Villa Borghese Gallery & Gardens
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Villa Borghese Gallery & Gardens

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Tour Highlights

  • Pre-reserved Borghese Gallery tickets and Skip the Line access
  • Discover a hidden treasure trove of art history with works from masters like Bernini and Caravaggio
  • Choose from an expert guided tour, a private tour or tickets into the gallery to explore on your own

Gallery

Experience Rome's most important art collection after the Vatican. Getting into the Borghese Gallery can seem impossible due to strict reservations and availability, but we'll make sure you get the chance to see its masterpieces by Raphael, Bernini, and Canova. Hear the true stories behind them, topped by a stroll through the gardens to the famed Pincio Terrace.
Villa Borghese Facade

EXPERIENCE ART IN SITU

Commissioned by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, this gallery offers the rare opportunity to see masterpieces by Bernini, Caravaggio, and more in their original setting.

Ancient facade at Villa Borghese gardens

INCREDIBLE INSIDE AND OUT

After enjoying the gallery, take a walk through perhaps Italy's most beautiful city park, where locals go to escape the chaos and relax.

Goethe statue at Villa Borghese

PERFECTLY TIMED TICKETS

Borghese Gallery tickets can sell out fast and are limited to certain time slots, but we’ve got you covered with our reserved, Skip the Line entrance.

Tour Description

Far too many visitors leave Rome without even hearing about the Borghese Gallery. Built in 1613 by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, the nephew of Pope Paul V, this period Renaissance villa is set in the beautiful Borghese Gardens, once his private park. Scipione was one of the most prolific patrons of the arts of his time, and not only commissioned many of the most famous works by Caravaggio and Bernini, but also amassed an extensive collection of sculptures and mosaics from antiquity.

This smaller museum offers a rare opportunity to see some of the world's most impressive masterpieces in their original setting. With works by Bernini, Raphael, Caravaggio and Titian it has a billing to rival the Louvre, and because of strict ticketing rules, none of the crowds.

Join us to discover this spectacular gallery and then take a stroll in the beautiful surrounding gardens. When selecting one of our guided tours, you will be provided with an expert, English-speaking guide, audio headsets, and small groups of 20 or less to make sure you get the most out of your time there. Learn the history behind Bernini's captivating 'Apollo and Daphne', Canova's 'Pauline Bonaparte', Caravaggio's 'St. Jerome', and Raphael's 'The Deposition', among many more. You will also hear the stories of how these famed artworks made their way into the gallery and about the Cardinal himself, who was focused on completing his collection through any means necessary.

But your tour doesn't end at the gallery exit. Next, your guide will take you on a relaxed walk around the stunning Borghese Gardens. Modeled on traditional English gardens, these amazing grounds boast a beautiful array of plants, sculptures and water features. We'll finish up at the Pincio Terrace from where you'll see stunning views over Piazza del Popolo and all of Rome beyond.

You also have the option to explore this incredible gallery and gardens at your leisure with our tickets only option. Organizing your own visit to Villa Borghese can be complicated as tickets must be purchased in advance for a specific time slot and often sell out weeks in advance. Whether you’re exploring on your own or joining one of our guided tours, our pre-reserved tickets and Skip the Line access ensure you don’t have to worry!

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What's Included

  • Skip the Line entrance ticket to Borghese Gallery 
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide*
  • Audio headsets where appropriate 

Sites Visited

  • Borghese Gallery
  • Villa Borghese Gardens

Important Notes

Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' access.

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