Visit one of the richest and most interesting villa’s in Rome! The Borghese Gallery is well known for its vast collection of great Italian masterpieces of artists such as Bernini, Canova, Caravaggio and Titian. You’ll find sculptures, paintings and pieces that will make this one of the most interesting and varied art experiences of your life. The Villa was once home to Cardinal Scipione Borghese and many of the works of art inside the villa were commissioned by the Cardinal himself, known for being a dedicated patron of the arts. Wander the luxurious rooms of the Cardinal Borghese’s Villa, admire the groundbreaking masterpieces in their original setting – just as the artists intended them to be seen.
With a special gift of scouting out beauty, the Cardinal collected an impressive amount of masterpieces, from a number of Caravaggio’s earlier work, to Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s ‘Apollo and Daphne’, Cavoa’s portrait of ‘Pauline Bonaparte’ and Raphael’s ‘The Deposition’. You expert and professional English-speaking guide will walk you through the collection. You’ll get the most from this tour and from the surprisingly peaceful atmosphere that reigns over this incredible gallery.
The villa was built not far removed from Rome’s city center and it is worth a visit both because of the art collection and for its architecture. The second half of your tour will take you through the Villa Borghese Gardens, with carefully trimmed lawns, fountains, lakes and monuments. This is truely a rare escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, an Eden in the heart of Rome. The tour ends with a breathtaking view from the top of the Pincio Terrace.
Admire the collection of great Italian masterpieces of Bernini, Canova and Titian
Discover the Villa Borghese Gallery with its fountains, lakes and monuments
Live the surprisingly peaceful atmosphere that reigns over this incredible gallery
Tour available daily except on Monday.
Mobile Voucher accepted.
Duration of this tour is 3 hours.
This tour involves a fair amount of walking; comfortable shoes are recommended.
This tour unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.
Location : In Piazzale del Museo Borghese, in front of the Borghese Gallery Main Entrance. (Villa Borghese entrance on via Pinciana).