Home to priceless paintings and sculptures including works by Titian, Bernini, Caravaggio and Canova; prior residence of Cardinal Scipione Borghese, a dedicated art patron who commissioned many of the masterpieces himself; picturesque location of vast gardens and spectacular architecture - the Borghese Gallery and Gardens are among the most incredible and serene villas of its kind.
This is your opportunity to experience this rare Roman treat on a private tour accompanied by an expert, local English-speaking guide. With skip-the-line entrance, pre-booked tickets, and convenient audio headsets so you can always hear the entertaining and informative historical commentary, get more out of this venue than with any other tour company.
Visit the former Cardinal’s luxurious living spaces while you stand in awe before the landmark masterpieces in their original settings – as the artists and artisans intended. The incredible collection includes Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s ‘Apollo and Daphne,’ Raphael’s ‘The Deposition,’ a number of early works by Caravaggio, as well as the scandalous ‘Pauline Bonaparte’ from the genius of Canova.
You’ll wander amongst art from the ages with your private, expert English-speaking guide every step of the way, bringing each portrait to life and answering all your burning questions. Then enjoy the tranquil Villa Borghese Gardens just steps from Rome’s center, but which provide a feeling that one is miles away from the bustling city. Lushly manicured lawns, lakes, towering monuments and monumental fountains – it is an incredible Eden in the heart of the capital.
Your experience will come to a close with a picturesque vantage point atop the Pincio Terrace where you’ll be able to treat yourself to a last, and everlasting, panoramic view of this incredible villa and gardens.
Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' access.
Yes, you can. After visiting the Gallery, if you are not interested in visiting the gardens you can let the guide know and you are free to go.
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If you are organising a tour for a larger party and you have any special requests, we would be happy to assist you over the phone, via email or Live Chat.
Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time of the tour.
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