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“Poor show”
Review of Borghese Gallery

Borghese Gallery
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Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery and Gardens Small-Group Tour with Transport
Ranked #12 of 1,774 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.
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Waited in the queue to book tickets. We noticed a sign saying:
no tickets until Saturday. However, when it was finally our turn
we were told: no tickets until following Tuesday and, as we were travelling back home on Monday, it was just a big waste of time waiting in the queue.
We went to their bookshop/cafe and had lunch. When we needed to use toilets in cafe we were told that toilets could only be used if you had museum tickets. What a joke! Surely if customers use your cafe, they should also be allowed to use your loos. Instead we were told to walk to zoological
garden's public toilets, half a mile away. Shame on you!!

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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Splendid collection of sculpture and artwork. Crowds are limited by a ticketing system. We booked in advance (an extra fee) and visited on Friday. If you had turned up to book, the next available was the following Tuesday. It's worth the extra so book online.

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Reviewed 24 June 2014

The renovated Gallery is today one of the best places to see art in Rome.
They are very much organized so it is not so crowded since they have a 2 hours time visit allowance.
It is important to order the tickets by internet because otherwise it is not possible to get in.
The Bernini family sculptures are fantastic as well as the paintings of the time.
After the visit it is nice to walk around the park.

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Stunning collection! Must have reservations & you only have 2 hours to tour museum. Get there a little bit earlier as you must check your bags.

Thank Peggy G
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Location: About a 20-30 minute walk from the center of Rome, depending on which route you take.

The place: First, the building (and surrounding buildings) is beautiful. Secondly, the massive park that spreads out before it (Villa Borghese) is absolutely phenomenal. If I lived in Rome, I would be running through that park every single day. The general emplacement of the park and museum offers you a much needed break from the hustle and bustle of Rome. It's quiet, peaceful and secluded.

The art: Definitely one of my favorite museums, for it's fabulous sculptors by some of Rome's best artists. I mean, you can't go wrong with this museum. You must look up when you visit the museum because the ceilings offer you beautiful paintings. You just want to lie down on the floor and stare up at them.

One of the definite perks of this place is that they only allow 300 people in every 2 hours, so there is no pushing or shoving, no one getting into your personal space and pressing up against you to gaze into the eyes of a sculpture. I saved this for the end of my stay in Rome and I'm glad I did.

Price point: 11 Euro, and remember to book online before you leave so you can skip the lines.

1  Thank Ann T
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