Borghese Gallery Small Group Tour - Baroque & Renaissance In Rome

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Overview

Experience the magnificent Borghese Gallery in a small group of maximum 6 people. This beautiful museum holds an immense amount of masterpieces, by Renaissance and Baroque greats such as Bernini, Caravaggio, Canova and Raphael. This tour will take you through the collection, as your expert guide shares secret stories and anecdotes about the artists and their patrons. The gallery is greatly enhanced by this small group (maximum 6 people) experience and your tour guide will allow you to go deeper in your interactions with these masterpieces.

Highlights

  • Small-group tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • Small group ensures personal service

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Spend 2-hours exploring the Borghese Gallery with a knowledgeable guide. See works by some of the masters of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, like Bernini, Caravaggio, Canova, and Raphael. Your guide will take you through the collections while providing insightful commentary. Be entertained by stories about these artists, their work, their relationships with patrons, and the history of the Villa Borghese Pinciana.

You will begin this cultural experience at 5pm, when the museum is less crowded. As you make your way through the gallery, you will be in awe of the opulence of the villa as well as the artwork. Enjoy this unique collection and the villa, commissioned in the 17th century by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, the nephew of Pope Paul V. Discover how Cardinal Scipione Borghese started with his own private collection and how the museum became one of the world's most unique collections.

Step outside the museum to explore the lavish Borghese gardens on a self-guided tour. Stop at the eagle fountain that is adjacent to the museum and at the entrance of theGiardino dei Melangoli (Garden of Bitter Oranges). Stroll through Giardino dei Melangoli (Garden of Bitter Oranges) at your own pace. Continue your walk through a formal garden called The Flower Garden. See the Meridiana Mansion by Rainaldi and the aviary when walking through The Secret Garden.

Inclusions for Borghese Gallery Small Group Tour - Baroque & Renaissance In Rome

  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Small-group tour

Exclusions for Borghese Gallery Small Group Tour - Baroque & Renaissance In Rome

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Minimum age is 7 years

Maximum number of participants is 6

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Informative interpretations of key works. The history and stories of the paintings were excellent but I foueould have liked more uncommon info on the sculptures backgrounds. Eg - comparison of the David’s.

  • Tour guide was knowledgeable. We highly recommend doing this small group tour. Even at night the gallery was busy, but our guide was always able to find a quiet place to talk with us.

  • This very informative tour was taken on September 20, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Our tour guide was Valeria. I learned a lot from her. I highly recommend this tour.

  • Fabulous guide . Only 3 of us in the group.

  • This was our last day on our third tour of Italy. Twice we had attempted to see the Borghese Gallery but things just did not go our way. But this time everything worked out. And it was so worth it. We had a guide to ourselves and I have to say, I'm an art lover but my son is not so the poor guide. He was fabulous and he catered to my oohs and ahhhs and my sons interference. That aside, my goodness you have to see this beautiful place and the sculptures are stunning. The collection is beautiful as are the gardens.

  • An excellent tour with a well-informed and engaging tour guide. We highly recommend this late afternoon tour.

  • The gallery is such a surprise. Our guide was so knowledgeable about the sculptures and sculptors along with the artwork. It is a must see.

  • So very pleased we booked this tour, it is a highly recommended way to visit and enjoy the Borghese Gallery. Our guide Rossella was extremely informative and pleasant to spend our 2 hours with. There was only 4 people in the group so very easy to be involved. Her history and art knowledge was excellent and we left feeling educated as well as experiencing some amazing art.

  • Our guide was informed, communincated fabulously well, had fun facts at her fingertips and was the perfect guide for a visit and to understand the art and history of the Gallery. She was congenial and enriched our experience.

  • We had a great tour led by Tiffany. It was our only way to get into the gallery as I hadn't pre-booked thinking that I would be able to get in sometime during the 5 days that we were in Rome. Well I was wrong. It is really hard to get into the gallery and as Lonely Planet said, if you only have time for one gallery to visit make it the Borghese Gallery. I would agree. It was was absolutely amazing and Tiffany's knowledge about the history, the Borghese family, the acquisition of some pieces added a lot to our experience. The only problem was the two hours was not long enough. I will definitely go back if I have another chance to visit Rome.

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