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5 must-sees in the Villa Borghese

Rome's Villa Borghese Gardens provide a holiday within a holiday! Once built as the grounds of an opulent estate, the large park boasts multiple attractions, including one of Italy's leading art galleries! Here's what to see and do on your visit.

Galleria Borghese

Galleria Borghese

The Borghese Gallery is the grounds' premier attraction, boasting masterpieces from Raphael, Bernini, and Caravaggio, among many others.

Cinema Dei Piccoli

This quaint oddity at the park's southeasternmost entrance is the world's smallest purpose-built cinema! With just 63 seats, it screens kids movies most afternoons.

Globe Theatre

An exact replica of Shakespeare's famous Globe Theatre in London. The Bard's plays are performed only in Italian, but you can't understand them in English anyway, right?

Lake Garden

Lake Garden

On a sunny day there are few better things to do in Rome than feed the birds or row a rented boat around the Villa's beautifully landscaped Lake Garden.

Bioparco di Roma

Rome's zoo and biopark can be found at the north of the gardens. Highlights include a giraffe terrace, where visitors can meet the lanky beasts face-to-face!

Our insider tips

What are the opening times?

The Galleria Borghese is open from 8:30AM to 7:30PM Tuesday to Sunday. It is closed every Monday, as well as December 25th and January 1st. Book tickets in advance to beat the queues!

How to get there?

The Borghese Gardens lie to the immediate north of Spagna metro station on Line A. Follow the eastern border of the park to find the museum and gallery.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    The Galleria is open 8:30AM to 7:30PM Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Mondays, Christmas and New Year's Day.
  • Is it expensive?
    Adult tickets to the Galleria Borghese are €11.00. Several discount options are available. The park is free.
  • Will I need a guide?
    Galleria audioguides are available in several langages for €5. Several garden tours are also available!
  • How to get there
    This attraction is immediately north of the Spagna metro station, or east of the Flaminio metro station.
  • Additional information
    ** Only 360 visitors are allowed into the Galleria every 2 hours, and visit time slots are strictly enforced!
    * Bags and large items must be checked when you enter the Galleria.*

What people are saying about Villa Borghese

Enthusiastic, interesting and knowledgeable guide

Emiliano was wonderfu!. He is passionate and enthusiastic about the art. His tour was extremely interesting. He pointed out things I would not have noticed. We feel very lucky to have been placed with him. True highlight of our trip.

The guided tour alone was worth a visit to Rome!

We enjoyed the tour with our guide Lorenzo very much! His enthusiasm and passion for the works of art shown in the Villa Borghese has been conveyed to us. We do highly recommend this tour, especially guided by Lorenzo,

Excellent, extremely knowledgeable guide, Felix.

The museum is a treasure in itself, but with a fun, well informed guide, the experience is remarkable!

Lorenzo is excellent Guide with superb knowledge and a sense of humour

Lorenzo is excellent Guide with superb knowledge and a sense of humour. He really brought the gallery to life. Your team handling arrivals were great too!

A must see if you like Art and Sculpture

We really enjoyed our visit, an added bonus was that we didn't realise there was a tour included which was have to have a tour guide to appreciate what you're looking at...a great experience!

Rome: Borghese Gallery Entrance Ticket Reviewed by Pete, 04/21/2019

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