Borghese Gallery & Caravaggio In S.ta Maria In Popolo, Baroque Rome Private Tour

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Details :
    Borghese Gallery and Museum, Piazzale Scipione Borghese, 5, 00197 Roma RM, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Piazza del Popolo, Roma RM, Italy
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


The Borghese Gallery has the most impressive collection of art in Rome. All the masters are there: Bernini, Raphael, Titian and Caravaggio among many other artists. With the help of an accredited art historian you will understandthe secrets of Berninis sculpture, who - as you will see - worked marble to the point of transparency; understand the symbolism of Titians art; the amazing novelty and modernity of Raphaels compositionsandthe tragic events of Caravaggios life which reflected in his works.


  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Led by an art historian
  • All entrance fees included

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Your private walking tour starts at the Galleria borghese, the beautiful palace where Cardinal Scipione Borghese lived with his famous art collection in the heart of Rome's most beautiful park, the Borghese Gardens. You will see Bernini's famous statues of Apollo and Daphne, David, the Rape of Proserpine and Canova's reclining nude of Paulina Borghese. Among the collection are many paintings by Raphael, Titian and Caravaggio.

After touring the gallery, you'll take a walk through the gardens to reach Piazza del popolo. Here you'll tour the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo, with two of Caravaggio's most famous compositions. You'll be able to compare the order and harmony of Raphael's Renaissance Chigi Chapel with the emotional and sensual strength of Caravaggio's Baroque artworks.

This in-depth private tour of Rome's Baroque art and architecture is hosted by a professional guide specializing in art history. Please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at the time of booking to alert your guide, so they can prepare for your private tour.


Professional art historian guide

Private tour

Entry/Admission - Galleria Borghese



Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off

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  • 29-Oct-2018

    Our guide Laura (Carbonara) was an absolutely wonderful guide and for us worth the cost. She has worked at the Borghese Villa and is very familiar with the process and staff as well as all the artwork. She studied art history and was able to help us understand not only the history of the pieces but the history of the Borghese family and their place in Italian history. She spoke fluent English and quickly picked up on what our individual interests were which helped us focus within our limited time. (The 2-hour window in the Borghese is absolute - they clear the museum when your time slot ends). We had a small-mix up about the inclusion of Santa Maria De Poppolo in our tour and Laura went over the top to get that straightened out. My only suggestion would be that it would be better to have guests meet the guide at 8:45. We met Laura at 9:00 and people had already been going in to check bags before that. Felt like we missed a few opening minutes of our allotted time. (One general comment - since the Borghese limits each time slot to 360 people and crowds are manageable, if you are not truly interested in sculpture/art/Italian history you might not need to splurge on a private tour here.) Thank you for your service, it was just what we needed.

  • 16-May-2018

    Wonderful tour with our guide, Maria Ludovica. Ludo combined interesting historical stories with the beautiful works of art to enhance our visit. We learned so much and had great fun! Would highly recommend! Ludo had great communications before the start of the tour important since the Borghese Gallery is strict about entrance and exit times.

  • 21-Apr-2018

    What a marvelous morning in this wonderful museum. Maria had an advanced degree in Art History and spoke excellent English. She guided us through this amazing museum, pointing out the most important works and noting the features that made them special. I highly recommend this tour for anyone with an interest in art.

  • 08-Jan-2018

    Excellent tour! Our guide was Gianluca Farris and he was outstanding! Not only did he know everything related to the Gallery and its history, but he also gave us tips and recommendations for restaurants and other places when our tour was over. He even bough us a cappuccino!
    The Borghese Gallery is a must, you can't miss it. And it's absolutely worth it to make it a private tour. You will learn and enjoy your visit so much more!

  • 24-Oct-2017

    This was the most surprisingly wonderful tour we took of the many tours we took. Our guide was marvelous. If you miss this tour, you have missed one of the best

    This was the most surprisingly wonderful tour we took. Our guide was marvelous and the artwork in our opinion was akin to going to the Uffizi or the Musee D'Orsey. Bernini, Michaelangelo, Caravaggio, Raphael. The Bernini's are stunning!

  • 14-Oct-2017

    Very knowledgeable, very passionate. Spoke good English. Very organized.

  • 17-Jun-2017

    Our expert in art history was fantastic. In a private group you get to see more, and tailor to your interests.

  • 20-Jan-2017

    Luca, our guide, was a font of detailed and entertaining information to provide history and context to what we saw. We would whole heartedly do again. The only way to experience this exquisite treasure trove of art!

  • 18-Jan-2017

    Amazing and absolutely worth every cent. Our guide Maria Ludavica was very knowledgeable and even my wife who is very well versed in art history learned a great deal. A warm and wonderful experience and I would recommend it to anyone with even a small interest in art.

  • 19-Nov-2016

    To participate in the learning of history and the artists who created such awesome paintings and sculptures was exhilarating! We had never really knew much about Bernini until this wonderful tour. Isabella was very knowledgeable and made sure that we understood what she was telling us. It was worth the long walk up to the Gallery and putting up with the rain! Do it!

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