Borghese Gallery Private Tour

Highlights

Set in the idyllic greenery of the Borghese Park, the Borghese Gallery is a hidden gem of Rome that any art-lovers can’t miss. Masterpieces of great artists such as Raphael, Bernini and Caravaggio are tastefully selected and displayed in their original baroque mansion to form a breathtaking but manageable journey.

Accessing the gallery can however be complicated as all tickets need to be reserved in advance. How about leaving the work to us? In this relaxing private tour, your specialist guide will meet you with everything ready and take you directly inside to unveil some of the most beautiful artworks you might ever see in your lifetime.
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    Why you'll love this

  • Marvel at masterpieces by artists like Raphael, Bernini, and Caravaggio
  • Discover cardinal Borghese’s collection in its original context: a stunningly decorated baroque mansion
  • Enjoy an intimate, engaging and in-depth private visit with a friendly art historian
  • Be the few to enjoy the gallery’s limited access and we’ll take care of all the planning and booking!

    What's included

  • Tickets with a 2-hour time slot readily reserved and collected for you
  • A friendly professional guide fully accredited by the Borghese Gallery
  • Valuable interaction in a private tour that appeals to your interests

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Your guide

Exploring a city so rich in history from Ancient Rome to the Renaissance and beyond is an adventure only to be undertaken alongside an expert. Our local guides are here to demystify the legends and uncover the truths of Rome, from the brutality and bravery of the Gladiators of the Colosseum, to the tranquil beauty of the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill and on to the splendor of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and the Borghese Gallery. Delve deep into the wonders of Rome with our professional and personable guides, on hand to answer all of your questions on the Ancient city.

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Last reviewed: September 07 2018

  • Duration 02h00

  • Private Tour

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  • Refund up to 48 hours

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The itinerary

The tour will start with the history of this precious collection and the beautiful mansion that displays it. You’ll be intrigued by the jaw-dropping life stories of the cardinal Scipione Borghese, one of the most colorful personalities of Rome and a powerful patron of art who has created this very museum by the collecting, commissioning and even stealing of artworks.

You’ll be impressed by the controversial baroque bad-boy Caravaggio, a genius of art but also a criminal arrested for murder. His personality is written in his darkly dramatic and blatantly realistic paintings that have changed the course of art history. A particularly intense example is his gruesome self-portrait on the chopped head of Goliath that David showed proudly to the spectators.

The real superstar of the gallery, however, is behind the sculptures. Bernini was the most influential sculptor of baroque Rome who has left his indelible marks from the Trevi Fountain to St. Peter’s Square. A favorite of the cardinal, he has created stunningly beautiful works for the Borghese palace like the Rape of Proserpina and Apollo and Daphne, which captured the fleeting moment of movement in space and magically transformed the marble into flesh. It is an unforgettably moving experience seeing his statues close-up.

Other highlights include Raphael’s Entombment and Lady with Unicorn that embody the ideal of Renaissance beauty. As the collection is highly manageable, this 2-hour visit will allow you to see all of the rooms at an unhurried pace and to fall in love with art like never before.

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