Villa Borghese Gallery & Gardens Small-Group Tour with Skip-the-Line

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  • Skip the line
  • E-Ticket
  • 2.5 hr

Appreciate art like a collector with a visit to the Borghese Gallery and Gardens. Carefully controlled entry means that unlike the nearby Vatican Museums, this collection of masterpieces is never crowded. The gallery includes pieces by Raphael and Bernini, and the tour includes the Borghese Gardens: a peaceful oasis amid the chaos of the capital.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Galleria Borghese

Cardinal Scipione Borghese commissioned both the Villa Borghese itself and many of the great works still on display in its gallery. Works by Bernini, Caravaggio and Titian remain in their original settings, as envisioned by the Cardinal, a fiercely determined collector. Strictly controlled entry to the Villa and Gallery can make booking difficult and complicated. This package lets you avoid the organizing and even skip the line to get in when you arrive. On this fully-guided tour you’ll hear more about Cardinal Borghese’s quest to complete his collection, and the stories behind the artworks themselves, including Bernini’s ‘Apollo and Daphne’, Canova’s ‘Pauline Bonaparte’, Caravaggio’s ‘St. Jerome’ and Raphael’s ‘The Deposition’. Your guide will be an English-speaker and an expert on the collection, and audio headsets ensure you’ll hear every word they say.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Villa Borghese Gardens

Included in this tour is a visit to the Borghese Gardens: once the Cardinal’s private park, now a favorite spot for locals to relax among sculptures, plants and water features and get away from it all. From the Pincio Terrace you can appreciate another kind of work of art: the vista of Rome itself, from the Piazza del Popolo into the distance.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Terrazza del Pincio

You will finish up the tour at the Pincio Terrace from where you will see stunning views over Piazza del Popolo and all of Rome beyond.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Piazza del Popolo

Enjoy a breathtaking view over Piazza del Popolo and Rome beyond from the Pincio Terrace.
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