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Small Group Gallery Borghese Tour with Skip-the-Line Admission

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    Visit: Villa Borghese, P.zzale del Museo Borghese, 00155 Rome Italy

    The best way for us to describe the Villa Borghese gardens is:
    As the keeper of the Villa Borghese Pinciana, I publicly declare: whoever you are, providing to be a freeman, fear no hindrance here; go where you like, ask what you wish; leave when you want. Everything you see was made more for the guest than for its landlord. In the golden century, when peaceful years made any thing splendid for the refined ones, the landlord forbade all iron rules for the guest.
    Let good faith be the only rule for our friend.
    But if someone, consciously and purposely, by wickedness and deceit, was to break the golden rules of courtesy, be alert, the angry keeper may break these friendly words on your head.
    (Latin inscription carved on marble plate at Villa Borghese).

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Visit: Galleria Borghese, Piazzale del Museo Borghese 5, 00197 Rome Italy

    We will visit one of the world’s most beautiful art museum hosting the works of extraordinary artists such as Bernini, Caravaggio, Canova and Raffaello. The gallery’s most important sculptures and paintings are from Cardinal Scipione Borghese’s collection (1579 - 1633), he was the son of Ortensia Borghese, sister of both Pope Paul V and Francesco Caffarelli.
    We’ll admire Caravaggio’s most important paintings, among which “Young sick Bacchus” and “ Boy with a basket of fruit”; Bernini and Canova’s magnificent sculptures’ collection, boasting works like “Apollo and Daphne”, “David”, “The rape of Preserpina” and “Paolina Bonaparte”. Of course we won’t miss out on Raffaello’s “Entombment of Christ”.
    We will lead you through the marvelous rooms of Casina Borghese, with its splendid frescoes, we’ll disclose the secrets, the stories and the painting techniques concealed behind the masterpieces of one of the world’s most beautiful art museum.
    To end the tour, we’ll walk through the Villa Borghese gardens, enjoying its beauty and calm far from the roman chaos.

    Duration: 2 hours
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Tour with Federico Perri made all the difference to get to know this amazing gallery. Congratulations for delivering this service and allowing us non Romans to understand those amazing pieces of art! Beautiful stories and descriptions, really understands the arts.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Carolina F
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I believe our guides name was either Matteo or Mattia The times entry was perfect because it allows only a certain number of people inside at a time We booked first tour of day to avoid having to wait outside in the heat What’s wonderful...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Redsxlvr
    Reviewed 15 July 2019

    My husband and I were visiting Rome for a few days and decided to visit the Gallery Borghese and its park. We knew that tickets reservations or booking a guided tour was mandatory because entries are limited to 360 persons at any given time. We...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Francine S
    Reviewed 14 July 2019

    The tour and the gallery were amazing. Our tour guide Celia was perfect - provided the right mix of historical context, funny anecdotes and art appreciation points for us to appreciate the masterpieces there. Also - and I thought this was particularly important - she...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank ivujic
    Reviewed 15 June 2019 via mobile

    Our guide Federico was great!! He explained the beautiful collection and history of the gallery. It was just the right amount of time. It definitely beats buying your tickets and walking with audio guide.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Wander647924
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