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Borghese Gallery

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Address: Piazzale del Museo Borghese 5, 00197 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 32810
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09:00 - 19:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Get in 30 mins prior to your 2 hour timeslot. You MUST prebook. Best collection of Bernini. We used the Rick Steves free downloadable audio guide. Enjoy the surrounding park... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Get in 30 mins prior to your 2 hour timeslot. You MUST prebook. Best collection of Bernini. We used the Rick Steves free downloadable audio guide. Enjoy the surrounding park, which is Rome's Central Park. This is about a 15 walk from the Spanish Steps. Frescos are spectacular.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You could take all day to tour this museum. There is so much to see and take in. I did take in my 35mm camera and took many pictures without the flash. Buy tickets ahead of time. Everything is a timed entry and you will be admitted at that time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a most spectacular collection of art. PACE YOURSELF, it is easy to be overwhelmed. Don't forget to do a tour of the grounds to completely saturate your artistic sensibilities!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Rome is a veritable trove of treasures and in my view, the Borghese Gallery is an unmissable jewel that has to be seen to be believed. It's a little distance away from the main centre of Rome and to be sure of arriving on time for my pre-booked slot, I took a cab to the park in which it sits,... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had to hand in my camera into the locker area because all photography is prohibited due to an exhibition in one part of the building. So, even pictures of marble statues and floor mosaics are not possible. There was no indication of this on their website, or in their ticket area the day I booked my two-hour slot. Very... More 

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Stopped for a quick visit. Was really interesting the parts we did see. Was really busy and crowded so struggled to get around it all!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great gallery if you are an art lover. Caravaggio painting and lots of sculptures. Must book your entrance before hand!! It was a nice experience

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

First, you cannot get in unless you book your ticket online - also with timetable, as visitors are allowed inside, once every two hours. For an 8 room building I'd say it's quite a lot of time - it took me 45 min to get through it and actually paid attention and not rushed through it. The paintings are beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a great place to see all of Bernini's sculptures, especially the Rape of Persephone and Apollo and Daphne, also if you are a clueless tourist and get a little too close and set off an alarm, they are very forgiving

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Borghese gallery was one of our Rome highlights and the art historian guide put the experience over the top. You book the live guide direct with the Borghese. We booked him once we were there for our visit ( you must reserve). We were there late November and got in the same day. The audio guide was 5 euro and... More 

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Young and well-to-do families are the street flavour 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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