Rome: Borghese Gallery and Gardens Small Group Tour
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- See masterpieces of art by Caravaggio, Bernini and Raphael
- Wander the galleries of the Villa Borghese with a passionate guide
- Explore the fountains and statues of the Villa Borghese Gardens
- Discover a stunning villa, built on the outskirts of 17th-century Rome
- Marvel at a peaceful oasis in the heart of Rome
- Watch the play of light on marble statues at sunset
- Experience the tranquility of the Villa Borghese after the crowds have gone for the day
Located in one of Rome’s largest parks, the villa was commissioned in the early 1600s by the nephew of Pope Paul V, Cardinal Scipione Borghese. He used the villa to house his extensive art collection, before it was established as a public museum in 1903.
A passionate guide will tell you interesting facts about the artists and their art as you wander the decorative rooms in a small group of no more than 6 people. Admire Bernini’s "Apollo and Daphne," and hear the story behind Caravaggio’s "David with Goliath's Head," and Raphael’s "The Deposition."
Entering the museum at 17:00, once the day time crowds have dispersed, will also provide the perfect opportunity to see the enchanting evening light as it bathes the marble sculptures.
Wander the paths of the Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome’s 3rd largest park and discover a peaceful oasis in the heart of the city for locals and visitors alike. Highlights of the gardens include an unusual water clock and the Alpini monument to Italy’s elite mountain army corp.
- English-speaking guide
- Entrance fees as per itinerary
- Reservation and administration fees
Meet your guide in front of the Borghese Gallery, 5 Piazzale del Museo Borghese, Rome. Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes prior commencement time of the tour. Your guide will hold a LivItaly sign. (Open in Google Maps)
• Please note that the tour accommodates a maximum of 6 people
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