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Borghese Gallery Private Tour in a Small Group

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Borghese Gallery is a must-see for art lovers, a not to be missed experience! Discover the masterpieces of the world heritage together with the expert guide!

  Duration: 2:30h
  Hosted in: EN

Borghese Gallery Private Tour in a Small Group

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€ 295
About This Tour
Needs Confirmation
Skip the Line
Licensed Guides
Mobile Voucher
Printed Voucher
Group: Max 12 people


What you'll do

The Borghese Gallery is a must for lovers of Baroque sculptures and paintings (Bernini and Caravaggio), mosaics, and even Egyptian art. Located inside Rome’s second biggest park, you will find the estate of one of the most powerful families that set the artistic taste in the city. 

Cardinal Scipione Borghese, Pope Paul V’s nephew, had a villa built in 1613 in his family estate just outside the gates Rome. It had a pleasure garden of the kind that had become famous during the Renaissance and whose archetype can be seen at Villa d’Este in Tivoli.[readmore]
It had paths in the green, fountains, tombstones and of course ancient statues and architectural works. In the middle of this garden, there was a casino where Cardinal Borghese had started collecting antiquities and ancient archeological findings. 


But the Cardinal, who had very sophisticated tastes and a very fine knowledge in the arts, kept adding pieces to his already fabulous collection. He was friends with some of the most important and talented artists of his time, including Bernini and Caravaggio, whom he sponsored, paid and protected like a new Mecenate. Cardinal Scipione Borghese was enthusiastic about art and the collection kept expanding.


Built during the XVII century to be a museum you will revisit the rooms created to launch the Baroque style in Rome. Our guide will take you through the process of creation of the gallery’s main masterpieces, giving you details about the artists whose works are collected here, about their time, and Scipione Borghese’s ruthless passion for art. Fully reopened in the late 1990s after a 14-year restoration, the Borghese Gallery is a must visit for lovers of classical statues and mosaics, Renaissance paintings, and most of the finest marble sculptures of the Baroque era. 


We will also take you on a walk around the beautiful grounds of Villa Borghese, where you will witness the change from a private secret garden to a public city park and finally arrive to the Pincian hill for a breathtaking view of Rome.
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Included / Excluded
Professional Guide
Skip-the-line tickets
Caravaggio Room (with 'St. Jerome' and 'David with the Head of Goliath')
Raphael's 'Deposition' and Lady with Unicorn
Titian's Sacred and Profane Love
Rubens (The Deposition)
Villa Borghese Gardens
Comfortably small group of maximum 12 people
Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Before You Go

This product is on request. We will confirm availability within the shortest possible time after we receive your order

Normally you can order this product minimum 7 days in advance

No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum

Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour


Meeting Point

Piazzale Scipione Borghese, 5. Will be confirmed after the booking.

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