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Andy our guide is passionate about the subject and is a wealth of information. He's able to inspire the group to appreciate the artwork and the fine detail, not to mention the anecdotes from back in the days. Due to the restriction on time 2 hours and how many are allowed every two hours 300, I highly recommend this guided tour. On my own I could not get half of much out of the two hours inside this museum. The quality of the collection is top notch. If you only visit one museum in Rome besides Vatican Museum, visit Borghese. The collection and grounds are terrific. Also, Andy showed us the fine prospect from piazza above Popolo Square. It's a must see for selfie taking with Rome in the background the other is top of Spanish Steps.
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable! I thought we would just look at the artwork, but she gave us a wonderful walk down memory lane, going very deep into the history of the art collections, the culture at that time, and just some wonderful nuggets of history that I would have never known.
The guide was very knowledgable and engaging. The garden walk was icing on the cake.
Luca was an excellent tour guide. He was very humorous and told some great stories in a great way. He connected the history of the gallery and art in a very meaningful way. Even though it was raining, he continued with a nice walk through the Villa Borghese gardens! The art and sculpture at this gallery is amazing!
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Excellent guide who was able to avoid the crowded rooms without missing any of the important artwork/copies.
Our tour guide John is the best guide I have had during my tour of Italy - I am sure that he must have taken people on this tour 100s of times but you can tell that he loves his job and is extremely knowledgeable about the paintings and sculptures in this gallery. Worth every cent!!!
This is the second time we have joined this tour we also took it two years ago and it is an absolute delight! Our guide this time was Kylie and she was passionate and enthusiastic we only saw three exhibits which we saw last time - there is simply so much to see in the gallery you could make 20 visits and still not cover everything. Kylie was so informative about the artists and the pieces she showed us she made the whole visit memorable, education and, most importantly, enjoyable. Highly recommended
Gio was our tour guide and was GREAT!!!! She had so much energy and skillfully shared her wealth of knowledge of the art pieces, the Borghese family and the personal lives of the artists. I walked away with a desire to learn more about art and its history. Gio made the tour so interesting and enjoyable. She should be commended for an outstanding job!!!!!
Excellent tour. A must do in Rome. Do not miss the Gallery and the Gardens.
Our tour guide Andy was out of this world. He brought the art to life and was a wealth of information.
This is an excellent tour with a brilliant guide Emilio who brought the history, the artwork and the statuary alive.
Best tour guide in Italy. Only native English speaker, made a big difference.
With such a highly experienced guide this was a complete joy. Although long and tiring on the legs, the galleries were a feast of wonderful art and magnificent sculptures. Andrew's stories about the excesses of Scipione Borghese were thrilling and he brought the period delightfully to life. This is not a tour for the ignorant, however. Doing a little research beforehand will help you process the 3 hour cultural tsunami, but drowing in the Renaissance is not a bad way to go, after all. Thoroughly recommended.
The Borghese Gallery was so very wonderful. I didn't like they displayed the couture gowns along with the artwork and statutes. It took away from the reverence of the gallery. There was great confusion at 5pm . We were not told that upon entering the gallery you would have to leave your purse along with every one else's purse in a bin and when the tour was over everyone was grabbing in the bin for their purse all at once. What chaos.
Amazing, amazing, amazing....Wow! How else can I explain this - our tour guide was fantastic Kylie. I wasn't too sure if I wanted to do this tour but Viator reviews were very positive and decided to book it - how lucky was I . We had 2 hours in the gallery and Kylie knew everything. She was so knowledgeable and passionate about the art works here - her enthusiasm was contagious. She pointed out all the important pieces and we got see so much. After the tour, there is an optional walk thru the gardens - highly recommend doing so its included in cost again, Kylie just did a great job explaining the Borghese family and the history of the area. Highly recommend!
The gallery is stupendous but the unforgettable experience that we had would not have been so , were it not for our guide, Rebecca.....she was clear, knowledgable and passionate...made every tour member feel special. Booking this tour was the best decision ever. Very very highly recommended.
Angela combined art history, the political and religious goings-on, and the juicy details of the people involved with the artists for a well-balanced gallery tour. So much to see, so little time! Please be sure to arrive early for the tour as the gallery's 2-hour limit is enforced by having everyone exit the building - if you're late, the whole group misses out. Unfortunately we were not able to stay for the tour of the gardens, so I cannot review that portion.