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Borghese Gallery (Galleria Borghese)
Borghese Gallery (Galleria Borghese)

Borghese Gallery (Galleria Borghese)

Open Tues - Sun 8:30am - 7:30pm
Piazzale del Museo Borghese, 5, 00187

The Basics

Advance reservations are required to visit the Borghese Gallery and numbers are limited at any given time, so it’s best to book tickets in advance. Travelers can opt for skip-the-line tickets, a private or small-group tour, or a Segway tour of the greater Borghese Villa. Art historians often lead small-group tours, which add context to the artwork you’re seeing. However, even without a tour, you'll be able to appreciate Raphael’s impressive The Deposition and Caravaggio’s David with the Head of Goliath, two of the museum’s most famous works.

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Villa Borghese Gallery & Gardens Small-Group Tour with Skip-the-Line
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Villa Borghese Gallery & Gardens Small-Group Tour with Skip-the-Line
$63.16 per adult
Traveler Favorite
This is a must in Rome
Elizabeth was such a great tour guide. The villa really is a don’t miss with so many major works of art and the story behind the acquisitions. I truly gained appreciation for artists I never knew before today thanks to all the knowledge imparted by the guide.
holly_s, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Rome

star-5
Great tour guide! Perfect English!
jkthoms, Jun 2022
2-Hour Skip-the-Line Tickets to the Borghese Gallery in Rome
Federico was a phenomenal tour guide! His detailed descriptions were excellent! His English was perfect! 10/10 would recommend!
star-5
Frederico the guide
Anonymous, Jun 2022
2-Hour Skip-the-Line Tickets to the Borghese Gallery in Rome
Frederico was amazing, full of knowledge and passion, request him by name for any tour, collection is equally impressive
star-5
Ahmed was nice and...
Eran_A, Jun 2022
Villa Borghese and City Centre by Segway
Ahmed was nice and professional. Riding Segway is always fun. I have no idea why I need to reach 100 characters.
star-4
Art sculpture enthusiasts
Lawson_F, Jun 2022
Small Group Gallery Borghese Tour with Skip-the-Line Admission
This is a great option to see the Gallery. You must have a ticket in advance. The guide had a lot of enthusiasm and great information, especially if you want all the details of the art, artists, and stories. The sculptures and st Jerome painting were amazing. The only negative is I really struggled to understand the English of the guide. And I personally didn't need as much time and explanation in each room. We decided to move ahead at our own pace toward the end.
star-5
Must have if you visit rome
yiming_h, Jun 2022
Borghese Gallery Skip the line tickets
Must have a visit here at least once on your life! We are late for almost 15 minutes, but the guide outside still gave us a chance to go for next tour. we have to pay a new tour cost due to missing schedule in 10 minutes or less than one hour in many attractions except this one.
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Book this tour!
Sarah_W, Jun 2022
Small Group Gallery Borghese Tour with Skip-the-Line Admission
Our best tour in Europe so far. Our guide (Martio? I’m probably getting it wrong but it started with an M) was immensely knowledgeable and knew so much about everything. He was also humorous and selected a route through the gallery that showed us the best highlights. This was cheaper than other tours we looked at, and I can’t imagine they could have been better. Excellent tour, excellent value! This tour guide deserves a raise.
star-4
Got sold out tickets on day of, but paid over double face value
Brian_A, Jun 2022
2-Hour Skip-the-Line Tickets to the Borghese Gallery in Rome
Got 4 tickets for €130, they had a face value of €60. But the tickets were sold out for all the days we were in Rome and we didn’t buy in advance so it was good they had tickets for us. Amazing museum, totally worth seeing the Berninis, just book through the official site so you don’t have to pay scalper prices.
star-5
Galleria Borghese is a gem for museum lovers
Laura_R, Jun 2022
Villa Borghese Gallery & Gardens Small-Group Tour with Skip-the-Line
Our guide was wonderful. Very informative and fun. We really enjoyed learning more about the art in this little gem of a museum. A must do in Rome for art lovers.
star-5
Excellent collection of art.
Eduard_T, Jun 2022
Villa Borghese Gallery & Gardens Small-Group Tour with Skip-the-Line
Villa Borghese is amazing place where we had a chance to see a number of high end art pieces including sculptures, paintings and building itself.
star-5
Borghese Gallery Tour
Dona_B, Jun 2022
Small Group Gallery Borghese Tour with Skip-the-Line Admission
Beautiful collection & the tour guide was very knowledgeable making the tour even more enjoyable. The guides understanding of the art, it's history & importance really made the tour a remarkable experience.
star-5
The gallery has so many...
Janet_M, Jun 2022
Borghese Gallery Premium Semi-Private Tour
The gallery has so many paintings and sculptures and we could not have made sense of them or known what to focus on by ourselves. Pia was so knowledgeable about the history, the art , and the social/ political events that gave meaning and context to our visit. So wonderful. Pia was funny and entertaining as well as having expertise.
star-5
A wonderful experience!!!!
ernest, Jun 2022
Villa Borghese Gallery & Gardens Small-Group Tour with Skip-the-Line
Felecia is a very very researched/educated master of her chosen field…..very enjoyable and personable…..could have listened to her several more hours…..wonderful experience!!!
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Borghese Gallery is a must-see for art lovers in Rome.

  • Even with a required advance-purchase ticket, there can be long entry lines; to avoid the wait, consider a private, skip-the-line guided tour.

  • With limited entry and a time limit on your visit, the Borghese Gallery is a great place to enjoy art without the large crowds found at most Roman art museums.

  • Wi-Fi is free to all visitors.

  • The Borghese features accessible restrooms and a small elevator to the second floor.

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How to Get There

The Borghese Gallery is situated in central Rome, within the Villa Borghese. You’ll find the Villa Borghese up the Spanish Steps and on the path to the left. The closest metro station to the Borghese Gallery is Flaminio, on Line A.

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When to Get There

The Borghese Gallery is open from 8:30am to 7:30pm Tuesday through Sunday. Like most Roman attractions, the Borghese is at its busiest in summer. It’s best to purchase your ticket for early in the morning, as that's often when it's quieter.

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The Borghese Family Effect

The Borgheses were a powerful Italian family who rose to prominence and wealth after one member became Pope Paul V in 1552 and gave power and titles to other family members. One such was the pope’s nephew, Cardinal Scipione Borghese, who built the Villa Borghese and Borghese Gardens in the 17th century to hold parties and house his private art collections. He was a patron of the famous artist Bernini, so many of Bernini’s sculptures—including Apollo and Daphne and David—are held in the Borghese collection.

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Borghese Gallery (Galleria Borghese)
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