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Borghese Gallery

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Address: Piazzale del Museo Borghese 5, 00197 Rome, Italy
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+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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If you go to one museum in Rome, go to this one

As a museum curator who has studied Paulina Borghese, visiting the Borghese Gallery was a high priority for me in Rome. This is by far one of the most beautiful museums I have... read more

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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

As a museum curator who has studied Paulina Borghese, visiting the Borghese Gallery was a high priority for me in Rome. This is by far one of the most beautiful museums I have ever seen. The Bernini and Canova sculptures alone are worth the visit, but the interiors of the villa, as well as the paintings we saw left us... More 

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Metz, France
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a place to visit....so beautiful...don't forget to book your tickets in advance. So bad the staff is unbearable...They hunt me from the room 5 minutes before the end of time...I paid for 2 hours and I needed these 5 minutes to finish my tour...but I couldn't finish it...for them it's already enough to see it...I don't agree at... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did not know that we had to pre-book and the staff were very nasty about it. They would not even let us use the bathroom because we did not have a ticket.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You must pre-order your tickets online as you will not be able to purchase on entry. An audio guide or book is needed at this venue to understand the magnificent artwork you will be viewing.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Bernini may be the best sculptor that ever lived and this gallery has some of his best works. Caravaggio' David and Goliath, arguably one of his best masterpieces is part of the gallery's collection. The gallery is one of Rome's main tourist attractions and it is advisable to make an online reservation in advance. The visit takes about two hours,... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Couldn't have been better. Luca was a great guide. Romans are the most hospitable people in the world.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I would say this is probably one of the best museums in Rome. I would recommend using up the two hours allowed. You should make reservations in advance (at least a week during high season). The audioguide was worth the money.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Borghese Gallery holds an amazing collection of Bernini sculptures, along with paintings by Caravaggio, Raphael, Titian & the list goes on. It is a nice size museum so you don't get as overwhelmed by all the beautiful works. We enjoyed a walk in the park and along the river after our visit here. You must buy a timed entry... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not to be missed if you love art, art history, sculpture, gardens! We had a wonderful guide, Georgia with a small group.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You know you need reservations for this gallery, and FYI as of third week of May, the reservation slots were entirely filled for the next week and a day. Reserve early! The reservations have their plusses - crowd control - and minusses - everyone trying to to the same thing like ticket pick-ip, WC, bag check, audio guide at the... 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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