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Galleria Borghese

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Opening hours

  • Sunday 09:00 - 19:00
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 19:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 19:00
  • Thursday 09:00 - 19:00
  • Friday 09:00 - 19:00
  • Saturday 09:00 - 19:00
The Galleria Borghese (English: Borghese Gallery) is an art gallery in Rome, Italy, housed in the former Villa Borghese Pinciana. At the outset, the gallery building was integrated with its gardens, but nowadays the Villa Borghese gardens are considered a separate tourist attraction. The Galleria Borghese houses a substantial part of the Borghese collection of paintings, sculpture and antiquities, begun by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, the nephew of Pope Paul V (reign 1605–1621). The Villa was built by the architect Flaminio Ponzio, developing sketches by Scipione Borghese himself, who used it as a villa suburbana, a country villa at the edge of Rome. Scipione Borghese was an early patron of Bernini and an avid collector of works by Caravaggio, who is well represented in the collection by his Boy with a Basket of Fruit, St Jerome Writing, Sick Bacchus and others. Other paintings of note include Titian's Sacred and Profane Love, Raphael's Entombment of Christ and works by Peter Paul Rubens and Federico Barocci.
  • Marc Albert

    11 days ago

    A truly fine collection in a wonderful setting. A huge collection of Bernini sculptures and paintings. Don’t forget to walk around the park because it’s lovely and has nice fountains. I only gave it a 4 because of the ridiculous fact that they literally kick you out after two hours. You need a lot more time to enjoy the art.

  • Debra Jean

    13 days ago

    One of the best days in Romeo. No crowds, amazing art, beautiful, peaceful gardens, with views of Rome that are breathtaking. Nice place to have a light lunch. We were told no pictures, but in reality, everyone had cameras (no flash). Booked through Viator Tours, no problem whatsoever. Amazing tour guide.

  • Niv Urbach

    23 days ago

    The place and art is wonderful. Administration can be improved. Lines are long, and one should come half an hour early not to waste the two hours allowed. Needles to say tickets have to be reserved up front. On November the next open slots to buy were two days ahead. Lines to restrooms were also long. Audio guide content was very good. We brought our own earphones, which allowed better sound as well as free hands to take pictures. With all the cevetes, this is a must see to a Rome visitor.

  • Brandon Milton

    3 months ago

    Unlike most famous museums around Europe, the Borghese museum has just enough content to keep you busy, but not enough to overwhelm and tire you. The collection is fantastic with many frescoes, paintings, and sculptures. The villa also sits in a beautiful park. It is a little pricey for the two hours you are allowed in the museum, but once you see the Berninis in person, you will be glad you paid.

  • Giulia Rosati

    19 days ago

    Been there so many times... a priceless and unmissable Italian experience. Bernini, Caravaggio, Canova and many more incredible artists displayed in the permanent collection.