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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Book your Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery and Gardens Walking Tour ahead of time to take advantage of jumping the queue with reserved tickets. The Borghese Gallery regularly sells out a month in advance!

Highlights

  • Skip the line entry to the Borghese Gallery and Gardens in Rome
  • Small group guided tour of the Borghese Gallery's famous collection of sculptures and paintings
  • Guided walking tour of the Villa Borghese Gardens
  • Personalized attention on a small group tour
  • No waiting in lines with skip the line entry

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery and Gardens Walking Tour

Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery and Gardens Walking Tour

One of Rome's richest and most interesting villas, the Borghese Gallery and Museum houses a vast and diverse collection of sculptures and paintings produced by masters such as Bernini, Canova, Caravaggio and Titian. Your guide will lead you through the gallery's breathtaking rooms and reveal the secrets, stories and techniques behind the masterpieces.

Then you will go for an enchanting stroll though the Villa Borghese Gardens and enjoy the surprises and tranquillity of this Eden in the heart of busy Rome. The famous Villa Borghese is a truly magical setting, surrounded by vast gardens filled with fountains, monuments and diverse flora. It's a treat for all the senses.

The tour ends with a breathtaking view from atop the Pincio terrace.

All entrance fees to the Borghese Gallery and Museum are included in the tour price. Tours are conducted in small groups (maximum 20 people) with an English-speaking guide who can personally cater to you so your visit is a special and unforgettable experience.

Itinerary

Borghese Gallery and Gardens Tour includes but is not limited to:
  • The Caravaggio Room (St. Jerome, David with the Head of Goliath)
  • Bernini sculptures (Apollo and Daphne, David)
  • Canova sculpture (Pauline Bonaparte)
  • Works by Raphael (The Deposition, Lady with Unicorn)
  • Perugino (Madonna and Child)
  • Rubens (The Deposition)
  • Titian (Sacred and Profane Love)
  • Explore the Villa Borghese Gardens Casino dell'Uccelliera, Fontana dei Puppazzi, Piazza di Siena, Tempietto di Diana, Obelisco di Antonio and stunning view over Piazza del Popolo

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Having known very little about the Borghese family prior to this tour, I personally found the tour and our guide's wealth of knowledge very interesting and essential to fully understand and appreciate what I was looking at. It was amazing to be standing so close to incredible works of art while our guide, Andrew, explained the back stories. The narrative connected you to the artists and the time period and provided a deeper, more intimate lesson on Renaissance art history. Even though 3 hours sounds like a long tour, it didn't feel that way. You have only 2 hours in the villa before they clear it out for the next collection of tour groups. The last hour included a guided stroll through the gardens which was optional. We found this tour extremely interesting and educational,and our tour guide did a fabulous job of engaging us and answering our questions. I highly recommend this tour for people who do not have an in depth knowledge of Renaissance art, but appreciate it and want to learn about the passions, intentions, and decisions of the people who created it and collected it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Bernini is better than Michelangelo, Caravaggio is damn good, and our guide Andy was fantastic. And in addition he was extremely knowledgeable. A must do on anyone's grand tour!

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