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Borghese Gallery

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Address: Villa Borghese, 00197 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 32810
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: The Museum in the beautiful setting of Villa Borghese in Rome preserves...
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.
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Amazing Display of Art & Fashion

I was surprised at what I found at this gallery. It's such a unique experience I truly enjoyed it. I found it fascinating the way items were displayed. Pure beauty in my eyes. Do... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I was surprised at what I found at this gallery. It's such a unique experience I truly enjoyed it. I found it fascinating the way items were displayed. Pure beauty in my eyes. Do know that you must purchase a ticket ahead of time online. I think it's well worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Unless you are an art aficionado, skip it. Outside of a couple of highlights, I was a bit bored in the museum. If you are looking for a pleasant stroll through a park, the grounds are beautiful.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

"Opulence" does not even begin to describe the Borghese Gallery and adjacent gardens. In the allowed two hour time blocks (do preorder reservations online), you will have just enough time to see an amazing array of artistry. The most interesting thing, however, is the almost 3D appearance of figures within the ceiling paintings. Of course, the multiple Bernini works add... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful intricate Bernini statues. My advice take an audio guide and start on the first floor. Not where the guide says to start. The best stuff is on the first floor. That way if you run out of time, you've seen the best! You have to pre book online. My slot was for 1 - 3pm. They started herding us... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I prebooked this museum and it was just as well as it was sold out on the day. It is a very small museum, so only a certain number of people are allowed in and you must check in your bag if it is sizeable. I went here the day after the Vatican museums and was more impressed here. I... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Aside from the Vatican Museum, i think its the single best art experience in Rome. The building itself is amazing, the picture gallery is jammed full of beautiful surprises, and the statues (esp Bernini) are heart-stopping. The gardens are also lovely. Dont miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This art collection is amazing. It includes beautiful sculptures and paintings. You need to reserve and buy tickets in advance. The visit is limited to 2 hours only. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

You need to book in advance for this, but you should definitely do so if at all possible. Absolutely beautiful artwork in a beautiful building, and the crowds are much smaller than at the Vatican museum. A bonus is the cafe in the lobby, which was very good, especially for a museum cafe. This is a big win as there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Amazing art gallery! We got a bit lost and went to picture gallery first and had little time for sculptures in the 1st floor - which was a mistake. But this gallery is a definite must-do if you are in Rome. Just go to Apollo-Daphne, Bernini's David first. Breathtaking sculptures and it takes time. Since you have only 2 hrs,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Borghese is two floors. Order the audio tour and start on the top floor. Both floors offer not only great art but great ceilings, walls and floors. I have never visited a building where every square inch was art. Tickets are preordered and you get 2 hours. Not to be missed!

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Additional Information about Borghese Gallery

Address: Villa Borghese, 00197 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 32810
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Parioli
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 12

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Young and well-to-do families are the street flavor of Parioli. A new kind of Rome, this area is centuries away from the Renaissance with its pockets of 1930s palaces, tony boutiques, open-air markets and plenty of coffee shops. Parioli was built as an enclave for last century’s haute bourgeois and still represents as such in 21st century Rome. Need a break? The area has several great sporting clubs known for tennis and riding, a wonderful modern art museum, easy access to the zoo (Europe’s oldest), and is nestled around Rome’s very best parks including Villa Borghese, Villa Ada and Villa Glori.
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