1. Italy
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  3. Rome
  4. Borghese Gardens

Rome: Borghese Gallery and Gardens Small Group Tour

Product ID: 47884
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See masterpieces of art by Rubens and Caravaggio on a 2.5-hour tour of Rome’s Borghese Gallery at sunset. Explore a diverse collection of sculptures and paintings, and wander among the trees and plants of the beautiful villa’s gardens.
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Duration: 2 hours
Starting time 3:00 PM
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Highlights
  • See masterpieces of art by Caravaggio, Bernini and Raphael
  • Wander the galleries of the Villa Borghese with a passionate guide
  • Explore the fountains and statues of the Villa Borghese Gardens
  • Discover a stunning villa, built on the outskirts of 17th-century Rome
  • Marvel at a peaceful oasis in the heart of Rome
  • Watch the play of light on marble statues at sunset
  • Experience the tranquility of the Villa Borghese after the crowds have gone for the day
Full description
Discover the majestic beauty of the Borghese Gallery and Gardens in the former Villa Borghese Pinciana in Rome, and see art treasures by Bernini, Carravagio, Titian and more.

Located in one of Rome’s largest parks, the villa was commissioned in the early 1600s by the nephew of Pope Paul V, Cardinal Scipione Borghese. He used the villa to house his extensive art collection, before it was established as a public museum in 1903.

A passionate guide will tell you interesting facts about the artists and their art as you wander the decorative rooms in a small group of no more than 6 people. Admire Bernini’s "Apollo and Daphne," and hear the story behind Caravaggio’s "David with Goliath's Head," and Raphael’s "The Deposition."

Entering the museum at 17:00, once the day time crowds have dispersed, will also provide the perfect opportunity to see the enchanting evening light as it bathes the marble sculptures.

Wander the paths of the Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome’s 3rd largest park and discover a peaceful oasis in the heart of the city for locals and visitors alike. Highlights of the gardens include an unusual water clock and the Alpini monument to Italy’s elite mountain army corp.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Reservation and administration fees
What’s Not Included
  • Meals

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Meeting point

Outside the main entrance to the Borghese Gallery, Piazzale Scipione Borghese, 5, 00197 Roma RM. Your guide will be holding a “LivItaly Tours” sign.

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• Please note that tickets are very limited, and reservations are mandatory. Please book this tour in advance to secure your spot
• Please note that the tour accommodates a maximum of 6 people
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