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5 must-sees in the Villa Borghese

Rome's Villa Borghese Gardens provide a holiday within a holiday! Once built as the grounds of an opulent estate, the large park boasts multiple attractions, including one of Italy's leading art galleries! Here's what to see and do on your visit.

Galleria Borghese

Galleria Borghese

The Borghese Gallery is the grounds' premier attraction, boasting masterpieces from Raphael, Bernini, and Caravaggio, among many others.

Cinema Dei Piccoli

This quaint oddity at the park's southeasternmost entrance is the world's smallest purpose-built cinema! With just 63 seats, it screens kids movies most afternoons.

Globe Theatre

An exact replica of Shakespeare's famous Globe Theatre in London. The Bard's plays are performed only in Italian, but you can't understand them in English anyway, right?

Lake Garden

Lake Garden

On a sunny day there are few better things to do in Rome than feed the birds or row a rented boat around the Villa's beautifully landscaped Lake Garden.

Bioparco di Roma

Rome's zoo and biopark can be found at the north of the gardens. Highlights include a giraffe terrace, where visitors can meet the lanky beasts face-to-face!

Our insider tips

What are the opening times?

The Galleria Borghese is open from 8:30AM to 7:30PM Tuesday to Sunday. It is closed every Monday, as well as December 25th and January 1st. Book tickets in advance to beat the queues!

How to get there?

The Borghese Gardens lie to the immediate north of Spagna metro station on Line A. Follow the eastern border of the park to find the museum and gallery.

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?
    Adult tickets to the Galleria Borghese are €11.00. Several discount options are available. The park is free.
  • Will I need a guide?
    Galleria audioguides are available in several langages for €5. Several garden tours are also available!
  • How to get there
    This attraction is immediately north of the Spagna metro station, or east of the Flaminio metro station.
  • Additional information
    ** Only 360 visitors are allowed into the Galleria every 2 hours, and visit time slots are strictly enforced!
    * Bags and large items must be checked when you enter the Galleria.*

What people are saying about Villa Borghese

Our guide was so knowledgeable and made the tour so interesting!

This is a must do in Rome The artwork is awesome especially the Bellini’s The gardens are beautiful and a nice break from the busy city sights

The Borghese Gallery is not to be missed.

Everyone should be as lucky as we were to land Alexandro as their tour guide for the Borghese Gallery. He was not only well versed in the history of the Borgheses, which provided enlightening insight into the development of the art collection, but also, as an artist himself, was able to talk about artistic technique and individual paintings and sculptures quite compellingly. He had excellent rapport with all the members of our tour group and we all appreciated and benefited from his personal attention. We would give him our highest recommendation. The three hours with him has been the highlight of our visit to Rome.

Rome: 3-Hour Borghese Gallery Tour and Gardens Reviewed by Jonnie, 09/06/2019

It was a good way to get a last-minute ticket!

Tickets were sold out for the Borghese Gallery, so I was incredibly grateful to find this website. It’s reasonably priced, easy to find where to get my ticket, and I got into the gallery right away.

Rome: Borghese Gallery Entrance Ticket Reviewed by Monika, 04/06/2019

The tour content and guide Sabrina were excellent.

The tour ran as advertised and our Guide, Sabrina, did a wonderful job during the tour. Provided very good narration during the tour at the museum. Showed loads of enthusiasm for the subject matter and the venue itself. She took time to ensure that we were not crammed into a gallery with other groups and moved us around during our 2-hour stay to ensure that we saw as much as possible. Recommend the guide and tour any time.

Interesting, but you need a guide for this

I was a bit disappointed as I bought tickets and thought it included a guided tour, otherwise amazing.

Rome: Borghese Gallery Entrance Ticket Reviewed by Denice, 02/06/2019

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