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Amazing Things to See in and Around the Villa Borghese

The giant park of Villa Borghese has always been dear to the Roman people as the Borghese family opened their estate on Sundays and holidays. It is a green paradise overlooking the city, a respite from chaotic Rome, a truly authentic Italian experience.

View Rome From the Pincian Hill

From the heights of "Pinicio" you can gaze upon a most romantic view of the Eternal City. You can even see Vatican City and St. Peter's Basilica!

Rent A Bike

At 148 acres, Villa Borghese is quite an expansive park. To see it all (in style) best rent yourself a bike! They cost around €4 for an hour, or €10 for the day.

See One of the Many Fountains

There are 12 fountains throughout the park, some modern, some ancient. The sound of running water from a fountain was thought to be calming by the Romans.

Visit Galleria Borghese

The Borghese Gallery consists of 20 rooms across two floors. Some of the most magnificent pieces are 17th century sculptures created specifically for the spaces they occupy.

Admire the Temple of Asclepius

Situated on the lake is a 19th century temple devoted to the Greek god of health and healing. It was inspired by a similar temple in the Stourhead Gardens of Wiltshire, England.

Our insider tips

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!

What people are saying about Borghese Gardens

An incredible ,informative experience the guide was excellent.

A truly riveting experience, art, history, brought to life all under one roof . A walk through time brought together by an extremely informative guide which made it an experience not to be missed. We have used this guide site before and have never been disappointed. Thank You from all of us

Rome: Borghese Gallery Entrance Ticket Reviewed by Ivor, 11/02/2019

An amazing gallery in the palace not to be missed

This museum was more interesting because of its collection of Bernini sculptures, Caravaggio paintings & Picasso sculptures.

Borghese Gallery Reserved Entrance Ticket Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 23/01/2019

Wonderful commentary on highlights of Gallery and garden.

Very-well paced. One could easily spend two hours in just one room. Our guide chose exquisite pieces (painting as well as sculpture) for us to view, with great commentary not only on the art, but also on the lively, not to say lurid, history of Scipio Borghese and his relatives. Highly recommended.

Different perspective when illuminated at night

A number of reviewers seem to have been disappointed that this wasn't on open top bus but our coach was excellent in trems of comfort, viewing, cleanliness, driver safety and guide knowledge. The time of year wouldn't have suited an open aspect either. The tour took in all of the major sights at night that will have probably been visited during the day. It was lovely to see the different perspective from the coloured lighting. A few stop offs were provided but not at every significant landmark and these seemed a little rushed for the sake of an extra 10 mins at each location. Very relaxing tour after a hectic day on your feet.

Rome by Night: 2.5-Hour Coach Sightseeing Tour Reviewed by Allan, 21/11/2018

Frederico had a passion for Bernini and made me feel the same

I always loved Bernini's But Federico had a true passion for it His very informative tour has made me feel the same passion.

Rome: Borghese Gallery Entrance Ticket Reviewed by Richard L, 01/11/2018

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