Borghese Gallery Guided tour with Private Official Guide
EXCLUSIVE GUIDED TOUR
A fascinating guided tour in Italian to enjoy the magnificent art masterpieces of the Villa Borghese museum in Rome. Led by an official guide, admire the masterpieces of Caravaggio, Bernini, Canova, Titian, and many more!
Electronic voucher can be shown on tablet or cell phone. The voucher image must be clear and legible for the scanner. The voucher is sent by email.
Every day except for Mondays, 1 January and 25 December.
+39 055 5321180
(Mon-Fri 8:30 am -6:30 pm/ Sat-Sun 8:30 am -4:30 pm)
Included for groups over 4 people. Not given to children under 6 years.
Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes
Routes available for visitors with motor disabilities.
Visitor's choice from options provided on the booking form.
The ticket includes booking to skip the line at the entrance.
Description of your booking
The tour includes an introduction to the park of Villa Borghese, the museum and its history, visits to the main halls of the Borghese Gallery, and commentary about the major exhibited works.
Visitors can tour the museum for about two hours. After that time is up, visitors will be requested to leave the museum to make room for those in the next time slot. Visitors must arrive 30 minutes before the booked time.
Gallery Borghese is a major museum in Rome, set in Villa Borghese "outside of Porta Pinciana." This beautiful villa was originally owned by the Borghese family, which gradually added land to form a vast park. The Borghese family, originally from Siena, rose rapidly in the Roman milieu, culminating in the election of Camillo (1605-1621) as Pope Paul V, launching a great era of urban projects and extraordinary collecting. Construction started on Villa Borghese in 1607, and after 1770, the Villa underwent a radical renovation of its decorations. In the new design, the architect Asprucci arranged the great masterpieces of ancient sculpture, and Bernini's Apollo and Daphne sculpture, using a new exhibition approach, placing them in the center of each room and connecting the entire decorative theme to the iconographic center point of the sculpture group. Despite the removal of archaeological sculptures of Cardinal Scipione's former collection — a result of the sale that Napoleon forced on Camillo Borghese in 1807 — and the later 19th-century additions, to this day, the decoration of the rooms reflects Antonio Asprucci's exhibition criteria.
The major works at the Borghese Gallery include: Apollo and Daphne and many other works by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Antonio Canova's famous statue of Pauline Bonaparte, Caravaggio's most famous masterpieces, including the Young Sick Bacchus, the Boy with Basket of Fruit, David with the Head of Goliath, St. John the Baptist, and St. Jerome, as well as works by Correggio, Titian, Rubens, Raphael, and many others.
What is included
- Admission ticket to Borghese Gallery
- Skip-the-line ticket
- Required reservation
- Guided tour in English
- Officlal, private guide service
What is not included
- Audio Guide
The Villa Borghese museum is especially crowded and lets in a set number of visitors for each time slot. On some days, the booking time may have to be moved. Though the online availability is kept up to date, there may be changes to it.
Please consider the booking confirmed only upon receipt of the voucher. Italy Travels will send you the voucher by email after your booking request has been processed.
The tour price can be calculated on line selecting the date of the tour, number of participants and language.
If there are children 4-17 years old, please select the reduced price ticket. Children under 4 years old are free. No resrevation is required in this case.
From booking to 4 working days before the tour date, the cancellation fee is 30% of the total price of the tour.
For cancellations communicated to Italy Travels 3 or fewer working days prior to the day of the tour, the cancellation penalty applied is the full amount of the tour (100% of the total price), i.e. there is no right to any refund.
This cancellation policy will be applied proportionally for partial cancellations for groups based on the number of participants in a tour.
Requests of changes must always be communicated in writing by email.
From Tuesday to Sunday. From 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. Last admission at 5:00 pm. Admission can be booked based on two-hour time slots
Closed: Every Monday, New Year's Day, and Christmas Day. On the Monday after Easter, the museum is usually open.
Tour starting time:visitor's choice from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Where the Borghese is located and how to arrive
Instructions for entry are printed on the voucher that will be sent by email to confirm booking and vary based on the type of booking.
Address: Piazzale Scipione Borghese, 5 - Rome
Underground Line A: nearest stop Flaminio or Spagna; Bus n. 116;88, 95, 490, 495.
The coat check is in the reception area in the museum's basement.
You must go through security checks at the metal detectors. The wait for these mandatory procedures cannot be avoided. It is mandatory to check items such as suitcases, backpacks, strollers, trolleys, umbrellas, and other items the security staff consider dangerous or too bulky.
The ticket allows you to access to museums only once.
Do not forget to bring a valid identification card or valid passport (one per person).
It is also forbidden to enter the museum with food, drinks (including water) and pets (except for guide dogs).
The museum bookshop is in the reception area in the museum's basement.
The coffee shop is in the reception area in the museum's basement.
Italy Travels cannot be held responsible for partial closing museum rooms, itinerary variations inside the museum, cancellations or entrance delays due to unaspected events, strikes or decisions taken by the museum direction or by the Ministero dei Beni Culturali or by the Sovraintendenza delle Belle Arti.
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Italy Travels tour guides staff is represented by licensed guides of great experience and high level of professionalism, competence and excellence on their job. All Italy Travels guides are authorized by the provincial administration of Rome and most of them are art historians and teachers in art subjects.
All guided tours organized by Italy Travels always include pre-reserved museum tickets when museum tours are included in the tour itinerary. In this way visitors avoid waisting time waiting in line in front of museums ticket offices.