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Rome: Private E-Bike Tour with Local Food

1. Rome: Private E-Bike Tour with Local Food

Begin the adventure in the morning close to St. Maria Maggiore where you will meet your guide. Sit down and enjoy breakfast together where you will have the opportunity to choose the places you want to explore and the route you'd like to take. Head out on your e-bike and pedal up to the top of the Aventino or of the Campidoglio hill to admire the most striking panoramas of the city. Explore neighborhoods like Trastevere, Testaccio, or Monti as you learn about the history and culture of Rome from your expert local guide. See popular landmarks like the Colosseo, Trevi Fountain, and Borghese Gardens then stop for some amazing Italian food to refuel after an incredible morning discovering Rome on a comfortable e-bike.

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Rome: Borghese Gallery and Gardens Private Tour

2. Rome: Borghese Gallery and Gardens Private Tour

Enjoy privileged access to the stunning Borghese Gallery, a unique museum situated right in the center of Rome. Your ticket allows you to skip the lines and enter without delay! On this private 3-hour tour you’ll explore one of the most important museums in Rome, set in the magical atmosphere of the Villa Borghese Park, a green oasis boasting 5 centuries of history. Your knowledgeable guide will help you navigate the gallery’s impressive collection of art, pointing out masterpieces by Titian, Raphael, Bernini, Caravaggio, and others. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the stunning Borghese Gardens on this special tour.

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Rome: 2-Hour Borghese Gallery Private Tour

3. Rome: 2-Hour Borghese Gallery Private Tour

Skip the long lines to one of Rome’s most popular museums on a 2-hour guided tour of the Museo e Galleria Borghese (Borghese Gallery). Housed in a stunning villa just outside the Porta Pinciana, the collection has been described as the “Queen of all Private Art Collections.” One of the most interesting, charming, elegant and compact art museums in Rome, the collection is neither chronologically arranged, nor very ordinate. Instead, it is a personal, lovingly matched collection that reveals the personalities and tastes of 2 people: Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the greatest of the Baroque artists; and Scipione Cardinal Borghese, the greatest art collector, who initiated the Roman Baroque. Explore his passion for art, for which he had an infallible instinct, and his unscrupulousness in obtaining the works of art he wanted to posses. Highlights of the museum are many, but include Raffaello's “Woman with the Unicorn,” Domenichino's “Diana,” Botticelli's “Madonna and Child,” and Caravaggio's “David.” Marvel at Bernini's “Apollo and Daphne,” Canova's “Paolina,” and Tiziano's “Amor Sacro & Amor Profano.” Hear a never ending drama of untold stories about art being stolen from churches, artists being sent to jail, their workshops devastated by Borghese's confiscations, mysterious deaths, and other stories of intrigue and passion that explain how the Baroque could sometimes cost more than life itself.

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Borghese Gallery & Gardens Skip-the-Line Guided Museum Tour

4. Borghese Gallery & Gardens Skip-the-Line Guided Museum Tour

Feel like Italian nobility while visiting the palatial Borghese Gallery. On this three-hour tour, your local guide will lead you through the former residence and its manicured gardens, detailing the lives of its inhabitants and the magnificent paintings that it houses. This 17th century villa is home to works by some of Italy’s most well-known artists. Sculptures by Bernini mingle with paintings by Caravaggio, Titian and Raphael. The 22 rooms are a veritable who’s who of the Italian art world. Interestingly, many of the pieces were designed to be shown exactly where they stand today, so you’ll be retracing the steps of countless others who experienced the works throughout the centuries. Then wander the Villa Borghese Gardens, the third largest park in Rome, to discover a serene oasis of green in the center of the city. Your guide will point out the interesting details, like a 19th century hydrochronometer or the 18th century Temple of Aesculapius, while detailing the history of this green space and its 19th century redesign.

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What people are saying about Borghese Gardens

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,164 reviews

Seeing the Borghese was the one thing I wanted to see in detail whilst visiting Roma and so I spent a little extra on a private tour, well worth it! Anna, my guide, was fantastic. Very knowledgeable, picked out a nice selection to focus on during our limited time (one could spend days there) and had some great stories to tell about how Borghese created his collection (hint, don’t say no to Borghese!). My fav thing to see was the Apollo and Daphne room where you can literally see Daphne transform into a tree! Back at my hotel which was the parc dei principi grand, suddenly all the random paintings on the wall came to life as many were copies of what I had explained to me in detail by Anna! Finally, one can only imagine the true splendore of the Borghese and all the grounds when it was in its original shape (like before Napoleon “borrowed a bunch of stuff”).

The tour is absolutely worth seeing and Dimitri was able to pass on his extensive knowledge in an interesting way.

Very informative and the guide didn't just state the obvious facts about the art... Totally recommended

Our guide was very knowledgable and fluent in English, we loved our tour!

Had a lovely tour with our guide Anna. she was knowledgeable and kind