Borghese Gallery Revealed PrivateTour with an Art Historian

Rome, Italy

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Overview

Explore Rome’s Borghese Gallery with an art historian guide to make the most of your visit. With expert commentary about the artists on display, such as Caravaggio, Bernini, Titian and other Italian masters, you’ll be able to fully appreciate the paintings and sculptures. After your tour, make sure to stroll through the tranquil gardens outside and enjoy a view of the city. Note: Your entrance fee to the gallery is not included.
  • Borghese Gallery tour with an art historian guide
  • Learn interesting insights about the gallery's renowned art collection from an expert
  • See works like Apollo and Daphne by Gianlorenzo Bernini, David with the Head of Goliath by Caravaggio and The Deposition by Raphael
  • Walk around the Villa Borghese Gardens at your leisure after the tour

Professional art historian guide
Local guide
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Entrance fees are not included in the tour price
Full price €15. In case of temporary exibitions inside the Gallery, the price will raise up to 20
European Union citizens between 18 and 25 years old are free (€5 mandatory service charge); Tickets will be paid on site and are not refundable

Departure Point

Piazzale Scipione Borghese, 00197 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Galleria Borghese
The Galleria Borghese is the astonishing expression of the roman civilization and grandeur. This tour will let you admire ancient Roman, renaissance, baroque and modern artworks all in one place: the marvelous Galleria! Admire a 16th century collection of original sculptures and paintings. Cardinal Scipione was a collector of many works of ancient, Renaissance and contemporary art. He acquired ancient sculptures and promoted the creation of new ones, especially marble groups, to rival ancient works. You'll see the statue of Pauline Bonaparte, sculpted by Canova reclined upon a sumptuous couch. You’ll admire Cardinal Scipione's collection of paintings that consists today of hundreds of canvases including Caravaggio's "Boy with a Basket of Fruit" and "David with the Head of Goliath", Raphael's "Deposition", Titian's "Sacred and Profane Love" works, and dozens of statues both by contemporary artists of that century like Bernini and ancient Roman sculptures. This collection is not only a way to learn about Roman art history but is a time-travel through love, art, passion, power, wealth and aristocracy. The world famous "Apollo and Daphne" by Gianlorenzo Bernini will come alive in front of your eyes, see how this genius was able to capture the moment in which the nymph Daphne was transformed into a laurel tree… At the end of the tour you have the opportunity to walk in the same beautiful landscaped park just as Cardinal Scipione, only 5 centuries later! Please know that entrance fees are not included.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Galleria Borghese
Apollo and Daphne by Bernini, David and Goliath by Caravaggio, Paolina Borghese by Canova, The Deposition by Raphael and many more...
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Entrance fees are not included in the tour price
  • Tickets will be paid on site and are not refundable
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Availability for tickets cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
  • Closed on Monday, December 25th, January 1st
  • The tour runs upon ticket availability. Borghese Gallery accepts only 300 people every two hours
  • If you choose MORNING , the starting time will be 8:30am on summer time and 10.30 am during winter(according to ticket availability)
  • If you choose AFTERNOON, the starting time will be at 4:30pm (according to tickets availability)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

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