Porta Pinciana

Porta Pinciana: Our most recommended tours and activities

Borghese Gallery: Tour

1. Borghese Gallery: Tour

Enjoy entry to one of Rome’s most popular museums with a ticket to Borghese Gallery, located in the former Villa Borghese Pinciana. Tickets for the museum are limited and often sell out. Marvel at the collection that has been described as the “Queen of all Private Art Collections”. Witness one of the most interesting, charming, elegant, and compact art museums in Rome, the collection is neither chronologically arranged, nor very ordinate. Instead, it is a personal, lovingly matched collection that reveals the personalities and tastes of 2 people: Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the greatest of the Baroque artists; and Scipione Cardinal Borghese, the greatest art collector, who initiated the Roman Baroque. Particular highlights include the "Caravaggio Room," where you can see paintings like "David with the Head of Goliath." Admire works by Raphael, such as "The Deposition and Lady with a Unicorn," along with sculptures by Bernini, such as his "Apollo and Daphne" and "David." Take a stroll around the beautiful gardens of the Villa Borghese, and take in the view over Piazza del Popolo.

Borghese Gallery: Private Tour

2. Borghese Gallery: Private Tour

Skip the long lines to one of Rome’s most popular museums on a guided tour of the Museo e Galleria Borghese (Borghese Gallery). Housed in a stunning villa just outside Porta Pinciana, the collection has been described as the “queen of all private art collections.” One of the most interesting, charming, elegant and compact art museums in Rome, the collection is not arranged chronologically. Instead, it is a lovingly matched collection that reveals the personalities and tastes of 2 people: Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the greatest of the Baroque artists; and Scipione Cardinal Borghese, the greatest art collector, who initiated the Roman Baroque. Highlights of the museum include Raffaello's “Woman with the Unicorn,” Domenichino's “Diana,” Botticelli's “Madonna and Child,” and Caravaggio's “David.” You can also marvel at Bernini's “Apollo and Daphne,” Canova's “Paolina,” and Tiziano's “Amor Sacro & Amor Profano.” Hear untold stories about art being stolen from churches, artists being sent to jail, their workshops devastated by Borghese's confiscations, mysterious deaths, and other stories of intrigue and passion that explain how the Baroque could sometimes cost more than life itself.

Rome: Hop On Hop Off Open-Bus Tour Ticket

3. Rome: Hop On Hop Off Open-Bus Tour Ticket

Visit iconic and historic landmarks of Rome with a  hop-on hop-off bus tour. See the iconic places like Republic Square, Santa Maria Degli Angeli Cathedral, Viminale Palace, and more.  You can get off at any of the stops along the route and explore your favorite spots at your own pace. Ride through the famous attractions including the Palazzo Delle Esposizioni, Eliseo Theatre, Trajan’s column, Imperial Forums, Colosseum, Constantine’s Arch, and many more.  You will learn about each attraction and its history through the audioguide. Travel around and through the city center of this historic city on an open-top double-decker bus. 

Rome: 2-Hour Borghese Gallery Private Tour

4. Rome: 2-Hour Borghese Gallery Private Tour

Skip the long lines to one of Rome’s most popular museums on a 2-hour guided tour of the Museo e Galleria Borghese (Borghese Gallery). Housed in a stunning villa just outside the Porta Pinciana, the collection has been described as the “Queen of all Private Art Collections.” One of the most interesting, charming, elegant and compact art museums in Rome, the collection is neither chronologically arranged, nor very ordinate. Instead, it is a personal, lovingly matched collection that reveals the personalities and tastes of 2 people: Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the greatest of the Baroque artists, and Scipione Cardinal Borghese, the greatest art collector, who initiated the Roman Baroque. Explore his passion for art, for which he had an infallible instinct, and his unscrupulousness in obtaining the works of art he wanted to posses. Highlights of the museum are many, but include Raffaello's “Woman with the Unicorn,” Domenichino's “Diana,” Botticelli's “Madonna and Child,” and Caravaggio's “David.” Marvel at Bernini's “Apollo and Daphne,” Canova's “Paolina,” and Tiziano's “Amor Sacro & Amor Profano.” Hear a never ending drama of untold stories about art being stolen from churches and artists being sent to jail. Listen to stories about workshops being devastated by Borghese's confiscations, mysterious deaths, and other stories of intrigue and passion that explain how the Baroque could sometimes cost more than life itself.

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What people are saying about Porta Pinciana

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 205 reviews

Having used the previous time to visit Rome always a tourist bus, I can make a comparison and I must say that I can evaluate the good IOBUS company, it has perhaps less means available than the more well-known companies and therefore the waiting times between a descent and the others were not the best, but nothing to say about the routes and the staff, all helpful and kind.

it is a bit difficult to find the bus stop, but if you ask, you will find it in the end. helpful and very courteous staff. very nice route to see, without getting tired, the most beautiful city in the world. perhaps it would have been ideal if the bus also arrived at 2fontanone "and maybe a little closer to San Pietro. However, I recommend the experience.

Welcome by the staff on board Excellent, availability and perfect professionalism .. Thanks to the young lady who made herself available so that the trip was successful.

Just perfect!! Super relaxing after days of walking around Rome - we didn't get off the bus and just attended the whole tour. Weather was amazing and we were happy ❤️