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Borghese Gallery: Private Tour

Borghese Gallery: Private Tour

From $156.21 per person

Discover masterpieces of art at one of Rome’s most impressive museums on a 2-hour tour of the Borghese Gallery. Admire sculptures, paintings, and floor mosaics by artists such as Canova, Bernini and Caravaggio.

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Highlights
  • Skip the long lines to the Borghese Gallery
  • Admire sculptures and paintings by Caravaggio, Raphael and others
  • See a spectacular view of Rome from the Pincio Terrace
  • Hear stories of looted churches and artist workshops
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Skip the long lines to one of Rome’s most popular museums on a guided tour of the Museo e Galleria Borghese (Borghese Gallery). Housed in a stunning villa just outside Porta Pinciana, the collection has been described as the “queen of all private art collections.” One of the most interesting, charming, elegant and compact art museums in Rome, the collection is not arranged chronologically. Instead, it is a lovingly matched collection that reveals the personalities and tastes of 2 people: Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the greatest of the Baroque artists; and Scipione Cardinal Borghese, the greatest art collector, who initiated the Roman Baroque. Highlights of the museum include Raffaello's “Woman with the Unicorn,” Domenichino's “Diana,” Botticelli's “Madonna and Child,” and Caravaggio's “David.” You can also marvel at Bernini's “Apollo and Daphne,” Canova's “Paolina,” and Tiziano's “Amor Sacro & Amor Profano.” Hear untold stories about art being stolen from churches, artists being sent to jail, their workshops devastated by Borghese's confiscations, mysterious deaths, and other stories of intrigue and passion that explain how the Baroque could sometimes cost more than life itself.
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  • Borghese Gallery private tour
  • Access to Borghese Gallery
  • Live tour guide
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    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meet your guide in Piazzale del Museo Borghese, in front of the Borghese Gallery at the main entrance.

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    Worth every penny

    May 12, 2019

    June 10, 2021

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    Guide professeur d’art maitrise le sujet

    Visite annoncée de 3h mais fermeture des appartements à 13h, donc choisir 10h au plus tard

    June 30, 2019

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    VA ID: 390873