Experience the Borghese Gallery, one of the most beautiful and famed art museums in the world, on this 2-hour tour without having to wait in line at the ticket office. Explore the Villa Borghese gardens on your walking tour, and take in their beauty and peacefulness. Observe masterpieces by Bernini, Caravaggio, Canova and Raffaello. You can take this tour independently or pick the guided option (extra charge). This tour is wheelchair accessible.
Inclusions & Exclusions
✔ Multilingual Audio Experience (only if option is selected)
✔ Guaranteed to skip the long lines
✖ Hotel pickup and drop-off
✖ Food and drinks
Departure & Return
Piazzale del Museo Borghese, 00197 Roma RM, Italy
Departure Point: Meet in front of the Borghese Gallery main entrance.
Address: Piazzale Scipione Borghese 5 - Rome
Directions: A hostess will be waiting for you and will issue the skip-the-line entrance tickets only.
Dates: See Availability
Return: End right where it started.
The best way for us to describe the Villa Borghese gardens is:
As the keeper of the Villa Borghese Pinciana, I publicly declare: whoever you are, providing to be a freeman, fear no hindrance here; go where you like, ask what you wish; leave when you want. Everything you see was made more for the guest than for its landlord. In the golden century, when peaceful years made any thing splendid for the refined ones, the landlord forbade all iron rules for the guest.
Let good faith be the only rule for our friend.
But if someone, consciously and purposely, by wickedness and deceit, was to break the golden rules of courtesy, be alert, the angry keeper may break these friendly words on your head.
(Latin inscription carved on marble plate at Villa Borghese).
Duration: 15 minutes
We will visit one of the world’s most beautiful art museum hosting the works of extraordinary artists such as Bernini, Caravaggio, Canova and Raffaello. The gallery’s most important sculptures and paintings are from Cardinal Scipione Borghese’s collection (1579 - 1633), he was the son of Ortensia Borghese, sister of both Pope Paul V and Francesco Caffarelli.
We’ll admire Caravaggio’s most important paintings, among which “Young sick Bacchus” and “ Boy with a basket of fruit”; Bernini and Canova’s magnificent sculptures’ collection, boasting works like “Apollo and Daphne”, “David”, “The rape of Preserpina” and “Paolina Bonaparte”. Of course we won’t miss out on Raffaello’s “Entombment of Christ”.
We will lead you through the marvelous rooms of Casina Borghese, with its splendid frescoes, we’ll disclose the secrets, the stories and the painting techniques concealed behind the masterpieces of one of the world’s most beautiful art museum.
To end the tour, we’ll walk through the Villa Borghese gardens, enjoying its beauty and calm far from the roman chaos.
Duration: 2 hours
• Wheelchair accessible
• Public transportation options are available nearby
• Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
• All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
• Suitable for all physical fitness levels
• Dress code is smart casual
• Please note that bags are not permitted inside the Borghese Gallery, and will need to be checked in at the cloakroom before to be collected afterwards
• Adult pricing applies to all
• Arrive strictly at 10:45 as there is no accommodation for other entrance times. Entrance is strictly limited so you must arrive early. Anyone who arrives after these times cannot be accommodated.