Museums

Borghese Gallery skip-the-line tickets and guided tour

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Availability: Every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Visit one of the finest private collections of art in the world
  • Stop to admire the famous marble sculptures by Bernini and Canova
  • Witness some of the most important paintings by Titian, Caravaggio and Raphael
What to expect

When it comes to art museums, Villa Borghese is in a league of its own. In 2 hours, you will wander the Villa’s rooms and admire incomparable masterpieces in each one of them. No other place is so full of beauty in such a small space. With the influx of visitors strictly controlled by the museum, you won’t have to strain to hear your expert guide explain the hisotry of each work.

Imagine a palace that was specifically built to house amazing works of art. The Villa's 20 rooms are treasure troves of visual splendor; each wall features a masterpiece, each pedestal supports finely carved marble and even the ceilings sing with divine frescoes.

Galleria Borghese is Rome’s most exclusive and intimate art museum. Specially built in the 17th century by Cardinal Scipione Borghese to house his magnificent art collection, it was once only open to royals and visiting dignitaries.

Your expert guide will show you the works with incredible passion and will narrate all the behind the scenes that offer depth and nuances to each work. From the whims of Cardinal Borghese to the heartbreaking story of the commissioning of Raphael's Borghese Deposition, you will experience a unique journey through art.

During your visit you will discover The Rape of Proserpine, Apollo and Daphne and David by Gianlorenzo Bernini, Pauline Bonaparte by Canova, David and Goliath and St. John the Baptist by Caravaggio, the Borghese Deposition and The Lady with the Unicorn by Raphael, The Flagellation of Christ by Titian, The Last Supper by Bassano and many other works of art.

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What's included
  • Skip-the-line tickets for the Borghese Gallery
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Small groups (maximum 15 people)
  • Headsets for groups over 6 people
What's not included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Reduced price
  • Infants (0-3 years): free (no reservation required)
  • Children (4-12 years): reduced
Where

Viale dell'Uccelliera, 3, 00197 Roma RM, Italy

Meeting point:

In the small square in front of the double staircase of Galleria Borghese. The easiest way to get here is by taxi, but you can also get here by foot from the highest steps of Piazza di Spagna, getting off at the metro stop "Spagna", going up the stairs, turning left and then following the signs for the park towards the Gallery. It takes approximately 20 minutes to walk.

What to remember
  • No bags, handbags or cameras are allowed in the galleries of the Borghese Museum. These items must be deposited before entering the museum; the guide will help you with the procedure on arrival
  • Please note that the second floor of the Borghese Gallery is not wheelchair accessible. As a result we are unable to accommodate wheelchair users or guests with reduced mobility on this tour
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When
  • Every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 2.45pm
  • Please arrive at the meeting point at 2.30pm
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Provider
Walks of Italy
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the activity begins.
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