Borghese Gallery Tour

Discover the greatest artworks by Caravaggio, Bernini, Raphael and Titian with our Borghese Gallery Tour!

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What’s included

First-class tour with a private guide

Skip-the-line tickets

Fluent English Speaking guides with a background in archaeology, history and art

Flexible starting time

Highlights

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Our Borghese Gallery tour is a fascinating exploration of Italian Renaissance and Baroque art.

The Borghese Gallery is home to some of the greatest masterpieces by Bernini, Caravaggio, Raphael, Titian and many other artists, perfectly placed in the equally breathtaking villa built by the cardinal Scipione in the beginning of the 1600s.

Scipione was obsessed with the idea of gathering the most beautiful artworks he could find in order to create a collection that his guests would envy. This collection is now open to the public, and our Borghese Gallery tour is the perfect way to visit this incredible museum and see the masterpieces that Scipione wanted just for himself.

Your private guide will pick you up at your hotel and you will take a cab to the Borghese Gallery together (ride included in the tour price): here, you will learn about the history, style, and artistic techniques of the paintings and statues, but also about the lives of the artists: Raphael’s passion for women, Caravaggio’s violent temper, Bernini’s rock star attitude. .

In this small museum, which has limited access, you will enjoy some of the most beautiful Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces. Only 350 people are allowed to be inside the Borghese Gallery at the same time; therefore, even when the museum is full, you will not experience the overwhelming crowds that you find at the Vatican or at other tourist attractions. The downside of the limited entrance policy is that you can be inside the museum for a maximum of two hours: that’s why our Borghese Gallery tour has been designed so that you can make the most of your time.

You will be amazed by the colors and realism of Caravaggio’s paintings, and find it hard to believe that Bernini could carve marble statues that seem to challenge gravity and the idea of weight itself. Equally captivating are the details of the artworks by Canova, Raphael, Titian, and many other great masters. Book this tour and discover the art of Renaissance and Baroque masters with our Borghese Gallery tour.

Sights Included

Bernini’s sculptures
Apollo and Daphne, Rape of Persephone
Aeneas, Anchises and Ascanius; David
Caravaggio’s paintings
David with the head of Goliath, St. Jerome
Madonna dei Palafrenieri, Young Sick Bacchus
Renaissance artworks
Raphael’s Pala Baglioni
Titian’s Sacred and Profane Love
Ancient and modern masterpieces
Pauline Bonaparte’s statue by Canova
Roman mosaics and statues

Tour Location

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Price:

250,00 € for 2 people, 30 € per each additional adult.
Kids under 18 pay only 15 € each.
Pick up and transportation by cab included*
Tickets are extra, but we'll get them for you.
Ticket price: 24 € for the adults, 7 € for kids under 18

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*Pick up and transportation are included only if you’re staying within the pick up area. If your hotel is not in the pick up area, we will find the best solution to accommodate your needs.  Click here to see the free pick up area 

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