15 people, you’ll receive an intimate experience with a dedicated guide who is knowledgeable on all things art and history.

Inside the gallery itself, keep your eyes peeled for “Sacred and Profane Love” by Titian, “Entombment of Christ” by Raphael, and numerous artistic representations by Rubens and Barocci.

As well as paintings, the gallery hosts a collection of marble sculptures that were revered during their era in Rome. Look out for the “Rape of Proserpine” and “David” by Bernini, and “Pauline Bonaparte” by Antonio Canova. Once you’ve marvelled at the huge selection of artworks and sculptures, you’ll be able to take a stroll around the Villa Borghese, the ancient Roman’s favourite green spot in the city. Explore the stunning collection of plant life and gaze out at the ancient weave of the city streets from the excellent vantage point of the Pincio Terrace.

Getting to see one of the most iconic collections of art in the world is a fantastic experience, and taking it deeper with a dedicated tour guide will make the experience that much more memorable. Perfect for art lovers and history aficionados, this tour lets you skip the lines and head straight for the good bits, whether you’re looking to discover some of Caravaggio’s work in real life or simply want an overview of Rome’s most prominent creatives.

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