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“Borghese Gallery in Rome - a must-see”
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Borghese Gallery
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Ranked #12 of 1,748 things to do in Rome
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 11 December 2013

This gallery contains the best sculptures you will find on earth such as Bernini's 'Aplllo and Daphne'. Reservations must be made in advance as the number of visitors is limited, which makes the experience all the more enjoyable.

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Reviewed 11 December 2013

I’m into paintings and sculpture wasn’t really my thing, but it was changed when I visited Gallery Borghese. I encountered some of the greatest sculpture by Bernini and oh my god they are just soooo beautiful! My personal favorite is “Apollo and Daphne”, I think it’s the best sculpture ever created on earth!!!
The story about the Villa Borghese is actually interesting. There was a wealthy, powerful man named Scipione Borghese who has a great taste for art. He was later made a Cardinal by his uncle, Pope Paul V. So then he was not only rich and powerful, he was also an important man. He collected art from the great artists on the era (1600′s) and decided to open the gallery for public to enjoy. I think this could be like the first art museum ever. The story of how he collected the art pieces is interesting. Some, he got it, um.. let’s just say in an incorrect way.
Cardinal Borghese also built the gallery itself with heart and soul. Every room of the gallery has its own theme and personality. I must say, the gallery has its reason to be exclusive. The gallery doesn’t accept walk-in visitor. You must book a time slot and CAN’T enter the gallery even 5 minutes before your slot begin. You only have maximum 2 hours inside the gallery. Bandi was swearing silently, why is the gallery so arrogant?! But then, it has every reason to be.

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Reviewed 10 December 2013

Breathtaking art. Two hours is not enough. I could spend hours in one room. Heard they run a tram around the grounds but it was raining on the day we went so we missed that. Definitely need earphones or a tour guide to get the most out of the Gallery

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Reviewed 10 December 2013

This is a must see in Rome. While there is much to do and see in this wonderful city, if you are an art lover, you must fit this in. It is a private museum and you have to reserve a time for a paid visit, but it is definitely worth it. Very nice gift shop at end of the tour.

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Reviewed 8 December 2013

Ticket has entry time with 2 hour limit; entered at 1PM to 3PM. Signed up early if you want certain time and date (may sell out weeks ahead). Cost was about 13 Euros, but use Rome Pass if you get the chance. Used the Audioguide for 5 Euros; it was very helpful and organized. Art collection in the galleria is impressive with Bernini sculptures and Carravagio paintings. The 2 hours was well spent. The park around the Galleria is a nice walk or jog, so add some time to walk the park.

Thank sactokw
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