Guided tour

Borghese Gallery: Tour

Borghese Gallery: Tour

From US$ 70.23 per person

Discover the masterpieces of art at one of Rome’s most impressive museums. Admire sculptures, paintings, and floor mosaics by artists such as Canova, Bernini, and Caravaggio.

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Duration options: 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Food and drinks
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Tripods
  • Umbrellas
Highlights
  • Visit the Borghese Gallery, one of the most popular museums in Rome
  • Admire sculptures and paintings by Caravaggio, Bernini, Raphael, and many others
  • Stroll in the gardens of the Villa Borghese
  • Get a breathtaking view of Rome from the Pincio Terrace
Full description

Enjoy entry to one of Rome’s most popular museums with a ticket to Borghese Gallery, located in the former Villa Borghese Pinciana. Tickets for the museum are limited and often sell out. Marvel at the collection that has been described as the “Queen of all Private Art Collections”. Witness 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. Particular highlights include the "Caravaggio Room," where you can see paintings like "David with the Head of Goliath." Admire works by Raphael, such as "The Deposition and Lady with a Unicorn," along with sculptures by Bernini, such as his "Apollo and Daphne" and "David." Take a stroll around the beautiful gardens of the Villa Borghese, and take in the view over Piazza del Popolo.

Includes
  • Access to Pincio Gardens
  • Access to Pincio Terrace
  • Access to Villa Borghese
  • Access to Borghese Gallery
  • Access to Ground Floor Sculptures, Borghese Gallery
  • Access to Borghese Gardens
  • Access to Porta Pinciana
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meet in front of the Borghese Gallery entrance. Your guide will be wearing a t-shirt with the local partner's logo and will pick you up just in front of the entrance.

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    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 776 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5
    • Service
      4.8/5
    • Organization
      4.7/5

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    Excellent tour, highly recommend to visit this gallery. Our tour guide Federico was very knowledgeable and talked us through the main highlights and key stories behind. Thoroughly enjoyed this tour, learned so much about Bernini and other artists, as well as the social and cultural context of the time. A must see in Rome, beautiful gallery, I would not have enjoyed the visit aa much without Federico guiding us through the rooms and his story telling of the key highlights.

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    July 16, 2022

    The Borghese Gallery was a highlight of our trip! Even my teenage son loved the tour and took a ton of pictures. Our guide Pia was smart and sassy so it made it fun. And she made sure we had proper time on each area. It was a special experience!

    July 9, 2022

    I’m usually not a big fan of galleries soo I decided to see this one with a guided tour and it was definitely much more enjoyable. The gallery itself has some spectacular pieces but the guide (Analiese) made it come to life with her passion and enthusiasm for history and culture. She was great.

    June 12, 2022

    Product ID: 390349

    VA ID: 390349