Private Borghese Gallery and Gardens Tour
- Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Rome
The Gallery was put together by the Borghese Family, one of the wealthiest and most important families of Rome whose line includes several cardinals and Popes.
The original works of art there date back to the collection of Cardinal Scipione Borghese which consists primarily of Renaissance and Baroque art. The Borghese Gallery is a real gem in the heart of Rome, a museum that houses a vast collection of paintings, sculptures and frescoes by masters such as Canova, Caravaggio and Bernini.
Meet your personal storyteller at your hotel/accommodation and travel together to the Borghese Gallery.
Start this journey by discovering incredible masterpieces by the greatest Italian artists and learn all about the Borghese Family, which played a major role in Roman history. You will see Canova's famous sculpture of Paolina Borghese Bonaparte as Venus Victrix, which caused a stir when it became known that the sister of Napoleon Bonaparte posed nude for this work of art. Among the masterpieces in the gallery are the celebrated statues Apollo and Daphne and the Pluto’s Abduction of Proserpina by Bernini, Raphael's Entombment of Christ, Caravaggio's Sick Bacchus, and Titian's Sacred and Profane Love (also known as Venus and the Bride).
The heavenly Borghese Park is located north of the Spanish Steps, where you will see a breathtaking view of the city from the top of the hill. It is a popular location for Roman weddings and overlooks Piazza del Popolo. The area was once a vineyard until Cardinal Scipione Borghese converted it into a park. Continue this tour discovering the Borghese Gardens, a stunning natural setting that houses beautiful fountains, monuments, gardens and flora.
- Recommended tour Extensions:
Extra Hour | Secret Rooms | Famous Piazza & Fountains | Catacombs
Exclusive Early Entrance (before the general public) | Blue Badge Qualified Guide | Admission Tickets | Meet & Greet your Guide at your Hotel/Accommodation | Private Tour | Guaranteed to skip the long lines
- Not Included:
Transfer to the site via Taxi (our guide can arrange this) | Private Driver (can be arranged upon request)