Visit the Borghese Gallery in Rome – Save €16.00

Borghese Gallery

OMNIA & Vatican Rome Card Benefits:

Free Entry* to the Borghese Gallery
Normal Ticket Price: €16

*free entry into 2 out of 6 top Roma Pass attractions

The Borghese Gallery is an art gallery housed in the old Villa Borghese Pinciana. It exhibits an impressive display of the Borghese collection of sculptures, paintings and classical antiquities dating back 2,000 years. Surrounded by the beautiful Villa Borghese Park, it’s set in the perfect location for a bit of culture and quiet sanctuary from the busy centre of Rome.

Highlights:

  • Paintings by Caravaggio, Botticelli and Raphael
  • Sculptures by baroque artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini
  • 17th century neoclassical renovation of Scipione Borghese’s original building
  • Over 2,000 years of art from ancient antiquities to Renaissance paintings

Did you know:

  • The Borghese Gallery houses the largest collection of private art in the world
  • During a period of ‘struggle’ the Borghese family had to sell 500 pieces of art to Napoleon to cover their debts
  • Villa Borghese park is the third largest park in Rome and imitates a naturalistic English garden in style, spanning across 148 acres within central Rome

Things to see:

Sala de Sileno

Admire Caravaggio’s masterpieces which dominate a central room in the gallery. Pay particular note to the David with the head of Goliath (1609) which was a self-portrait sent to the Pope to beg for forgiveness after Caravaggio was accused of murder. Other works include St Jerome (1606), Young Sick Bacchus (1593) and Boy with a basket of fruit (1593).

Bernini’s Baroque sculptures

Pay homage to the classic baroque style, brainchild of Gian Lorenzo Bernini himself. Villa Borghese Gallery holds some of Bernini’s most impressive sculptures from the 1620s to 1650s, including the famous Apollo and Daphne which was created for the founder of the gallery, Scipione Borghese, by Bernini at the tender age of 24.

NOTE: It is necessary to make a reservation for the Borghese Gallery. To make a reservation please call +39 06 32810 (open Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 18:00 – Saturdays, 9:00 to 13:00)

How to get there:

- Pinciana- Museo Borghese (Bus 52, 53, 83, 92, 217, 360, 910)

 

*The Roma Pass allows you free entry to 2 out of 6 top attractions for free including the Coliseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum, Capitolini Museums, Borghese Gallery and National Museum of Castel Sant'Angelo

see the: full list of attractions included

Useful, time saver option. The card enabled us to travel from our hotel on the outskirts of Rome into the city centre. There was no problem obtaining the card from the meeting point. We were in Rome in November when queues to some places e.g the Vatican museum were small if not non existent but we did save time when visiting the Basilica and the Collaseum. We only went on the hop on and off bus once for the one circular tour as we found walking between the sites quite easy. We also used the metro buses and underground easily. I would recommend this card to anyone visiting Rome.
Lesley Plummer from USA

Monday Closed
Tuesday 08:30 - 19:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 19:30
Thursday 08:30 - 19:30
Friday 08:30 - 19:30
Saturday 08:30 - 19:30
Sunday 08:30 - 19:30

Closed: Mondays, 24th December, 31st December, 1st January

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Address:

Piazzale del Museo , Borghese, 5 - 00197 Rome

Telephone:

+39 0632810