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Galleria Borghese, Rome

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Galleria Borghese is housed in a villa once used for elegant private parties. The art gallery contains a substantial part of a collection of paintings and sculptures amassed by Scipione Borghese, a 17th-century cardinal and art patron. Borghese was an early benefactor of artists Caravaggio and Bernini. You can explore 20 rooms across two floors. The main floor is mostly devoted to the period between the first and the third centuries, featuring mosaics of gladiators and several sculptures. In other sections of the gallery, you can see works by such artists as Canova, Raphael, Correggio, Titian, Rubens, and Veronese. An advance ticket, which you can book on the gallery's website, is required. Our Rome trip itinerary tool makes visiting Galleria Borghese and other Rome attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I arrived to the Galleria Borghese early (my visit was from 3 pm to 5 pm), so I had pretty awful lunch there. But who cares about lunch when I am in one of my favorite museums in the whole world! I....  more »
  • The inside rooms are quite beautiful but always seem to be crowded even during the off-season. But it still is worth visiting.  more »
  • Every ceiling is wonderful, and so varied from room to room. One would swear some were 3D they were so well painted. Most of the art excellent and the Bernini sculptures are magnificent.  more »
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  • Quite an amazing museum/gallery. The art work is truly spectacular and some are simply breathtaking. If you're considering which museums to go to when in Rome, this and the Vatican Museum are simply a must. The visit is managed well as they block out 2 hour slots for large groups of people. Some seating area which is well appreciated. No photos allowed. Make sure for both you make a reservation beforehand. You can also take a nice walk around the gardens which depending on weather would mean you can make a good half day out of the visit. Enjoy
  • Wonderful exhibition! Make sure you buy a ticket in advance and you are there on time! Great works of art exhibited! General admission is €22 ana young EU citizens (18-25) get in for €11. You are not allowed inside with a bag/backpack and you need to leave them with the wardrobe in advance. Can’t leave jackets though.
  • Caravaggio’s .... Bernini’s .... and other incredible artwork.. we have been coming to visit almost every year over the last 25-30 years. This year we started focusing specifically on a couple favorite artists mentioned above!!! Please!!! If you intend to visit go to the sanctioned site and purchase your tickets in advance. You will pay about $15-18 dollars or euros - no more!!! I was shocked to see the vendors outside the museum waiting for the unsuspecting tourists who paid two and three times the actual costs. “Skip the line” and other type agencies waiting for tourists to get the tickets they purchased from their countries. The truth is that the Borghese museum is well organized with timed entry every 2 hours..... the groups walk in and are out in those two hours. Do a little research up front and know what art you want to see and you will have 2 hours to see those pieces..... don’t be taken by vendors outside of the Borghese and pay double or triple. This is an absolute treasure of Rome. You will be within inches of some of the most amazing pieces of art.
  • Really quite a good way to spend a couple of hours. Definitely recommend the guided tour (it's about 5 euros extra and you learn so much more than just walking around). Only slight downside was the slightly chaotic process to get into the building. Not clear where you're supposed to go etc. But we got there in the end
  • Outstanding gallery and museum - one of the best I've ever been to. The sculptures in particular are breathtaking. The Caravaggio room was a delight (although when I went in Feb 2020 'St Jerome Writing' was on loan). This made my trip to Rome.

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