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Borghese Gallery Tour & Tickets: With Bernini, Caravaggio & Raphael

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2 hrs 30 mins

Max 15

Why take this tour?

Visit Rome's most exclusive art museum with pre-booked Borghese Gallery tickets and one of our expert guides. Explore rooms packed with Italian masters and learn what makes their paintings part of the artistic pantheon (and what makes their stories so fascinating). Enjoy sublime works by Raphael, Bernini, Canova and Caravaggio on this once-in-a-lifetime visit.

Highlights

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    Acquaint yourself with some of the most impressive collections of Renaissance and Baroque art in the world

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    Ponder the paintings of some of the world's most renowned artists while led by an expert guide

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    Intensify your appreciation of art by listening to the stories that surround the pieces

Take the opportunity to see Baroque art in its original setting

It's hardly a suprise that Borghese Gallery tickets are in high demand: this stunning private villa has one of the most impressive collections of Renaissance and Baroque art in the world. And even better; it's all displayed without any cordons or velvet ropes, the way it was meant to be.

The tour is divided between paintings and sculptures, each a bona fide national treasure. You'll have your heart wrenched by the story behind Raphael's Deposition and marvel at the dark realism of Caravaggio's religious depictions (this museum has one of the best permanent collections of his work in the world). If marble is more your thing, you'll get an intimate look at Antonio Canova's statue o...

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It's hardly a suprise that Borghese Gallery tickets are in high demand: this stunning private villa has one of the most impressive collections of Renaissance and Baroque art in the world. And even better; it's all displayed without any cordons or velvet ropes, the way it was meant to be.

The tour is divided between paintings and sculptures, each a bona fide national treasure. You'll have your heart wrenched by the story behind Raphael's Deposition and marvel at the dark realism of Caravaggio's religious depictions (this museum has one of the best permanent collections of his work in the world). If marble is more your thing, you'll get an intimate look at Antonio Canova's statue of Pauline Bonaparte, which scandalized the world when it was unveiled.

The stars of the show are the sculptures by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, whose statues of David, Apollo and Daphne, and the Rape of Proserpina, will drop your jaw with life-like depictions, attention to detail, and pure human emotion conjured from stone.

Through stories, anecdotes, explanations, and even a few rumors, your guide will help you understand what makes a masterpiece and deepen your appreciation of painting and sculpture alike. Don't expect any dry lectures on form or style here, this is a close encounter with some of the world's greatest art in a setting like no other.

  • Sites Visited
  • Bernini’s 'Apollo and Daphne'
  • Bernini’s 'Rape of Proserpine'
  • Bernini’s 'David'
  • Antonio Canova’s 'Pauline Bonaparte'
  • Caravaggio’s 'David and Goliath'
  • Caravaggio’s 'St. John The Baptist'
  • Raphael’s 'The Deposition'
  • Titian’s 'The Scourging of Christ'
  • Tour Includes
  • Pre-Reserved Borghese Gallery Tickets (entrance guaranteed)
  • Expert Art Historian guide
The rooms in the Borghese Gallery are often as impressive as the art
The Rape of Proserpina is one the the most lifelike sculptures in the Bogrhese
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FAQ

Can I use a wheelchair on this tour?
Yes, but we require advance notice in order to accommodate wheelchairs on this tour. After booking, please contact us so that we can organize a private tour for you. If we cannot find a guide to lead you that day we'll offer you the same tour on the next avaialbe date or give you credit for another tour anywhere else in the world.
Is the Borghese Gallery Wheelchair accessible?
Unfortunately the second floor of the Borghese Gallery is not wheelchair accessible. This means we can't, in good faith, accommodate wheelchair users on this tour. Please contact our Customer Service team for details on our private tour options.
Can I bring my bag/camera?
You have to check your bag before entering the galleries but you CAN bring your camera inside. Just don't use your flash.

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