Rome’s favourite gardens and gallery: 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 beautiful Villa Borghese, whose parklands are some of the finest in the city.
Your guide will bring you to the marvellous 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.
Admire timeless classics, supreme paintings and splendid sculptures from the Renaissance to the Neoclassic era, such as those of Raphael, Caravaggio and Rubens.
The centrepiece of the 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 truly admire the pristine beauty of this wonderful space.
– Professional guide
– Admission tickets to Borghese Gallery