Guided tour

Borghese Gallery: Tour

Borghese Gallery: Tour

Likely to sell out

From US$ 50.41 per person

Likely to sell out

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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
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
  • Pincio Gardens visit
  • Pincio Terrace visit
  • Villa Borghese visit
  • Borghese Gallery visit
  • Ground Floor Sculptures, Borghese Gallery visit
  • Borghese Gardens visit
  • Porta Pinciana visit
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meet your guide at the entrance of the Borghese Gallery in Piazzale del Museo Borghese. They will be holding a 'Tourismotion' sign. The closest metro station (located about 20 minutes on foot) is Barberini or bus lines 83 and 223, it is not advised to use the Spagna metro stop.

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    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 1152 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.4/5
    • Service
      4.8/5
    • Organization
      4.7/5

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    This was a great guided tour with historical commentary by the guide, Marco. Time slots are limited to two hours, so another visit would be needed to see everything in more detail, but this was a great introduction and the history was fun to hear and brought the art to life.

    October 23, 2022

    Because the museum limits the # of guests, the rooms were not very crowded and we were able to spend time listening to our guide explain the important works. He was very knowledgeable and funny at times. He included us in his commentary by asking us our names and started some of his commentary with a little light-hearted quiz.

    September 13, 2022

    Really enjoyed our trip to the Borghese Gallery! Tour guide extremely knowledgeable. Was super nice, even when another person on the tour kept challenging her knowledge. I loved the description and explanations about the art work and would highly recommend. It was a last minute choice and so glad we did it!

    September 10, 2022

    Product ID: 390349

    VA ID: 390349