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Address: Villa Borghese | Roma, 00197 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 32810
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The masters in an intimate museum

This museum is small and they limit the visitors so it is never too crowded. The sculpture is unbelievable. I have never been inside and have visited Rome many times and I will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This museum is small and they limit the visitors so it is never too crowded. The sculpture is unbelievable. I have never been inside and have visited Rome many times and I will never miss it again! What a treat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Such a wonderful gallery and grounds. You have to make a reservation (easy to do online) as they keep the amount of people in the gallery to a certain size limit. This is worth so much because it is not crowded. Just beautiful works from Bernini - a true treat. Easy to get to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Make reservations as far in advance as possible. Walk-ups are difficult if not impossible. Admission times are set with only so many allowed in during each session. Unless you have a private tour guide, an audio guide rented from the gallery is absolutely necessary. You would be able to look at the beautiful artwork but unless you're are an art... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Who but that genius Gian Lorenzo Bernini could carve an attractive young girl turning into a tree? Let alone finishing off building Saint Peter's and the Fountain in Piazza Novona. He and Canova could make marble talk. Meet Napoleon's restless, little sister Pauline as she reclines on her chaise lounge. This fantastic collection of Pope Paul the Fifth Borghese's nephew,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

First of all, get your tickets a few weeks in advance. If you plan to go day-of, you will not get in. The room with the Caravaggios was extremely crowded. The lighting is also not great, so there's a glare on most of the artwork that you have to move around to get a good view. The Caravaggios, however, are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

there is a very good collection of sculpture and paintings here but the display needs to improve the lighting to highlight the art and not shine down into your eyes as you view the pieces. it was not a singular problem as i then watched many patrons shielding their eyes at various times. i have been to art exibits around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Wonderful location in huge garden park with other museums. Rent a quadricycle. Schedule at least 4 hours. Easy access by bus, taxi or metro.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We had a private tour with a docent. It just happened to be available so we did not do the self directed as we had planned. She was very informative and loved her art. Borghese is nice because they control the number of people who go in at a given time. Pre-order your tickets. Buy before you leave home!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is my favorite place in Rome. I recommend to book tickets online in order to avoid long lines and to ensure your visit. The gallery is situated in a beautiful park. The price is 17 euro. You can see Raphael, Caravaggio and Canova. It takes between 1 and 2 hours to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

First of all, you must get your tickets online, because they limit (thankfully) the number of people in the museum which makes it very enjoyable. When we went there on April 26, they were sold out until May 6. Also keep in mind that the museum is closed on Mondays, amd make sure you get the audio tour. Close to... More 

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