Borghese Gallery Tour

Bernini, Caravaggio, Raphael, Titian: come discover the collection of the Cardinal Scipione!
Pick-up, skip-the-line tickets and transportation included!
Kids pay half price!​


3 hours

Skip-the-line tickets

Pick up at your hotel

Transportation to the Borghese

Professional Guides

Activity level


Sights Included

– Rape of Persephone
– Apollo and Daphne
– David
– Self-portrait as Bacchus, St. Gerome
– David and Goliath, Boy with a basket of fruit
– Madonna dei Palafrenieri
Raphael & Titian
– Pala Baglioni
– Girl with unicorn
– Sacred and Profane Love

Tour Description

The Borghese Gallery

The Borghese Gallery is home to some of the greatest artworks by Bernini, Caravaggio, Raphael, Titian, and many other artists, perfectly placed in the equally breathtaking villa. 

The Gallery was built by cardinal Scipione at the beginning of the 1600s.

Scipione was obsessed with the idea of gathering the most beautiful artworks he could find in order to create a collection that his guests would envy.

His collection is now a gorgeous museum that anybody can visit. 

Our Borghese Gallery tour is a journey through this incredible villa, full of masterpieces that Scipione wanted just for himself.

Your private guide will pick you up at your hotel and you will take a cab or a car to the Borghese Gallery (ride included in the tour price). 

Your guide will help you connect with the history,  the style, and the artistic techniques of the paintings and statues, but also with the lives of the artists. 

Raphael’s passion for women, Caravaggio’s violent temper, Bernini’s rock star attitude: you will learn it all and fully immerse in the artists’ lives and mindsets. 

The Borghese Gallery is a small museum.

Only 350 people are allowed to be inside the Borghese Gallery at the same time; therefore, even when the building is full, you will not experience the overwhelming crowds that you find at the Vatican or at other tourist attractions.

The downside of the limited entrance policy is that you can be inside the museum for a maximum of two hours: that’s why our Borghese Gallery tour has been designed so that you can make the most of your time.

You will admire the colors and realism of Caravaggio’s paintings, and we bet you’ll find it hard to believe that Bernini could carve marble statues that seem to challenge gravity and the idea of weight itself.

Equally captivating are the details of the artworks by Canova, Raphael, Titian, and many other great painters and sculptors.

What are you waiting for?

Book our Borghese Gallery Tour and enjoy some of the most important masterpieces by Renaissance and Baroque masters.

449 € for 1 person
69 € per additional adult
35 € per additional kid under 18
What's included
Skip-the-line tickets

to the Borghese by cab or car

Pick-up at your hotel

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June 2024
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