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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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  • There are so many beautiful things to see in the Galleria Borghese! My favorite is the Apollo & Daphne statue. The story itself is Greek Mythology but Bernini's interpretation is incredible... 
    There are so many beautiful things to see in the Galleria Borghese! My favorite is the Apollo & Daphne statue. The story itself is Greek Mythology but Bernini's interpretation is incredible...  more »
  • Book your ticket and enjoy the amazing art , there is so much to admire . It's a pity that the gadget store does not offer anything interesting, but Italian museums are not as good as the foreign... 
    Book your ticket and enjoy the amazing art , there is so much to admire . It's a pity that the gadget store does not offer anything interesting, but Italian museums are not as good as the foreign...  more »
  • Visited as it was so highly rated on here - and it's for a reason! A little out of the way in a quieter area, but 100% worth going for the gorgeous art and stunning interiors. It also has a lovely... 
    Visited as it was so highly rated on here - and it's for a reason! A little out of the way in a quieter area, but 100% worth going for the gorgeous art and stunning interiors. It also has a lovely...  more »
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  • One of most beautiful art collections I have ever seen The sculptures by Bernini are exquisite - the details, the expressions, so human and divine at the same time. Paintings by Caravaggio - the light, the rendering of the humans.....beyond stunning. This gallery hosts the best of what humans have to offer when it comes to art. My only complaint is that time is too short.....7 days wouldn't be enough to see and enjoy it all.
  • Well, not really hidden, but also not so overcrowded as other places in Rome it is an amazing art gallery with few sculptures and many paintings. The building itself is already beautiful. The paintings are mainly religious and the statues are quite impressive. The garden in front is open to public and absolutely worth a stroll if you have the time in Rome to relax and enjoy a day with less action.
  • The most impressive art gallery in Rome, perhaps one of the best in Europe. It includes a great masterpiece by Bernini, incredible frescoes, and lot of beautiful sculptures. Great cafeteria too. Why the four stars? Booking the entrance is a hassle, especially if you’re a person with disability like myself. Most museums in Europe are free for people with disabilities, not this one. The people answering the information email are extremely rude and not very informative. They refer you to the call-center (Italian hours). Calling from the Americas is a pain and the people is not fluent in English or at least Spanish. I ended paying full price to avoid all hassle. The costumer service inside the Gallery for people with disabilities is OK, nothing extraordinary. I’ll totally skip this one after one visit.
  • The best Gallery in Rome! Definitely worth visit. Sculptures are breath-taking. I recommend guided visit. Stories are really interesting and you can see the most recognizable masterpiece in a short time. There is a beautiful garden behind. Recommended walk in the park nearby. So far, my favorite place in Rome.
  • Beautiful and very enjoyable museum. Big enough that there's plenty to see, but not so big that it feels overwhelming like some other Roman museums. The gardens outside are also a great place to rest on a hot afternoon. Worth the money for sure.

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