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Borghese Gallery Revealed PrivateTour with an Art Historian provided by Joy of Rome Tours

Borghese Gallery Revealed PrivateTour with an Art Historian

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 09/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Make the most of a visit to the Borghese Gallery in Rome with this tour led by an art historian guide. Commentary from an expert accompanies seeing paintings and sculptures by Italian masters including Caravaggio and Bernini. The tour finishes with a walk through the Villa Borghese Gardens.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Piazzale Scipione Borghese
    Piazzale Scipione Borghese, 00197 Roma RM, Italy
    Look for the Guide with a Joy of Rome sign at the entrance of the gallery (outside the ticket office).
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    Galleria Borghese
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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    Galleria Borghese
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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  • You'll end at
    Piazzale Scipione Borghese
    Piazzale Scipione Borghese, 00197 Roma RM, Italy
    Look for the Guide with a Joy of Rome sign at the entrance of the gallery (outside the ticket office).
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Highlights
  • Skip-the-line access to the Borghese Gallery
  • Led by an art historian guide
  • Learn about the gallery’s renowned collection from an expert
  • Explore the Villa Borghese Gardens at your leisure
What to Expect
Meet your art historian guide at the Galleria Borghese to learn about ancient Roman, Renaissance, and Baroque artworks. Inside the gallery, see work by Italian masters including Caravaggio, Bernini, and Titian. Your expert guide shares stories about the artists and the individual paintings, such as Caravaggio’s “Boy with a Basket of Fruit.” In addition to the paintings, the gallery includes an impressive collection of sculptures, including a statue of Pauline Bonaparte sculpted by Canova. After exploring the gallery, the tour finishes with a stroll in the Villa Borghese Gardens. Entrance fees to the gallery are not included in the tour.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Piazzale Scipione Borghese, 00197 Roma RM, Italy
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Local guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees are not included in the tour price
  • Full price €15. In case of temporary exibitions inside the Gallery, the price will raise up to 20
  • European Union citizens between 18 and 25 years old are free (€5 mandatory service charge); Tickets will be paid on site and are not refundable
  • Entry/Admission - Galleria Borghese
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Additional Info
  • Entrance fees are not included in the tour price
  • Tickets will be paid on site and are not refundable
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Availability for tickets cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
  • Closed on Monday, December 25th, January 1st
  • The tour runs upon ticket availability. Borghese Gallery accepts only 300 people every two hours
  • If you choose MORNING , the starting time will be 8:30am on summer time and 10.30 am during winter(according to ticket availability)
  • If you choose AFTERNOON, the starting time will be at 4:30pm (according to tickets availability)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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David H wrote a review Mar. 2020
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We first toured with Joy of Rome 5 years ago and enjoyed being with Francesca so much that we toured again 3 years ago and then again last May. Most recently, we did the fascinating underground Rome tour with the incredibly passionate Francesca, the Coliseum , Forum, and
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Date of experience: May 2019
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MojoMole wrote a review Jan. 2020
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All 4 of our tours were incredible. We did the "Highlights of Rome Tour" with Jeanette, and the rest with Francesca. Both guides were phenomenal, especially Francesca whose passion for art and history left us leaving with a unique appreciation of the historical context,
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Date of experience: December 2019
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mrj15072019 wrote a review Nov. 2019
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Francesca was our tour guide on our first trip abroad about five years ago. She set the bar extremely high. We have since been to several countries and cities, with several great tour guides, but Francesca is the best! We recently had a private tour with her through the
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Alison V wrote a review Nov. 2019
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Do more than just tour the sites of Rome. This group of educated professional historians will help you see, feel, smell, taste and experience Rome the way the Romans did. Ever wonder what that painter or sculptor was thinking of and trying to create? Learn the stories and
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Debra wrote a review Oct. 2019
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I wish I could give Francesca more stars. She is an excellent guide. Passionate about art, art history and providing context. Her tour runs in a manner that allows you to experience the art with as few distractions as possible. I only wish I had more time in the Borghese
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English, Italian
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