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Borghese Gallery

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Address: Piazzale del Museo Borghese 5, 00197 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 32810
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09:00 - 19:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Museum in the beautiful setting of Villa Borghese in Rome preserves...

The Museum in the beautiful setting of Villa Borghese in Rome preserves sculptures, reliefs and ancient mosaics, and paintings and sculptures from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century. The collection, made up initially by Cardinal Scipione Borghese in the early seventeenth century, preserves masterpieces of Antonello da Messina, Giovanni Bellini, Raffaello, Tiziano, Correggio, Caravaggio and beautiful sculptures of Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Canova.

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Awesome Museum and Really good security!!

This is a great place to see all of Bernini's sculptures, especially the Rape of Persephone and Apollo and Daphne, also if you are a clueless tourist and get a little too close... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First, you cannot get in unless you book your ticket online - also with timetable, as visitors are allowed inside, once every two hours. For an 8 room building I'd say it's quite a lot of time - it took me 45 min to get through it and actually paid attention and not rushed through it. The paintings are beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great place to see all of Bernini's sculptures, especially the Rape of Persephone and Apollo and Daphne, also if you are a clueless tourist and get a little too close and set off an alarm, they are very forgiving

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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Borghese gallery was one of our Rome highlights and the art historian guide put the experience over the top. You book the live guide direct with the Borghese. We booked him once we were there for our visit ( you must reserve). We were there late November and got in the same day. The audio guide was 5 euro and... More 

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Grafenwohr, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a personal tour guide enter the galleria with us, since the guide has to be a professional on the subjects. The gallery was amazing- we had around 2 hours in the gallery. As a note, you are limited to only two, and you will be processed in and out accordingly. Seeing the private collections was spectacular, considering many... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A few years ago, I was lucky to visit the interior of the Villa, with its magnificent ceilings and frescoes, this time I was told we should have had an appointment!

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Chelmsford, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a great last minute addition to our itinerary. We wanted an early morning event on one of our days in Rome and picked this for the paintings and sculptures on site. We were not disappointed. Definitely worth the stop - highly recommended! There is also a surprisingly good coffee shop and book store in the basement.

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Αθήνα, Ελλάδα
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just the scroll in the villa borgese park will reward your time spend. Rent a bicycle and go through the park. Of course you ewill not miss the gallery

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Borghese Gallery and it's surrounding gardens are nothing short of breathtaking. Tickets must be reserved in advance, so be sure to keep that in mind. We used a tour guide and the history around the art and the gallery itself was just amazing. Our tour was on Wednesday evening in November, so the gallery wasn't crowded and was extremely... More 

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As always the art is stunning both the statutes and the paintings. We saw the special exhibit of Carrivagio and it was so beautiful. Planned well. Enjoy

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Edmonton Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This collection is a treasure trove of paintings and sculpture. While the advance booking arrangement is a bit of a nuisance, it's easy to see how this gallery would become unbearably crowded during peak season. We lucked on to a visit on the first Sunday of the month when admission is free, if you don't take into consideration our booking... More 

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Young and well-to-do families are the street flavour of Parioli. A new kind of Rome, this area is centuries away from the Renaissance with its pockets of 1930s palaces, tony boutiques, open-air markets and plenty of coffee shops. Parioli was built as an enclave for last century’s haute bourgeois and still represents as such in 21st century Rome. Need a break? The area has several great sporting clubs known for tennis and riding, a wonderful modern art museum, easy access to the zoo (Europe’s oldest), and is nestled around Rome’s very best parks including Villa Borghese, Villa Ada and Villa Glori.
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