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Borghese Gallery

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Address: Villa Borghese | Roma, 00197 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 32810
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Small but filled with great works of art

I booked my tickets on line which I would recommend. You can pick them up before the hour that you've booked. I was under the impression that a smaller number of people would be... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Guelph, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

I booked my tickets on line which I would recommend. You can pick them up before the hour that you've booked. I was under the impression that a smaller number of people would be let in and that there would be more information provided about the art. There were several school groups in the same time that we booked that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

It's a very little museum, compared to many others in Rome, but it has so many beautiful artwork that you are affected.

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Hunter Valley, NSW
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most incredible galleries in Rome. You need to book online to secure a 2 hour timeslot. You must check in all bags (including larger handbags). I took notice of the sign showing a line through a camera & left my Smartphone in my handbag - bad move, it only meant no flash photography so I... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

You have to book in advance and you get only 2 hours for the visit, but if you want to see only one of these art-packed palaces in Rome, let it be this one. The Bernini statues, the Canova statue of Paulina Borghese, the paintings, the superb ceiling frescoes and the Roman mosaics are unsurpassed. And the villa is set... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Filled with beautiful art in a lovely park setting. Several famous artworks. Take a walk around them park after.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

It's just wonderful! Bernini's statues are awesome and the gallery itself is a work of art. You can get there by foot,walking through the Borghese gardens taking advantage of the lovely walk.

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Durango, Colorado, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Simply put - if you leave Rome without seeing this you have missed one of the best - if not the best art collections in the western world. The Bernini marble sculptures alone are worth the visit. Add in great Roman floor ,mosaics, Caravaggio's , etc, etc and you need to go here. Make sure you get your tickets in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This is one of the unloosable beauty of Rome. The noble Palace of Borghese family itself could deserves a visit. It shows better than a lot of talks how the life of noble families was, and how they usued to live in and out in the Popes' society of those times. There are collected there a lot of wonderful pictures,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We visited the Borghese because my art-loving friends said we had to and I am so glad we did! Bernini's statues are the highlight of the museum and are truly amazing. We preordered tickets for the last two hours of the day which was wonderful because by then the crowds had thinned and, at times, we had some rooms to... More 

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We loved Gallery Borghese, especially the exquisite collection of statues and the painted ceiling which looked so 3-dimensional. Don't forget to make a reservation. One more thing, on GoogleMaps it says that it takes 3 minutes from the metro station to the gallery, but we needed more time to get there.

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Staying in Parioli

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Parioli
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.