Galleria Borghese

Galleria Borghese, Rome: Hours, Address, Galleria Borghese Reviews: 4.5/5

Galleria Borghese
4.5
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
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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Laura A
Rome, Italy3 contributions
Dec. 2021
Living in Rome, I was lucky enough to visit the Borghese Gallery several times, with friends and relatives from abroad. The villa itself is magnificent and the masterpieces on display are among the best in the world, especially Bernini's sculptures and Caravaggio's paintings. All the staff are very friendly and professional and the guides are very knowledgeable. I also liked the cute video - Cari bambini vi aspettavo! - visible on YouTube, created specifically to explain some of the gallery's works to children in a fun way, with English subtitles. I highly recommend a visit to this amazing museum!
Written 14 January 2022
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Mark F
3 contributions
Jan. 2022
Another super important stop in Rome if you want to see Bernini works. One of the best small museums not only in Italy but in whole Europe. Unmissable
Written 11 January 2022
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lcjt01
Omaha, NE152 contributions
Dec. 2021
The place is incredible, two floors of art, there are six Caravaggio paintings, the art just goes on and on. Would recommend a tour guide and order you tickets in advance as there might be days it's sold out. Worth checking this place out
Written 31 December 2021
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Jonathan H
3 contributions
Dec. 2021
Book as early as possible because they limit number of visitors and further restrict access due to covid. One of the most beautiful museums I have ever seen with works of Bernini and Caravaggio
Written 30 December 2021
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powerstravler
Buffalo, NY33 contributions
Nov. 2021
Wow if you like art, sculptures palaces and history this is the place, not too large that it becomes overwhelming, just right. Absolutely spectacular.
Written 27 December 2021
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Geoff S
Royal Oak, MI97 contributions
Dec. 2021
This museum was on our A List for Roma, and we didn't want to miss it. Every guide book and our B&B host indicated that prior reservations on line were necessary. And I tried, man I tried. Months before our trip I tried to purchase on line, and got all the way to the final Submit button and received a "Technical Error, Try Again" message. I tried different credit cards. I tried different browsers. Same error message. Thinking maybe I was trying to get tickets too early, I tried again two weeks before we left, and again a few days before we left. Same result. When we arrived in Rome, I told our host (Marco of Arco dei Tolomei, see review) of our difficulties, and he generously offered to do the reservation on line for us. Half a day and half a dozen attempts later, he also finally gave up on the online ordering thing and just called them, spending a good hour waiting in the phone queue. He was finally able to get a pair of reservations for us for 16:00 hrs that day, and paid for it using my credit card. He had them send the confirmation to my email address. Attached to the confirmation appeared to be a pdf, which when I clicked on it wouldn't open, but I figured our confirmation number would suffice...(cue foreshadowing music)

So, we arrived at Galleria Borghese at 15:55 hrs, email confirmation in hand, and the lady behind the plexiglass brusquely said, "No, that is not the ticket. You must download the ticket". I told her I tried, but got no download. There was wifi at the ticket booth, and I showed her exactly what I was talking about. She waved her hand at me and said, "No, it's a problem with your phone." And then she proceeded to carefully check some printed list in front of her, pretending I wasn't there for about 8 minutes. Meanwhile, there's a disgruntled queue forming behind me. Realizing I wasn't going away, she yelled, "I told you, that's not a ticket! Look, your phone needs to have service." I tried explaining that I was getting wifi (she retorted, "No Wifi"), and that there was something wrong with the attachment. The poor Italian gals behind us in line offered to have us send them the email, so they could download the tickets on their phone—we tried that, and the attachment wouldn't open for them either.

Finally, some kind of supervisor came up behind our ticket lady, murmured something in her ear, and suddenly there were a pair of paper tickets being shoved out the window slot at us. Ticket Lady said, "Here, take these, I don't know if they'll work." Huh? Why wouldn't they work? Well, of course they did work, and the whole ordeal was totally worth it in the end, as the gallery is absolutely stunning.

But, Mama Mia, I have never worked so hard to get tickets to something in my life! I hope you have better luck than I in scoring advance reservations!
Written 24 December 2021
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Marcin K
3 contributions
Nov. 2021
This is the most beautiful small museum I have ever visited. Bernini and Caravaggio at their best. Phenomenal art collection and incredebly beautiful place. You must book in advance as they limit the number of guests. Not to be missed !
Written 16 December 2021
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MauricioBabilonia
Denver, CO1,519 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Couples
One of the most spectacular art museums to visit in Rome. One can spend hours appreciating the David statue by Bernini (we had to stop by it twice), but there are so many beautiful pieces of art that one has to spend all the two hours allowed visiting the place. It is unforgettable.
Written 12 December 2021
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Romppanen
Rome, Italy116 contributions
Dec. 2021
The museum of Galleria Borghese is my #1 favorite destination in Rome. Given the competition (St Peter--- Colosseum.... Pantheon... Trevi fountain...), this is not lightly said. In museums, I mostly ignore the statues as boring. But not THESE statues ! The star of the exhibit is Bernini, whose works are mind-blowing. It is completely unfathomable how anyone was able to create such vibrant expressions out of cold marble. My favorite is the exquisite Apollo and Daphne but the greatest illusion is how the fingers of the god Pluto sink in the thigh of the woman beauty in the Rape of Porsepine. Of, the Caravaggios are also worth seeing but they come a distant second to these wonders !
Written 11 December 2021
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Raluca
Piatra Neamt, Romania83 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Friends
I am not very into arts but I was really impressed with this place. It’s a nice place to spend some time. I was especially impressed by Bernini sculptures.
If you buy online tickets, don’t forget to drop big handbags and backpacks next to the ticket centre before you enter the Gallery
Written 4 December 2021
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