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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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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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It's quiet during the winter, and we had some galleries to ourselves. The Bernini's are masterpieces. The gardens, even in winter, are lovely.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's quiet during the winter, and we had some galleries to ourselves. The Bernini's are masterpieces. The gardens, even in winter, are lovely.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

besides the fact that some pope gave it to his favourite bishop nephew this villa is breathtakingly beautiful and should be experienced and enjoyed. The gardens are very disappointing as they have not been cared for and one can see hints of former glory. The overwhelming beauty of this former residence almost makes you weep. The sculptures are sublime and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Let me first say that the Borghese has some great sculptures of the masters. You really should take time to tour the Gallery. Having said that, the tourist experience was less than desirable because of the snobby gallery staff. They treat visitors as an annoyance. First of all they limit visits to two hours. After two hours you need to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I saw many beautiful things in Paris and Rome. I expected this to be a hi-light as it came highly recommended to me by my sister. You have to buy tickets in advance and the tickets are for a 2 hour time window. They will not let you in early and no pictures. I did not see anything there better... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked our tickets online to avoid queues, but when arriving the gallery we were told to leave all bags, camera, purses and stroller at the wardrobe. We even asked if we could at least bring the stroller, since we had a 5 month old baby with us. This was in a very rude way told to us not acceptable.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The best museum to visit other than the Vatican. Beautiful masterpieces in a stunning building close to the Vatican.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you don't like art you should visit this place, you might change mind. If instead you like art, this place will make you feeling that two eyes are not enough. Among all, the Gian Lorenzo Bernini sculptures ( in particular "Il Ratto di Proserpina" and "Apollo e Dafne") are spectacular and the Caravaggio's paintings shown here are impressive. And... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We made our reservation well in advance and appreciated how their limiting the number of guests for each two hour interval really let you enjoy the museum without it being over crowded. Highly suggest spending the extra few euro and taking advanatge of their guide services. Was a reaansonably sized group and the guide helped bring the art to life.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If the building was completely empty and didn't contain any of the many masterpieces by Bernini, Canova, Caravaggio etc., it would be still absolutely worth the visit. This is one of the most sumptuous villas in Rome. The interiors with its dazzling frescoes in every room are absolutely mesmerising. The system chosen for visits allocates a two hour slot to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Read after their regulations. If you`re in you can see beautiful sculptures from Bernini, amazing paints from famous painters. There was a temporary exhibitions with Caravaggio and his style`s still lifes. Breathtaking.

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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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