Borghese Gallery and Museum Ticket

starting from 11.00 plus the service charge of 5.50* Galleria Borghese facade
Category: Museum Tickets
Location: Rome, Italy
Rating: 4.5 / 5
     (based on 9783 reviews)

Tour language:
Audioguide:
Emperors room Apollo and Daphne room Council of God - lodge Lanfranco room Boy with a basket of fruit - Caravaggio Pala Baglioni, Removal - Raffaello Sanzio

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With a few clicks you can see the masterpieces collection of Cardinal Scipione Borghese.

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IMPORTANT: If the time requested is not available, the museum will confirm a timetable different from the one you requested, but as close as possible to the one you requested.

What makes this Tour Unique?

  • See the many sumptuous rooms of the gallery, the masterpieces of Baroque and Renaissance, statues of ancient art.
  • The largest Caravaggio collection.
  • Skip the line and don't waste you time

Reduced and free tickets

Reduced/Half Ticket:

  • European Community citizens between 18 and 25 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
  • Teachers from EU public institutes (Città del Vaticano, Montecarlo, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Repubblica di San Marino, Lichtestein included) with proof of tenure.

Free Ticket:

  • Citizens under 18 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)

Service fees and eventual temporary exhibition fees are always due.

Acceptance

Welcome and information desk supplied by the Reception-Services Assistants to the public.

Audioguides

Available in Italian, English, French, German and Spanish.
€ 5.00 more than the cost of the ticket.

Guided Tours

Guided tours are available in Italian, English, French, German and Spanish.
Groups up to 25 people.
Earphones required, rental cost of € 1 per person.

Bookshop - Museumshop

The shop practice the same hours of opening and closing of ticket office.

Checkroom

Is required to deposit any kind of bag or backpack, cameras, video cameras and recording equipment, strollers, and more.

Disabled Visitors

The museum has an elevator, ramps and wheelchairs. Difficult access to the first floor.
Guided tours for disabled guests are available on request at the desk VAMI (Volunteers Associaties for Italian Museums).
You can book courses and educational materials for blind, visually impaired and deaf visitors.

The Borghese Gallery, in the park of Villa Borghese, is located in 5 Piazzale Scipione Borghese in Rome.

Metro Line A: Flaminio or Spagna stop;
Villa Borghese internal bus- line 116;
Buses that run through Villa Borghese: 88, 95, 490, 495;
Bus: 52, 53, 63, 86, 92, 116, 217, 360, 491, 630, 910, 926;
Tram: 19, 3, 2;
Taxi: Vittorio Veneto Street (height Villa Borghese).

Museum

The Borghese Gallery valuable collection, made ​​up initially by Cardinal Scipione Borghese in the early seventeenth century, contains sculptures, bas-reliefs and ancient mosaics and paintings from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century.
Masterpieces by Raffaello, Tiziano, Caravaggio and splendid sculptures of Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Canova.

History

The Villa Borghese "outside Porta Pinciana" arose as a suburban villa in the early seventeenth century around an initial possession of the family until the establishment in the years of a huge park. The rapid rise of the family in the Roman context culminated in the election to the papacy by Camillo (1605-1621) who, under the name of Paul V, started large urban interventions and extraordinary feats as collectors.
The main protagonist of this scenario, it was the pope favorite nephew, Cardinal Scipione Caffarelli Borghese (1577-1633) who began a systematic acquisition of works of art, to create one of the biggest collection of the time. At his death there were in fact more than 800 paintings from the Renaissance to the Baroque, celebrated works of ancient sculpture and an endless real estate assets.

Collections

In the sumptuous halls of the Gallery you can visit one of the most comprehensive collections of art, sculptures, carvings and ancient mosaics, as well as paintings and sculptures from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century.
The most important nucleus dates back to Cardinal Scipione but the next three centuries, losses and acquisition have left their mark.
The Cardinal Scipione was not particularly careful in medieval art but to the works of ancient, Renaissance and contemporary art to evoke a new golden age. His ambition furthered the creation of new sculptures and marble groups compared with antique works.

Masterpieces

Inside the gallery you can admire masterpieces such as:

  • The largest collection of Caravaggio artworks
  • Sculptures of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, as "Apollo and Daphne" and "The Rape of Proserpina".
  • Statue of Pauline Borghese, Napoleon sister, by Canova.
  • Paintings by Raphael as the Baglioni Altarpiece with the famous deposition of Christ.
  • Works by Antonello Da Messina, Correggio, Giovanni Bellini, Titian.

 

Emperors room Apollo and Daphne room Council of God - lodge Lanfranco room Boy with a basket of fruit - Caravaggio Pala Baglioni, Removal - Raffaello Sanzio Paolina Borghese - Canova Rape of Proserpine - Bernini Events in the gallery Villa Borghese Park - panoramic view
27 May 2016
The museum is worth the visit just for the Bernini sculptures. They are superb, among his most important masterpieces. Be sure to get advance tickets because you will most likely be closed out if you don't have reservations.
27 May 2016
The Gallery is excellent. A reservation is required and I would advise booking in advance maybe a few weeks before you travel. When I arrived people were being turned away and the next available slot was a week after! The official tour was excellent and the guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about all the works described in the gallery....
27 May 2016
if you are into Bernini and his work....awesome. a personal guide will make the experience 100 times better
27 May 2016
We visit the galleria Borghese and it was an amazing visit!! What a gorgeous villa with spectacular sculptures from Bernini etc... A must on any visit to Italy!! You need to make reservations online prior to trip since they get filled quickly and they only have a certain number of groups they admit every two hours! I booked our tickets...
26 May 2016
Surely these are the four most beautiful classical sculptures in the world. The first time I saw them I thought "I didn't know you could do that with marble" and they instantly became the highlight of my Rome trip. Re-viewing them years later I cannot repeat the shock, but the sculptures still amaze, as you remember when they were done...
26 May 2016
When you are deciding to visit a specific site, be sure to buy tickets ahead of time. If you don't, you won't get in! We bought ours through Viator. When we arrived, an agent was outside who handed us our tickets. The lines were long & the villa itself was very hot. So hot, in fact, we felt faint!!! Needs...
26 May 2016
Just about! Worth it for the Berninis alone but the art gallery on the 2nd floor doesn't have a lot of good stuff. And be aware that you MUST book in advance to get in. And don't get a taxi there - walk from Piazza di Spagna via underground travelator to Via Veneto at Spagna Metro.
26 May 2016
So most tourists will slug their way through the massive crowds at the Vatican, but this gallery is a splendid treat on a much more manageable scale. The attraction office is very good about spacing the groups and managing the number of folks going into the Borghese Palace Museum. The artwork here is amazing and the rooms are far more...
26 May 2016
But you must get tickets in advance. We only got in due to the kindness of a tour leader who had two extra tickets. To be able to see this glorious museum, with the Caravaggio paintings I taught about all of my life, was thrilling and memorable. And the surrounding gorgeous gardens were captured in watercolors while my husband rode...
25 May 2016
Be sure to make a reservation otherwise you are not likely to get a ticket ... only 200 people every 2 hours. Also, take a guided tour ... otherwise you will miss so much unless you are already an art historian.
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