Borghese Gallery Private Tour Explore The Masterpieces By Bernini Caravaggio And Raphael - Rome

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Afternoon Tour 2/3/2019 - 3/1/2029Tuesday:12:00 PM - 03:00 PM Wednesday:12:00 PM - 03:00 PM Thursday:12:00 PM - 03:00 PM .. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Viale del Museo Borghese, 00197 Roma RM, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Enjoy the personal attention of a private guide on this 3-hour tour of the Borghese Gallery. View masterpieces by Caravaggio, Raphael, Bernini and much more.
Borghese Gallery is an art gallery housed in the former Villa borghese Pinciana. At the outset, the gallery building was integrated with its gardens. The Villa borghese gardens are considered a tourist attraction. The Galleria borghese houses a substantial part of the Borghese collection of paintings, sculpture and antiquities, begun by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, the nephew of Pope Paul V (reign 16051621). The Villa was built by the architect Flaminio Ponzio, developing sketches by Scipione Borghese himself, who used it as a villa suburbana, a country villa at the edge of Rome.
Scipione Borghese was an early patron of Bernini and an avid collector of works by Caravaggio, who is well represented in the collection by his Boy with a Basket of Fruit, St Jerome Writing, Sick Bacchus and others.

Highlights

  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a Blue Badge guide
  • Led by a local guide
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

Know More about this tour

The Villa borghese, the splendid small palace that hosts the Borghese Gallery, was built at the beginning of the 17thcentury as aprivate residence of the Borghese family. From the very beginning it housed the collection of Cardinal Scipio (1579-1633), nephew of Pope Paul V (a Borghese).In 1902, the Italian State purchased the rest of the collection and the palace.

Currently, the collection consists of sculptures, bas-reliefs, ancient mosaics, 16th-17thcentury paintings, and sculptures. They include masterpieces by Antonello da Messina, Giovanni Bellini, Perugino, Pinturicchio, Veronese, Raphael (Deposition), Domenichino (Diana's Hunt), Titian (Sacred and Profane Love, Venus Blindfolding Love), Correggio (Danae), Caravaggio (Youth with a Fruit Basket, The Madonna of the Footmen, David with Goliath's Head), Rubens (Piet), and magnificent sculptures by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Apollo and Daphne, The Rape of Proserpina, David) and Canova (Paolina Borghese).

Inclusions

Blue Badge guide

Private Tour

Professional guide

Entry/Admission - Galleria Borghese

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Transportation to/from attractions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Dress code is formal

Minimum 2 adults required to book

Your Guide will be waiting for you holding a Sign with the name of our company TOURS OF ROME in the Meeting point.

Please remember that you will need to check for free your hand-back or pack back in the Museum check Room before starting the tour and take it back at the end of the tour.

We highly recommend to have an on the road cell phone to be easy to contact us and to contact you if necessary

For a quick response you can use iMessage, Whatsapp and Viber for texting us

Wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 16-Jan-2020

    We were a group of 6 people and visited the villa Borghese at the end of december 2019 and it was absolutely marvelous! We had two hours with our personal guide Alessandro and he made a phantastic job! He had a very well-balanced but also passionate way to tell us all the fascinating Details about Borghese himself, the paintings of Caravaggio and Raphael and of my personal highlight, the sculptures of Bernini. And what might be particularly interesting for you as a reader of this review, is that he studied archeology and art history and as I am an art history student myself I can tell you that his explanations were perfectly correct and that I even learned new things from him. So I hope you get the chance to see the villa Borghese with him and that you will have a great time as everyone of us did. I am deeply greatful that my aunt booked this tour for us because it was worth every second of it.

  • 10-Dec-2019

    Our tour guide, Franz, was great. Punctual, very knowledgeable and engaging. Was able to succinctly put the history and art work together in a fun way. Learned a lot. This is our third time taking the same tour, and has been absolutely excellent time.
    Money well spent.

  • 02-Sep-2019

    The Borghese Galleries are not to be missed! The Caravaggio paintings and Bernini sculptures are breathtaking. Our guide, Alessandro is an exceptional art historian and really brings to life all the rich history and art to life. This is a wonderful tour.

  • 29-Jan-2018

    We had a private guide, Andrea, who was wonderful, pleasant and very informative. We had come to Rome because of the special Bernini exhibit and his expertise and kindness made the experience exactly as we had wished..

  • 25-Jan-2017

    Our guide was very good and the Borghese is wonderful. A great tour.