€£$
по-русскиen Español (pronto)
enter
142tours
in the world
97tours
in Italy
58tours
in Rome

Visit Borghese Gallery 

#38of 58 toursin Rome
Tour organiser VIPinITALYSafe
partner

Organizer

VIPinITALY | Official website
We created VipinItaly to ensure that you will blend with Rome's atmospheres through a wide range of tours with our professional guides, for a unique and unforgettable trip.
The museum's collection was formed by Cardinal Scipione Borghese (1579–1633), the most known and ruthless art collector in his time.

The museum is divided on two parts: the ground-floor gallery, with its superb sculptures, intricate Roman floor mosaics and over-the-top frescoes, and the upstairs picture gallery.

The tour starts in the entrance hall which is decorated with 4th-century floor mosaics of fighting gladiators and a 2-century Fighting Satyr. As you enter in Salone I you can admire the Antonio Canova's daring depiction of Napoleon's sister Paolina Bonaparte Borghese.

Bernini sculpturePhoto: Bernini sculpture, © Jim Luptak

But it's Gian Lorenzo Bernini's spectacular sculptures that really worth of attention. Just look at Daphne's hands morphing into leaves in the swirling Apollo e Daphne, or Pluto's hand pressing into the seemingly soft flesh of Proserpina's thigh in the Rape of Proserpina.

Rape of ProserpinaPhoto: Rape of Proserpina, © Jim Luptak

Caravaggio dominates Sala VIII. Upstairs the Picture Gallery offers a wonderful snapshot of Renaissance art.

Meeting point on the map

In front of Borghese Gallery
Languages: English
Duration: 2
Included: skip-the-line entrance to the Borghese Gallery, guided tour, guest assistance, transfer from/to hotel
Tour schedule: on demand

Reviews

Guest20 May 2024

More tours in Rome

#36Gold Card (Colosseum + Roman Forum + Palatino Hill)Gold Card (Colosseum + Roman Forum + Palatino Hill)

The Colosseum will take you to an ancient world where you will enter in Rome's heart as it looked like for 2000 years ago.

€50+/person
#16Rome Wasn’t Built in a DayRome Wasn’t Built in a Day

Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day is for those of us with limited time or for those of us looking for the one day overview of Rome, then this Rome Highlights Tour is for you.

€215+/person
#46The Basilica of San Clemente al Laterano undergroundsThe Basilica of San Clemente al Laterano undergrounds

A peculiar tour in the undergrounds of Rome. The ruins of a temple dedicated to the god Mithra.

€40+/person
#27Tour Pompei and NaplesTour Pompei and Naples

Visit the beautiful city of Naples at the foot of the active volcano, as well as learn about the tragedy of Pompeii frozen in silence of horor.

€125+/person
#37Vatican Museums and Sistine ChapelVatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

In the world smallest State you will walk through halls full of surprises, artworks and architectural wonders.

€58+/person
#34Night bike tourNight bike tour

Taking a 4-hour night tour around Rome is a fascinating way to explore one of the most romantic city in the world and make your night different.

€45+/person
#39Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel by nightVatican Museums and Sistine Chapel by night

See all the beauty of Vatican, it's cozy streets, sights and of course the Sistine Chapel at night.

€240+/person
#21Sts Peter & PaulSts Peter & Paul

Follow in the footsteps of Sts Peter & Paul. On our 3 hour tour we will visit some of the places where they planted the seeds of evangelization.

€85+/person
#31Villa d’Este in TivoliVilla d’Este in Tivoli

Visit the Villa d’Este, masterpiece of the Italian Garden, with its impressive concentration of fountains, nymphs, grottoes, plays of water and music.

€180+/person
#14Rome in a Day Private TourRome in a Day Private Tour

See all of the main highlights of Rome and the Vatican on a 6-hour walking tour, with skip-the-line entry to the Vatican and the Colosseum & Roman Forum.

€425+/person
#23Vatican Private TourVatican Private Tour

Skip the lines to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel and see the masterpieces of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque art with your own private tour guide.

€250+/person
#19VIP Vatican Early-Bird TourVIP Vatican Early-Bird Tour

Experience the masterpieces of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel, BEFORE the museums are opened to the general public, in this extended, 4-hour tour.

€89+/person