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Visit Borghese Gallery 

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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.

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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

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