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Borghese Gallery

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Address: Piazzale del Museo Borghese 5, 00197 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 32810
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Borghese Gallery is not to be missed

An incredible 2 hours! Get there 30 minutes early to pick up your tickets (must order them online first...only so many people are allowed in at a time and they were sold out on... read more

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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An incredible 2 hours! Get there 30 minutes early to pick up your tickets (must order them online first...only so many people are allowed in at a time and they were sold out on our day) and drop off your bags. The audio guide is a must! An incredible collection!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one gallery worth booking advance tickets online. You are given a two hour time slot and they only allow around 350 people at a time. We were able to go through the 2 floors in one hour with the group but then go around again in the second hour when most of the people had exited. The second... More 

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Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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Borghese Gallery is a must see and well worth the effort of pre-purchasing tickets and going out to the gardens. The atmosphere and artwork in the palace setting is far better than many of the museums and more enjoyable than the vatican museums.

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We used a Viator guide for both inside and gardens. Great inside tour, saving time and dodging lines. Outside just fair, not guide's fault, just poor maintenance.

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Guthrie, Oklahoma
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Book in advance on line. Tickets are generally not available last minute. The audio guide is quite helpful if you don't read Italian. Tours are two hours. Leave time to enjoy the beautiful gardens as well. Also, consider taking a cab unless you are pretty familiar with the area as arriving 15 min. prior to your scheduled entry in mandatory.

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Medford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tour this gallery with a private knowledgable guide. We used Evan from Rome Illuminated Tours. You get so much information and is fluent in English and Italian, very easy to understand and communicate with.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Grounds are vast and wonderful. You can always rent transport to go around. Make sure to reserve tickets to the museum at least two days before your visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Be sure to rent the audio guide! Very helpful to understand the history and stories behind the sculptures

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Villa Borghese is a small art gallery with some magnificent rooms and an impressive collection of paintings. However, I think it’s a bit overrated here on trip advisor. Don’t take me wrong, it was a great visit but I don’t think I’d recommend it if your time in Rome is limited. Keep in mind that you have to buy... More 

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Marvelous museum with ancient sculpture and baroque sculptures by Bernini besides wonderful paintings -6 alone by Caravaggio. Remember to book tickets online before your visit - otherwise you Will not get in!

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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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