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Borghese Gardens: Tours & Tickets


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Rome: Borghese Gallery Ticket with Escorted Entrance

1. Rome: Borghese Gallery Ticket with Escorted Entrance

Get fast track entry to the Borghese Gallery (Galleria Borghese), and then explore the vast art collections at your own pace. Look at sculptures and paintings by Bernini, Canova, Caravaggio, Titian, and other masters. Discover highlights such as the representation of Pauline Bonaparte by Canova, and go to the Caravaggio room to look at paintings such as "David with the Head of Goliath" and the "Boy with a Basket of Fruit." See Raphael's "The Deposition" and "Lady with a Unicorn," along with sculptures by Bernini, including his "Apollo and Daphne" and "David." Go for a stroll around the gardens for a view over the Piazza del Popolo.

Rome: Guided Villa Borghese Gardens Bike Tour

2. Rome: Guided Villa Borghese Gardens Bike Tour

You tour will begin when you meet your professional guide at the official meeting point. From here you will depart on a relaxing and fun ride on an aluminum bike, complete with gears that will help make riding all the more easier. Your friendly tour guide will take you along to discover the history of "Villa Borghese", one of the biggest and most beautiful public parks in Rome. The sculptures that fill up the roads of the park make it a real open air museum, and together with its enchanting fountains, it is sure to be an amazing experience to add to your visit to the "eternal city". The strong feature of this park is its green spaces that allow you to breath in the fresh air, away from the smog and chaos of the city. Once you have taken in all of the amazing history, you will discover the breathtaking views atop of "Pincio Terrace". If so desired, you can also take a break in a local coffee shop to taste some authentic Italian made coffee.

Rome Borghese Gallery Skip-the-Line Small Group Tour

3. Rome Borghese Gallery Skip-the-Line Small Group Tour

The Borghese Gallery is home to an incredible collection of art by masters such as Bernini, Caravaggio, Raphael, and Canova. Spend 2.5 hours touring the mansion with an expert guide. As you walk from room to room your guide will tell you some fascinating stories behind iconic works such as Raphael’s Entombment. One of the most appealing aspects of a Borghese Gallery visit is the museum’s small size. It’s feasible to cover the entire collection in time allotted. The small-group size of 15 or fewer people also keeps the experience intimate and friendly, so you can chat freely with your guide without disturbing the tranquility of the gallery. Access to Villa Borghese is limited to a certain number of visitors at any given time, making for a relaxed experience, but also creating a high level of demand. Securing Borghese tickets can be difficult, which is why you will benefit from reserved skip-the-line tickets, guaranteeing your entrance.

Borghese Gallery Private Tour

4. Borghese Gallery Private Tour

The Borghese Gallery is undoubtedly one of the most charming, elegant, and compact art museums in the world. It is neither chronologically arranged, nor very ordinate. Rather, it is a very personal, lovingly matched collection that reveals the personalities and tastes of two people: Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the greatest of Baroque artists, and Scipione Cardinal Borghese, a magnificent art collector. Borghese's collection of great works of art include: Raffaello's 'Woman with the Unicorn', Domenichino's 'Diana', Boticelli's 'Madonna and Child', Caravaggio's 'David', Bernini's 'Apollo and Daphne', and Canova's 'Paolina' - just to name a few. Along the way, your guide will tell you the dramatic, untold stories about art being stolen from churches, artists being sent to jail, their workshops being devastated by Borghese's confiscations, mysterious deaths, and other tales of intrigue and passion. This visit to the Borghese Gallery is a must during your vacation. Your guide will show you exactly what Cardinal Borghese meant when he called the gallery 'The Theater of the Universe'. After visiting the Gallery, you can walk through the beautiful Villa Borghese park, and end the tour at the Spanish Steps.

Borghese Gallery Masterpieces & Gardens: Skip-the-Line Tour

5. Borghese Gallery Masterpieces & Gardens: Skip-the-Line Tour

Cardinal Scipione Borghese commissioned both the Villa Borghese itself and many of the great works still on display in its gallery. Works by Bernini, Caravaggio, and Titian remain in their original settings, as envisioned by the Cardinal, a fiercely determined collector. Strictly-controlled entry to the Villa and Gallery can make booking difficult and complicated. This package lets you avoid the organizing and even skip the line to get in when you arrive. During this fully-guided tour you’ll hear more about Cardinal Borghese’s quest to complete his collection, and the stories behind the artworks themselves, including Bernini’s "Apollo and Daphne", Canova’s "Pauline Bonaparte", Caravaggio’s "St. Jerome" and Raphael’s "The Deposition". Your guide will be an English-speaker and an expert on the collection, and audio headsets ensure you’ll hear every word they say. The tour also includes a visit to the Borghese Gardens: once the Cardinal’s private park, now a favorite spot for locals to relax among sculptures, plants, and water features, and get away from it all. From the Pincio Terrace you can appreciate another kind of work of art: the vista of Rome itself, from the Piazza del Popolo into the distance.

