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  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Borghese Gallery

Rome: Private Borghese Gallery Tour

Product ID: 217029
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Enjoy a private tour of the Borghese Gallery. You can discover and appreciate artworks by great masters such as Caravaggio and Michelangelo, in incomparable surroundings.
About this activity
Duration 150 minutes
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See a total of six magnificent Caravaggio’s
  • Admire Raphael’s "Deposition" and "Lady with Unicorn"
  • Witness the great sculptor Bernini’s magic touch with marble
  • Look upon masterpieces by Titian, Canova and Perugino
  • Enjoy a panoramic view of Rome from the Villa Borghese Park
Full description
You will meet your guide at the entrance gate of the Borghese Gallery, which was built in 1613 at the behest of the family’s great art collector Scipione Borghese.

Across the gallery’s 20 floors, you’ll find a wealth of classical sculpture, as well as Renaissance art. Scipione was an avid patron of "modern art", and the collection boasts masterpieces by the 15th and 16th century’s most influential artists. Throughout this experience, your expert guide will enlighten you to the hidden meanings behind these great works.

Most of the sculptures in the Borghese are still where Scipione originally wanted them to be, including the sculptor Bernini’s great secular masterpieces such as his revelatory "Rape of Proserpine". Of the collection’s painted masterpieces, Raphael’s "Deposition" is a highlight, as is Titian’s "Sacred and Profane Love" and Caravaggio’s "Boy with A Fruit Basket".

After the Borghese Gallery, you will join your guide for a walk through Villa Borghese Park, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Rome from its terrace .
Includes
  • Admission fees
  • Skip-the-Line entrance to the Borghese Gallery
  • Walking tour of Villa Borghese Gardens
  • Headsets to make sure to hear your guide clearly (when the group exceeds more than 6 participants)
  • Professional art historian guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (available for an additional charge)
  • Food and beverages

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Our guide will await you at you at Piazzale Scipione Borghese 5, at the gate located on the left-hand side of the building and will be holding a sign with the name of your main booker as mentioned in your reservation.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Food and drinks
Know before you go
• These private tours can be booked in multiple languages upon request (if not otherwise requested otherwise, the tour will be provided in English)
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
Save up to 20%

From £144.62 £115.70 per person

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Roma Experience Tours

Product ID: 217029