2-Hour Skip-the-Line Tickets to the Borghese Gallery in Rome
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Stop At: Villa Borghese, P.zzale del Museo Borghese, 00155 Rome Italy
The best way for us to describe the Villa Borghese gardens is:
As the keeper of the Villa Borghese Pinciana, I publicly declare: whoever you are, providing to be a freeman, fear no hindrance here; go where you like, ask what you wish; leave when you want. Everything you see was made more for the guest than for its landlord. In the golden century, when peaceful years made any thing splendid for the refined ones, the landlord forbade all iron rules for the guest.
Let good faith be the only rule for our friend.
But if someone, consciously and purposely, by wickedness and deceit, was to break the golden rules of courtesy, be alert, the angry keeper may break these friendly words on your head.
(Latin inscription carved on marble plate at Villa Borghese).
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Galleria Borghese, Piazzale del Museo Borghese 5, 00197 Rome Italy
We will visit one of the world’s most beautiful art museum hosting the works of extraordinary artists such as Bernini, Caravaggio, Canova and Raffaello. The gallery’s most important sculptures and paintings are from Cardinal Scipione Borghese’s collection (1579 - 1633), he was the son of Ortensia Borghese, sister of both Pope Paul V and Francesco Caffarelli.
We’ll admire Caravaggio’s most important paintings, among which “Young sick Bacchus” and “ Boy with a basket of fruit”; Bernini and Canova’s magnificent sculptures’ collection, boasting works like “Apollo and Daphne”, “David”, “The rape of Preserpina” and “Paolina Bonaparte”. Of course we won’t miss out on Raffaello’s “Entombment of Christ”.
We will lead you through the marvelous rooms of Casina Borghese, with its splendid frescoes, we’ll disclose the secrets, the stories and the painting techniques concealed behind the masterpieces of one of the world’s most beautiful art museum.
To end the tour, we’ll walk through the Villa Borghese gardens, enjoying its beauty and calm far from the roman chaos.
Duration: 2 hours
- Guaranteed to skip the long lines
- Entry/Admission - Galleria Borghese
- Guaranteed to skip the lines
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Wheelchair accessible
- Dress code is smart casual
- Please note that bags are not permitted inside the Borghese Gallery, and will need to be checked in at the cloakroom before to be collected afterwards
- Adult pricing applies to all
- Arrive strictly at 10:45 as there is no accommodation for other entrance times. Entrance is strictly limited so you must arrive early. Anyone who arrives after these times cannot be accommodated.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
We did the Guided Tour in the morning at 8AM. Mattia was an excellent guide. He was very passionate about the artwork that is a part of the Borghese Gallery collection. His expertise, his immense ardor, and devotion to the artwork made this an unforgettable experience.
Our guide was really well informed and passionate about Italian art. She did a great job guiding a sizable group (around 20). The gallery is filled with amazing paintings, frescoes and sculptures. She made sure to point out the important things and made it interesting by providing the back stories behind many of the items. The Borghese Gardens have seen better days; not to the same high standard as the Gallery, so we didn't spend much time there. Even though we were weary, having just landed that morning, the tour was stimulating and very enjoyable. We did several tours during our stay and she was our consensus favorite tour guide. Highly recommended.
Had a wonderful tour of the Borghese gallery. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and was easy to understand. The only issue is that it was too short - wish we could have stayed for another hour. Come early or stay late and enjoy the surrounding park.
These skip-the-line tickets were a waste. What we got for our money was a short tour of 8 or 10 galleries with a brief talk by the guide focusing on a single work. Then it was on to the next gallery. At the unexpected end we were escorted to the exit. I asked if we werent permitted to view the works on display until closing time and was told simply No. Im an art historian and there were many pieces in the Borghese that I wanted to see, but I was denied access to the public displays. AVOID THIS TOUR ! Its yet another Roman rip-off.
This was one of the highlights for me in Rome. I had been anticipating the Borghese gallery for a long time as I believe Bernini is amazing. This was worth the money, I paid for skip the line and they offered a free tour so I took it. I believe this is a must see in Rome. I would definitely buy these tickets.
Great place to visit. Easy to find the person to get our tickets.