View of Villa Borghese
Guided tour inside the Borghese Gallery
Tour Guide explaining a painting inside the Borghese Gallery
View of part of the Garden at Villa Borghese
Panoramic view from the Pincio Garden in Rome at Sunset
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Villa Borghese Gallery Tour with Gardens

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3 h.
English
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  • Visit one of the most important collections of art in Europe still housed in its original setting. This small but extremely important collection is filled with masterpieces by Caravaggio, Canova, Raphael, and Bernini that will leave you in awe.
  • After discovering the highlights inside the gallery take a stroll with your guide through what was originally the private gardens of the Borghese family and listen to the stories about this historic Roman dynasty.
  • With an expert English-speaking art historian as your guide, small groups of no more than 15 people, headsets to ensure you hear everything, and a reserved entrance to the Borghese Gallery, we can guarantee this an art lover’s dream tour!

Your Unique Experience at Borghese Gallery

What's Included

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Groups no larger than 15 people
  • Skip the Line Access to the Borghese Gallery
  • Pre-booked Borghese Gallery Ticket and all reservation fees
  • Guided walking tour of the Villa Borghese Gardens (not included on tours after 7PM)
  • Headsets so you can always hear your guide

Sites Visited

  • Borghese Gallery which includes but is not limited to: the Caravaggio Room (with 'St. Jerome' and 'David with the Head of Goliath')
  • Bernini sculptures ('Apollo & Daphne' and 'David')
  • Canova sculpture ('Pauline Bonaparte') works by Raphael ('The Deposition' and Lady with Unicorn)
  • Perugino (Madonna & Child)
  • Rubens (The Deposition) and Titian (Sacred and Profane Love)
  • Villa Borghese Gardens which include but are not limited to Casino dell’Uccelliera (not included on tours after 7PM)
  • Fontana dei Pupazzi
  • Piazza di Siena
  • Tempietto di Diana
  • Obelisco di Antonio
  • View over Piazza del Popolo

Complete Tour Description

Far too many visitors leave Rome without even hearing about the Borghese Gallery. Home to a smaller and more elite collection than the Vatican, 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, Canova, Caravaggio, and Titian it has a billing to rival the Louvre, and with strict ticketing rules, none of the crowds.

Join us one of our relaxed Borghese Gallery tours, which also cover the beautiful gardens. With an expert, English-speaking guide, you'll delve into the Borghese collection, seeing Bernini's captivating 'Apollo and Daphne', Canova's 'Pauline Bonaparte', Caravaggio's 'St. Jerome' and 'David with the Head of Goliath', and Raphael's 'The Deposition' to name but a few. Your guide will lead you through the rooms, explaining the beautiful paintings and sculptures you pass and how they came to be here.

On the way, you'll hear about Napoleon's envy and how his sister shocked dinner guests - bringing the building and art you experience to life.

But our tour doesn't end at the gallery exit. Next, your guide will take you on a relaxed walking tour around the stunning Borghese Gardens. Modeled on the English gardens so admired by Renaissance Romans, the gardens are home to 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.

Organizing your own visit to Villa Borghese can be complicated. Borghese Gallery tickets must be purchased in advance for a specific time slot and often sell out weeks in advance. Our Villa Borghese tour includes pre-reserved tickets and Skip-the-Line Access so you don't need to worry about that. And with an expert, English speaking guide, small groups of only 15 people or less and audio headsets for every guest, we'll ensure that you get the very best from your time.

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