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Borghese Gallery Private Tour

Product ID: 262637
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Explore one of the most beautiful art collections in the world with the help of an expert art historian who will engage your thoughts and your heart during this interesting tour.
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Duration: 2 hours
Starting times 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the extraordinary works created by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and understand the story behind the scenes
  • Explore both the collections of statues and sculptures as well as the painting gallery
  • Stroll in the quiet and gracious Borghese Gardens
  • Enjoy a hassle-free service with your private exclusive Art Historian tour guide
Full description
The Borghese Gallery is undoubtedly one of the most charming, elegant, and compact art museums in the world. It is neither chronologically arranged, nor very ordinate. Rather, it is a very personal, lovingly matched collection that reveals the personalities and tastes of two people: Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the greatest of Baroque artists, and Scipione Cardinal Borghese, a magnificent art collector.

Borghese's collection of great works of art include: Raffaello's 'Woman with the Unicorn', Domenichino's 'Diana', Boticelli's 'Madonna and Child', Caravaggio's 'David', Bernini's 'Apollo and Daphne', and Canova's 'Paolina' - just to name a few. Along the way, your guide will tell you the dramatic, untold stories about art being stolen from churches, artists being sent to jail, their workshops being devastated by Borghese's confiscations, mysterious deaths, and other tales of intrigue and passion.

This visit to the Borghese Gallery is a must during your vacation. Your guide will show you exactly what Cardinal Borghese meant when he called the gallery 'The Theater of the Universe'. After visiting the Gallery, you can walk through the beautiful Villa Borghese park, and end the tour at the Spanish Steps.
Includes
  • Private licensed tour guide
  • Entrance ticket with reservation
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Your tour guide will meet you outside of the Gallery. Facing the main entrance centrally, to your right there is an ancient white marble statue missing its head. The tour guide will be standing there to meet you. Piazzale del Museo Borghese, 00197.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Food and drinks
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• It is mandatory to check-in bags, purses, backpacks, and pocketbooks in the checkroom. These items are not permitted into the Gallery. Your guide will assist you with the check-in procedure
• Cameras are allowed, except during temporary exhibits

From US$ 200.98 per person

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The Anno Domini Foundation

Product ID: 262637