Galleria Borghese

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Galleria Borghese

Galleria Borghese
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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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lynette_cypress
Boise, ID339 contributions
First time visit and loved it
Jun 2021
Bought a ticket online for a tour through the gallery. Simply amazing collection of art - Bernini sculptures and the the largest collection of Caravaggio painting anywhere. Lots of other renaissance pieces plus a modern art exhibit by Damien Hurst. Really enjoyed it. Then walked through the beautiful gardens, stopped at one of the cafes for a beverage then continued on to our hotel.
Written 20 June 2021
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McKenna N
Gainesville, FL119 contributions
Take a cab and pay for an audio tour
Jun 2020
The museum is set in a spectacular mansion with stunning artwork. You have to make a reservation in advance, and it's a little expensive, but it was by far the quietest museum we visited in Rome. It's worth mentioning that unlike many museums in Rome, all the signage is in Italian, so you definitely need a tour guide or an audio tour.

It's also a hassle to get there. We struggled to find this bus, and are pros at public transportation. I'd recommend paying for a cab to save yourself the struggle, as it's a bit far from the rest of the major sites.

If you have time and are into art, it's worth visiting. Otherwise, you won't miss anything if you skip it.
Written 17 February 2021
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harry
Germany31 contributions
he pairings and especially the sculptures.
Aug 2020
I was lucky enough to visit after the quarantine... I had the museum for myself. Incredible pieces of art, the ceilings, everything... One of the best museums in Rome.
Written 12 February 2021
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daniel
Mexico City, Mexico41 contributions
breath taking - the pairings and especially the sculptures.
Sep 2020
The Ceiling of this place puts the Vatican, Pitti Palace and every other landmark I have been in to shame! it was absolutely insane the level of ornate detail into this ceiling mural, the photo here might give you an idea but I was standing there for almost 30 minutes with a very sore neck in awe of this thing. Wow... just wow.
Written 21 January 2021
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Michael A
Toronto, Canada471 contributions
Absolutely Stunning
Oct 2020
This is, in my view, one of the best museums/galleries in all of Rome. It is in itself a beautiful building and an example of striking architecture, expertly crafted details, fine views over the park, and glorious spaces full of light, drama, and inspiration. There are so many treausres here that I recommend the vistor make some time to research first, see those masterpieces he/she wishes to spend time admiring, then wander aimlessly afterwards....it is a wonderful pleasure to spend time here. My absolute favourite sculpture is the Rape of Proserpina, for it's delicate and gravity-defying "lightness", as well as the emotion it invokes. His hand, pressed deeply into the soft flesh of her upper thigh, brings this hard white stone to life. It is incredible.
Also notable, are the Apollo and Daphne (also Bernini), Hermaphroditus (Bernini), Davis (Bernini), and Venus Victrix (Canova).
Written 13 January 2021
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paolo & Lisa
5 contributions
So interesting
Oct 2020
very beautiful. So many things to see and above all immersed in the beautiful park of Villa Borghese, we took a beautiful walk with the wonderful days that Rome gave me in this little trip of mine
Written 7 November 2020
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colman
44 contributions
well guided
Nov 2019

The woman at the ticket office with the glasses was very rude. There were no tickets left for the day that I came and that was absolutely fine of course, it can happen. But she seemed very grumpy and cut me off immediately when I came up to her to ask if there were still tickets available, and she was extremely snappy and rude during the quick conversation we had, even though I remained very polite (because what reason is there to not be polite during a conversation like this?) I left very surprised. I hope the management will read this and ask her improve her manners towards prospective visitors.
Written 16 October 2020
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Mark T
Grimsby, UK181 contributions
Beautiful
Sep 2020
Absolutely stunning, there's that much to see, appreciate and although i love places like this some can be too big, take too long to get around you get culture fatigue but this was spot on. Plenty to see with lots of various exhibits. No bags allowed, you have to deposit them in a hut along the path and also when we visited it was online booking only, presumeably because of covid. I know places try their best but making everyone queue outside so they can stagger entries seems a good idea but in 30 degrees heat wasn't great and when everyone got inside first thing they did was go to the toilet so they ended up with mass congregation anyway. Brilliant place.
Written 23 September 2020
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Mylove
Richmond, UK14 contributions
Beautiful
Jul 2020
It is a very beautiful gallery, beautiful ceiling height, magnificent frescoes from the Middle Ages, everything is lovely
Written 16 September 2020
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yana53
Imperia, Italy20 contributions
Bernini Caravaggio Canova what more!
Jan 2020 • Couples
Yes there is more! Fantastic masterpieces by Raffaello and so many more painters and sculptors. The Borghese Gallery is a real treasure. So much beauty packed into the one small villa. It's worth 2 or 3 visits. I've been at least 6 times and always enjoy it with enthusiasm. Don't miss the park and the Globe theatre too!
Written 15 September 2020
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Galleria Borghese is open:
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