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2-Hour Skip-the-Line Tickets to the Borghese Gallery in Rome

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    Stop At: Villa Borghese, P.zzale del Museo Borghese, 00155 Rome Italy

    The best way for us to describe the Villa Borghese gardens is:

    As the keeper of the Villa Borghese Pinciana, I publicly declare: whoever you are, providing to be a freeman, fear no hindrance here; go where you like, ask what you wish; leave when you want. Everything you see was made more for the guest than for its landlord. In the golden century, when peaceful years made any thing splendid for the refined ones, the landlord forbade all iron rules for the guest.

    Let good faith be the only rule for our friend.

    But if someone, consciously and purposely, by wickedness and deceit, was to break the golden rules of courtesy, be alert, the angry keeper may break these friendly words on your head.

    (Latin inscription carved on marble plate at Villa Borghese).

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Galleria Borghese, Piazzale del Museo Borghese 5, 00197 Rome Italy

    We will visit one of the world’s most beautiful art museum hosting the works of extraordinary artists such as Bernini, Caravaggio, Canova and Raffaello. The gallery’s most important sculptures and paintings are from Cardinal Scipione Borghese’s collection (1579 - 1633), he was the son of Ortensia Borghese, sister of both Pope Paul V and Francesco Caffarelli.

    We’ll admire Caravaggio’s most important paintings, among which “Young sick Bacchus” and “ Boy with a basket of fruit”; Bernini and Canova’s magnificent sculptures’ collection, boasting works like “Apollo and Daphne”, “David”, “The rape of Preserpina” and “Paolina Bonaparte”. Of course we won’t miss out on Raffaello’s “Entombment of Christ”.

    We will lead you through the marvelous rooms of Casina Borghese, with its splendid frescoes, we’ll disclose the secrets, the stories and the painting techniques concealed behind the masterpieces of one of the world’s most beautiful art museum.

    To end the tour, we’ll walk through the Villa Borghese gardens, enjoying its beauty and calm far from the roman chaos.

    Duration: 2 hours
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    Departure Point
    Borghese Gallery and Museum, Piazzale Scipione Borghese, 5, 00197 Roma RM, Italy
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Entry/Admission - Galleria Borghese
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
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    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • Please note that bags are not permitted inside the Borghese Gallery, and will need to be checked in at the cloakroom before to be collected afterwards
    • Adult pricing applies to all
    • Arrive strictly at 10:45 as there is no accommodation for other entrance times. Entrance is strictly limited so you must arrive early. Anyone who arrives after these times cannot be accommodated.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed yesterday

    The tour guide was very knowledgeable and showed us all the highlights. The gallery is definitely worth a visit!

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank judelikesbananas
    Reviewed 4 days ago

    This is a great option for seeing the BORGHESE if you haven’t reserved far in advance. Here are the tricks: buy your ticket through Trip Advisor & download the ticket to your phone. Show up about 30-45 minutes before entry time & wait outside. The...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank travgrrl
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    My favorite were the sculptures. The audio guide tour was worth the money. They seem to let you tour the gallery in two hour stretches, so don't be late or you will be cutting into your time. They don't allow backpacks ect so you may...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Jeff C
    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    These tickets can be hard to get from the gallery as they usually sell out over 30 days in advance or more. The representative will meet you 15 minutes before your museum entry time and hand you the tickets. They are easy to find directly...More

    Thank Coffeenerd1
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    It was our second tour of the Borghese Museum. The first time we used the Borghese Museum audio guide and it was good. However this time we had a personal guide... Federico ...who was amazing. He focused on a few artists(the most significant) and gave...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank lizpaperski
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    18 March 2019|
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    Response from giacomina17 | Reviewed this property |
    My understanding is that they want you there 15 minutes before your tour starts as there are procedures to go through with you. I believe that 10.45 arrival is for the 11.00am tour only. I have emailed them in the past and... More
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    26 October 2018|
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    Sorry but I do not understand your question. I wrote a review only and do not work for skip the line
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    7 September 2018|
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    Response from MacLean G | Reviewed this property |
    We didn't have any difficulty with this, but you could contact the company directly and check that you are on the list. We used them several times during our travels and they were pretty responsive.
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