Private tour

Rome: Private Borghese Gallery Tour

Activity provider: TOURS OF ROME
Private tour

Rome: Private Borghese Gallery Tour

Activity provider: TOURS OF ROME

From US$ 442.76 per group up to 2

Take a guided tour of the Borghese Gallery, where you will be able to discover masterpieces made by Caravaggio, Raphael and Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
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  • Enjoy fast track entrance to the Borghese Gallery
  • Discover the masterpieces within the Borghese Gallery
  • See Caravaggio's most famous artworks
  • Experience works of art including paintings, sculptures and ancient mosaics
  • Explore the wonderful art collection inside a 17th-century palace
Full description
Enjoy the personal attention of a private guide on this 3-hour tour of the Borghese Gallery, as you view masterpieces by Caravaggio, Raphael, Bernini and much more. The Borghese Gallery is an art gallery housed in the former Villa Borghese Pinciana. At the outset, the gallery building was integrated with its gardens. The Galleria Borghese houses a substantial part of the Borghese collection of paintings, sculpture and antiquities, begun by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, the nephew of Pope Paul V (reign 1605–1621). The Villa was built by the architect Flaminio Ponzio, developing sketches by Scipione Borghese himself, who used it as a villa suburbana, a country villa at the edge of Rome. Scipione Borghese was an early patron of Bernini and an avid collector of works by Caravaggio, who is well represented in the collection by works such as the Boy with a Basket of Fruit, St Jerome Writing, Sick Bacchus and others. Other paintings of note include Titian's Sacred and Profane Love, Raphael's Entombment of Christ and works by Peter Paul Rubens and Federico Barocci.
  • Art historian guide
  • Private tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to and from the attractions

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Meeting point

Galleria Borghese, Piazzale del Museo Borghese, 5, 00197 Roma

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Bags
  • Photography inside

Know before you go

  • Please remember that you will need to check-in your handbags or backpacks in the museum cloak room before starting the tour
  • Your guide will be waiting for you holding a sign with the name of the company at the meeting point
  • Dress code is formal
  • There is a minimum of 2 adults required for this tour to be conducted
Customer reviews

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5 /5

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Franz was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the Villa Borghese. It was our third visit to the Gallery and we learned so much of with Franz. Highly recommend to see this exquisite space with an informed, smart, and congenial guide!

October 24, 2022

Our personal guide Franze was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Rome and the Borghese family. Wonderful details were given about the pieces that we studied. Very enjoyable.

October 9, 2022

September 4, 2022

Product ID: 201700