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Borghese Gallery Guided Tour
Activities in Rome

Borghese Gallery Guided Tour

303 reviews | 2,260 travellers
Totally recommendable I don't know if it was the bad weather, but we had the Museum practically to ourselves. The guide, Ignacio, a professional. He enlightened us throughout the visit with his vast knowledge of art and showed his patience in letting us enjoy our favorite Museum works without pressuring us to move forward, answering all our questions very kindly. A 10 out of 10, without a doubt.
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US$ 55.20
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Enter the Borghese Gallery, one of the best museums in Rome, accompanied by a professional guide and discover its extraordinary art collection including pieces by Bernini, Caravaggio and Raphael.

Borghese Gallery
Bernini's Apollo and Daphne
Young Woman with Unicorn by Raphael
Boy with a Basket of Fruit by Caravaggio
Antonio Canova's Venus Victorious
Inside the Borghese Gallery

Itinerary

Head to Piazzale del Museo Borghese, in the heart of Villa Borghese, Rome’s most important green-space, where your guide will be waiting for you. Learn about this emblematic park and then follow your guide straight into the Galleria Borghese. Housed in a beautiful villa, it is considered as one of the best private art collections in the world and is one of the capital’s top art museums. Led by a knowledgeable guide, you’ll embark on a 2 hour guided tour.

The Museum’s stunning private art collection was begun by Cardinal Scipione Borghese during the seventeenth century. It consists mainly of paintings, sculptures and antiquities, all of which are wonderfully placed and non-chronological.

Marvel at its numerous masterpieces while you find out about the gallery’s history and the artists’ lives. One of the most important paintings is Raphael’s “Woman with the Unicorn”. The artist included the legendary animal into the portrait of a young woman, who is according to several theories, a family member of the Borghese family. Another highlight is Caravaggio’s “Boy with a Basket of Fruit”. This a clear example of dramatic Tenebrist-style lighting.

The sculpture dedicated rooms are also fascinating, with works of art like Canova’s “Venus Victorious, famous for its realism. Moreover, the nineteenth-century life-size neo-Classical statue portrays Pauline Bonaparte as Venus Victrix. You’ll also admire Bernini’s “David, a Baroque gem.

Once the tour comes to an end 2 hours after the history of art route.

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Price

Adults Children 6-12 years old Children 2-5 years old Children under 2 years old
US$ 55.20
US$ 39.40
US$ 33.80
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 55.20
  • Children 6-12 years old

    US$ 39.40
  • Children 2-5 years old

    US$ 33.80
  • Children under 2 years old

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Please check local restrictions before traveling. Show more

The use of masks is obligatory. Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

It is mandatory to present a complete vaccination certificate. The vaccine must be accepted in the country of activity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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Duration

2 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

History of Art expert English speaking guide

Admission to the Borghese Gallery

When to book?

You can book up until 3 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

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US$ 55.20
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 3 days before

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Piazzale del Museo Borghese