Borghese Gallery

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Overview

Without a doubt the most beautiful residence in Rome, the Villa Borghese was built in 1613 by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, nephew of pope Paul V. Borghese to receive Roman society and to delight his friends with a splendid collection of works of art. Ancient pieces discovered in Rome plus artwork by famous artists of the time fill the rooms of this prestigious residence.

Located between the Flaminio area and the Parioli area where the Lucullo gardens once were, the Villa Borghese is known for its size and its access to the city.

The main building was decorated in 16th century style: the outside was covered with old sculptures, while the sober interior hosted the great works of art.

At the beginning of the 19th century, Prince Camillo Borghese transferred the family’s art collection to the casino. The gallery and the Borghese museum are still housed here today.

To build a residence worthy of his status the prince employed two great architects of the time, Flaminio Ponzio and Giovanni Vasanzio. The building was extended towards the Muro Torto and the estate was reorganized to include an English garden landscape.

There are many beautiful items worth noticing: the Italian gardens near the Casino Borghese, the Casino alla Meridiana and the area around the aviary and the many statues and fountains that embellish the avenues and paths.

There is also the "Garden of the Lake" which stretches around an artificial body of water. A small temple dedicated to Aesculapius graces an islet in the middle of the lake, together with a 17th century copy of the arch of Septimius Severus.

The Gallery houses a collection of early and late Renaissance artwork belonging to the Borghese family. These great paintings were once in the main residence in town.

Here, you have the opportunity to admire the Madonna dei Palafrenieri and Bacco malato by Caravaggio, Sacred and Profane Love by Titian, Deposition by Raphael, Danae by Correggio and paintings by Botticelli, Perugino, Pinturicchio, Domenichino, and others.

Borghese Gallery

Without a doubt the most beautiful residence in Rome, the Villa Borghese was built in 1613 by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, nephew of pope Paul V. Borghese to receive Roman society and to delight his friends with a splendid collection of works of art. Ancient pieces discovered in Rome plus artwork by famous artists of the time fill the rooms of this prestigious residence.

Located between the Flaminio area and the Parioli area where the Lucullo gardens once were, the Villa Borghese is known for its size and its access to the city.

The main building was decorated in 16th century style: the outside was covered with old sculptures, while the sober interior hosted the great works of art.

At the beginning of the 19th century, Prince Camillo Borghese transferred the family’s art collection to the casino. The gallery and the Borghese museum are still housed here today.

To build a residence worthy of his status the prince employed two great architects of the time, Flaminio Ponzio and Giovanni Vasanzio. The building was extended towards the Muro Torto and the estate was reorganized to include an English garden landscape.

There are many beautiful items worth noticing: the Italian gardens near the Casino Borghese, the Casino alla Meridiana and the area around the aviary and the many statues and fountains that embellish the avenues and paths.

There is also the "Garden of the Lake" which stretches around an artificial body of water. A small temple dedicated to Aesculapius graces an islet in the middle of the lake, together with a 17th century copy of the arch of Septimius Severus.

The Gallery houses a collection of early and late Renaissance artwork belonging to the Borghese family. These great paintings were once in the main residence in town.

Here, you have the opportunity to admire the Madonna dei Palafrenieri and Bacco malato by Caravaggio, Sacred and Profane Love by Titian, Deposition by Raphael, Danae by Correggio and paintings by Botticelli, Perugino, Pinturicchio, Domenichino, and others.

 

Opening hours

Reserved tickets must be picked up not later than 30 minutes before the beginning of the chosen time slot, after this deadline reservations will be cancelled and you will lose the right to get your tickets.

Opening hours: from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am. to 7 pm. ( last entrance at 5 pm. )

Time slots for 2 hours visits: 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm.

Closed on Monday, January 1st, May 1th and December 25th.

Before You Book

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IMPORTANT NOTE: The time you select on the order form is your preferred time. The museum or attraction will automatically confirm the closest available time, which can be anytime during opening hours on the selected date, if your preferred time is no longer available.

Cancellation Policy

Once a confirmation code has been assigned to the reservation we can refund the cost of unused tickets minus a service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee) up to 1 business day before the visit. No refund is possible for a cancellation less than 24 hours before the visit, and for no-shows.

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