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  • Address: Piazzale del Museo Borghese, 5 00187, Italy
  • Hours: Open Tues - Sun 9am - 7pm
  • Admission: €10-14 for adults

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Borghese Gallery

The Borghese Gallery (Galleria Borghese) is in central Rome, located within the Villa Borghese. The Borgheses were a very powerful Italian family rising to prominence and wealth after one member became Pope Paul V in 1552 and gave power and titles to many family members.

One such was his nephew Scipione Borghese who bought a large vineyard in 1605, turning it into formally landscaped gardens and building the Villa Borghese to hold parties and house his art collection. He was a patron of the famous sculptor Bernini, so many of Bernini's pieces are held in the Borghese collection.

In 1903 the city of Rome acquired the Villa Borghese and its collection and gardens were opened to the public. In 1911 the World Exposition was held in the park and some of the pavilions representing various countries still exist. The Museum and Gallery Borghese holds a wonderful art collection including paintings by Titian, Raphael and Rubens. The nearby Museum of Modern Art located in the gardens has 19th and 20th century works, mainly by Italian artists.

Practical Info

Please note - advance reservations are required to visit the Borghese Gallery (see the Tours & Tickets tab for options).

The Villa Borghese is located north of the Spanish Steps, climb the steps then follow the road around to the left. The park rises up from the Piazza del Popolo with the museum situated at the top of the hill, so catch metro Linea A to Flaminio in the piazza. With its many trees and central lake, the park itself is lovely to explore and a relief from the hectic streets of Rome.

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Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery Tickets, Rome, null
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Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery Tickets

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If you want to visit the Borghese Gallery in Rome at your leisure, without a guide, but don't want to wait in the entrance queue, book this skip-the-line ...  Read more

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Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery and Gardens Walking Tour, Rome, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery and Gardens Walking Tour

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Book your Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery and Gardens Walking Tour ahead of time to take advantage of jumping the queue with reserved tickets. Upgrade your ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: Borghese Gallery and Baroque Rome Art History Walking Tour, Rome, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Private Tour: Borghese Gallery and Baroque Rome Art History Walking Tour

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Explore the art history of Baroque Rome in style on a private walking tour of the Galleria Borghese with an art expert. Accompanied by your own private guide ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Borghese Gallery Small Group Tour - Baroque & Renaissance in Rome, Rome, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Borghese Gallery Small Group Tour - Baroque & Renaissance in Rome

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Experience the magnificent Borghese Gallery in a small group of maximum 6 people. This beautiful museum holds an immense amount of masterpieces, by Renaissance ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Rome Segway Tour: Villa Borghese, Rome, Cultural Tours
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Rome Segway Tour: Villa Borghese

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Cruise through the gardens of beautiful Villa Borghese in Rome by Segway! Near the popular Spanish Steps, Villa Borghese is known as the green heart of Rome -- ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Small Group Borghese Gallery Tour with Bernini Caravaggio and Raphael, Rome, Segway Tours
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Small Group Borghese Gallery Tour with Bernini Caravaggio and Raphael

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This 2.5 hour tour of the Villa Borghese as it is an art museum in a league of its own. Instead of trying to be encyclopedic, like the Louvre, this 17th ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Borghese Gallery Private Tour Explore the Masterpieces by Bernini Caravaggio and Raphael, Rome, ... 
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Borghese Gallery Private Tour Explore the Masterpieces by Bernini Caravaggio and Raphael

Borghese Gallery: the house of Bernini, Caravaggio and Raphael and much more.

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Borghese Gallery Private Family Tour, Rome, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Borghese Gallery Private Family Tour

Discover the Borghese Gallery with your family. A visit devised to enjoy the astonishing arts collection of the Borghese Gallery with a professional art ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

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Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery Pincio Hill and the Spanish Steps Elite Tour, Rome, Family Friendly ... 
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Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery Pincio Hill and the Spanish Steps Elite Tour

Skip the Line to one of Rome’s most renowned museum on a 3-hour tour of the Galleria Borghese, located in the summer residence of one of Italy’s ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Villa Borghese Tour and Bioparco di Roma Entrance Ticket

Combine a Villa Borghese tour with entry to Rome’s zoo: Bioparco di Roma. With a local guide, explore the famous Villa Borghese park to learn about its history ...  Read more

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