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Borghese Gallery skip-the-line tickets and guided tour

Free cancellation
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

Do this because

Visit one of the finest private collections of art in the world

Stop to admire the famous marble sculptures by Bernini and Canova

Witness some of the most important paintings by Titian, Caravaggio and Raphael

What to expect

When it comes to art museums, Villa Borghese is in a league of its own. In 2 hours, you will wander the Villa's rooms and admire incomparable masterpieces in each one of them. No other place is so full of beauty in such a small space. With the influx of visitors strictly controlled by the museum, you won’t have to strain to hear your expert guide explain the history of each work.

Imagine a palace that was specifically built to house amazing works of art. The Villa's 20 rooms are treasure troves of visual splendor; each wall features a masterpiece, each pedestal supports finely carved marble and even the ceilings sing with divine frescoes.

Galleria Borghese is Rome's most exclusive and intimate art museum. Specially built in the 17th century by Cardinal Scipione Borghese to house his magnificent art collection, it was once only open to royals and visiting dignitaries.

Your expert guide will show you the works with incredible passion and will narrate all the behind-the-scenes that offer depth and nuances to each work. From the whims of Cardinal Borghese to the heartbreaking story of the commissioning of Raphael's Borghese Deposition, you will experience a unique journey through art.

During your visit you will discover The Rape of Proserpine, Apollo and Daphne and David by Gianlorenzo Bernini, Pauline Bonaparte by Canova, David and Goliath and St. John the Baptist by Caravaggio, the Borghese Deposition and The Lady with the Unicorn by Raphael, The Flagellation of Christ by Titian, The Last Supper by Bassano and many other works of art.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

Social distancing is enforced

Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected

Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors

All gear/equipment is sanitised between use

Visitors are required to bring and wear masks

Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks

Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors

What’s included

Skip-the-line tickets for the Borghese Gallery

Expert English-speaking guide

Small groups (maximum 15 people)

Headsets for groups over 6 people

Location

Piazzale Scipione Borghese 5, 00197 Rome RM, Italy

Meeting point:

In the small square in front of the double staircase of Galleria Borghese. The easiest way to get here is by taxi, but you can also get here by foot from the highest steps of Piazza di Spagna, getting off at the metro stop "Spagna", going up the stairs, turning left and then following the signs for the park towards the Gallery. It takes approximately 20 minutes to walk.

Provider

Walks of Italy

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • No bags, handbags or cameras are allowed in the galleries of the Borghese Museum. These items must be deposited before entering the museum; the guide will help you with the procedure on arrival
  • Please note that the second floor of the Borghese Gallery is not wheelchair accessible. As a result, we are unable to accommodate wheelchair users or guests with reduced mobility on this tour