Roman’s famous gardens of Villa Borghese houses the Galleria Borghese Museum. An expert guide is what you need to properly enjoy the best of the Italian Masters of sculpture and painting. At the same time, relish the most beautiful Rome gardens, whose parklands are some of the finest in the city.
Your guide will bring you to the magnificent park of Villa Borghese, one of Rome’s best outdoor spaces. It was the 17th-century Cardinal Scipione Borghese’s elegant residence; today, however, its “Casino Nobile” serves as a museum.
The building itself is a neo-classical masterpiece, wonderfully decorated by the sculptors and painters who worked on it during the 18th century.
Artworks of Raphael, Caravaggio and Rubens
Admire timeless classics, most magnificent paintings, and splendid sculptures from the Renaissance to the Neoclassic era, such as those of Raphael, Caravaggio, and Rubens.
The centerpiece of the Borghese museum is the collection of marble sculptures by Bernini – Rome’s iconic master of Baroque, as one may have noticed from his numerous monuments that adorn the city. Your guide will tell you all about the turbulent relationship this child prodigy had with the Papacy.
Other masterpieces await such as the enchanting marble portrait of Pauline Bonaparte – wife of Prince Camillo Borghese and sister of Napoleon – by Canova, and Titian’s famed “Sacred and Profane Love.”
The exhibition also includes, among several others, a well-preserved gladiator mosaic that dates back to circa AD 320.
At the end of the Borghese Gallery Tour, your guide will take you to the Pincio panoramic terrace, which overlooks the elegant Piazza del Popolo. Before reaching this famous Valadier-designed Square, you will walk across the historical park of Villa Borghese and genuinely admire the pristine beauty of this beautiful space.
Meeting Point and other info:
Meet your guide at 8:45 am or at 2:45 pm, in front of the entrance of the Galleria Borghese ( Piazzale di Museo Borghese ). The guide will hold a sign with your name and will bring your skip the line Galleria Borghese tickets. On request, it is possible to organize the tour at different times, based on the availability of the Gallery. It is not possible to bring large backpacks and bags, and large umbrellas into the site. Handbags, small backpacks, and foldable umbrellas are allowed. In case you have objects not allowed, you can leave them the cloakroom. From the Pincio Terrace, the last stop of your Rome tour, you can descend to Piazza del Popolo and reach “Spagna” or “Flaminio” underground station or continue your exploration of Rome.