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Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery and Gardens Small-Group Tour with Transport
Ranked #13 of 1,536 things to do in Rome
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Fee: Yes
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.
clayton, calif
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2014

the paintings on the ceilings and walls exceeed the vatican in my estimation. One would swear the paintings that are so 3 dimensional are actual carvings and not flat paintings. I am not not an art devotee but I was visibly favorably impressed, and my wife who does appreciate art was blown away by the detail, scope and quality of the art

Visited April 2014
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“My wife's favorite”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

This was something I have never done and you need to plan for it, like the last supper in Milan. It is an amazing collection and so much it was almost overwhelming at times for me. Between the setting, the rooms and then the art it is a must see.

Visited April 2014
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Mountain View, California
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“If you like weird art”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

This is not the "one museum to see if you can only see one in Rome". Period. The National Museum near St Maria Maggiore or the Vatican Museum, to name two, are infinitely more interesting and diverse. However, if you go to Borghese you will see about three fine world class marble sculptures

Visited April 2014
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

Yes, go see this. If you have only one day, go see the Vatican and the Colosseum. If you have any more time, this should be the next place you see. This is now my favorite art museum. Not only is the art great ( although there are many places that can make that claim ), but the setting the art is in is magnificent and enhances the experience beyond words. The only negative is that you are only allotted 2 hours there and you could easily spend a lot more time. My one suggestion is to not spend more than 45 minutes upstairs, the first floor that you get to see. The lower floor is far more impressive, far more and you will want to give it its due.

Afterwards, take a walk in the park. The next time I go to Rome, I will spend 1-2 weeks there and spend a good deal of it relaxing in the park and seeing all of many attractions they have there.

Visited April 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

It is a two hour timed tour. Buy your ticket in advance and arrive at least 15 minutes before your entry. What can I say but outstanding! The English speaking tour guides that work for the Gallery are great. It costs something like 10 euros per person and you just purchase your ticket when you enter the museum. Beautiful paintings, statutes, furnishings and amazing history! Afterwards walk around the Borghese Gardens, which like Central Park in NYC have a Merry Go Round, fountains, gardens and horses driven carriages. We walked through the Gardens to the Spanish Steps. Great time and even our 15 year old enjoyed!

Visited April 2014
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