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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

Well and rationally organized two hours visit

Absolutely perfect high-class audio guide in French language. Listen to it was an unexpected additional pleasure from the visit.

Borghese Gallery Reserved Entrance Ticket Reviewed by SERGIY, 02/04/2019

The best marble sculptures you will ever see.

The Borghese gallery is an exceptional building and the marble sculptures are simply the best we have ever seen. They took our breaths away.

Borghese Gallery Reserved Entrance Ticket Reviewed by Robert, 31/03/2019

Love art? you'll love the Boughese. The statues are simply stunning.

A stunning collection with some signature pieces. Clean, tidy and well presented, you will enjoy the whole experience but the ceilings and sculptures are truly amazing. Free bag drop downstairs allows you to relax and walk freely. The coffee shop in the basement was good and fairly priced too. We are now Bernini fans..

Borghese Gallery Reserved Entrance Ticket Reviewed by Sara, 18/02/2019

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

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