Rome: Borghese Gallery Entry Ticket with Escorted Entrance

6. Rome: Borghese Gallery Entry Ticket with Escorted Entrance

Skip-the-line and reserve a timed entry spot for The Borghese Gallery with this entrance ticket. Explore the gallery at your own pace as you see works from famous artists throughout the centuries. Home to several masterpieces by Renaissance, Roman, and Baroque artists, the Borghese Gallery is one of the most popular attractions in Rome. Don't miss your chance to explore the gallery by reserving a timed entrance ticket. Located in the 17th century home of Cardinal Borghese, the gallery is home to the Cardinal's lifetime collection of art. See works of art by Caravaggio, Titian, Canova, Raphael, and Bernini as you walk through the 2-storey gallery.

Rome: Pantheon, St. Peter's, and Navona Square Audio Tour

7. Rome: Pantheon, St. Peter's, and Navona Square Audio Tour

Go at your own pace as you explore some of Rome's most famous sights including the Pantheon, St. Peter's, and Piazza Navona. There are also over 100 other points of interest included on your app which has unique navigation functionality and is available in several different languages. Travel back in time as you explore the Pantheon, one of Rome's most significant venues. Discover how it acquired its name and the many roles it’s played over the years. After exploring the Pantheon, check out two of the most famous landmarks in the city: St. Peter's Basilica and Piazza Navona. The app makes self-guiding easy and includes plenty of suggested walking routes and audio commentary on all the hotspots. Immerse yourself in the culture and history of the city as you admire iconic landmarks including the Colosseum, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and Vatican Museums.

Rome: Skip-the-Line Borghese Gallery Tour

8. Rome: Skip-the-Line Borghese Gallery Tour

On a guided tour of the Borghese Gallery and Museum, you will have the exclusive opportunity to explore its enchanting surroundings in a small group with a maximum of 15 people. Take a mesmerizing walk through this unmissable gallery and discover its exquisite collection of art with the guidance of an expert Spanish-speaking tour guide. Take your time to savor the beautiful and inspiring artworks created by some of the greatest artists in the country. Marvel at masterpieces by important Italian artists such as Bernini, Raffaello, Caravaggio, and Canova. Enjoy fantastic panoramic views of Rome once finished the tour, walking through the gardens of Villa Borghese. It is important to arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes in advance. Please bear in mind that Villa Borghese is a park of considerable size and the Gallery is located at one of its ends, therefore we advise you to plan your trip in advance to avoid being late. In case of delay, it will neither be possible to join the group nor will it be refunded.

Rome: 2-Hour Borghese Gallery Private Tour

9. Rome: 2-Hour Borghese Gallery Private Tour

Skip the long lines to one of Rome’s most popular museums on a 2-hour guided tour of the Museo e Galleria Borghese (Borghese Gallery). Housed in a stunning villa just outside the 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 neither chronologically arranged, nor very ordinate. Instead, it is a personal, 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. Explore his passion for art, for which he had an infallible instinct, and his unscrupulousness in obtaining the works of art he wanted to posses. Highlights of the museum are many, but include Raffaello's “Woman with the Unicorn,” Domenichino's “Diana,” Botticelli's “Madonna and Child,” and Caravaggio's “David.” Marvel at Bernini's “Apollo and Daphne,” Canova's “Paolina,” and Tiziano's “Amor Sacro & Amor Profano.” Hear a never ending drama of 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.

Rome: Private E-Bike Tour with Local Food

10. Rome: Private E-Bike Tour with Local Food

Begin the adventure in the morning close to St. Maria Maggiore where you will meet your guide. Sit down and enjoy breakfast together where you will have the opportunity to choose the places you want to explore and the route you'd like to take. Head out on your e-bike and pedal up to the top of the Aventino or of the Campidoglio hill to admire the most striking panoramas of the city. Explore neighborhoods like Trastevere, Testaccio, or Monti as you learn about the history and culture of Rome from your expert local guide. See popular landmarks like the Colosseo, Trevi Fountain, and Borghese Gardens then stop for some amazing Italian food to refuel after an incredible morning discovering Rome on a comfortable e-bike.

Planning Your Visit

  • Book In Advance

    Tickets for the museum are always sold out, so they must be purchased at least two weeks prior. Booking by telephone avoids a reservation fee that the online ticketing service charges.

  • Be On Time

    Arrive early, because entry times to the museum are strictly followed. Expect the staff to keep you on your two hour time limit moving from room to room.

  • How To Get There

    The main entrance to the park is at Piazzale Flaminio near Piazza del Popolo just North of central Rome. Take the metro to Spagna or Flaminio station.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    The Galleria is open 8:30AM to 7:30PM Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Mondays, Christmas and New Year's Day.
  • Is it expensive?
    11 Euros
  • Will I need a guide?
    Not necessary, but recommended!
  • How to get there
    Take the metro to Spangna or Flaminio, or simply walk from the Spanish Steps.
  • Additional information

    • If you have kids, be sure to take them to the puppet theater near the entrance at Piazzo del Popolo!

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What people are saying about Borghese Gardens

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 6,409 reviews

The guide was very strong in her explanations of each work that you have to look at from different angles to understand the author's message. She spoke very good English and her humor reminded me of my great American aunt. A real joy. Thank you for this moment!

Booking was easy. We were earlier at the agreed place and received our tickets immediately without any bureaucracy. The supervisor was very friendly and cooperative.

Emanuela is amazing guide. Really loved her stories and all the information that she gave it to us. The whole tour was magnificent.

A must for art! Unique pieces! In practice, fast entry, deposit for bags, quality waiting room. Collection of fast tickets outside.

Perfect organization for a 2 hour visit Very interesting audioguides