Visit the Borghese Gallery in Rome – Save €13.00

Borghese Gallery

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OMNIA Rome and Vatican Pass Benefits:

Free Entry* to the Borghese Gallery
Normal Ticket Price: €13.00

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

Admire masterpieces from Caravaggio to Bernini at one of Rome's most popular art galleries located in the beautiful Villa Borghese park.

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.


  • 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.


Roma Pass holders can pre-book their ticket for the Borghese Gallery.

  • Call +39 06 32810 (open Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 18:00; Saturdays 09:00 - 13:00) or send an email to
  • Bookings can be made directly from the visitor’s home country, even before purchasing the card.
  • For reservations by email, booking confirmations will be provided within 48 hours.
  • It is highly recommended to book at least 10 days in advance. You can make a reservation even if you are not in possession of your Roma Pass card yet, always providing the name of the Roma Pass holder.

How to get there:

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

see the: full list of attractions included

Great Value. If you are planning on staying in Rome for at least 3 days I would highly recommend The Omnia Vatican & Rome Card. The access to public transport especially the underground and the open top buses make getting the card extremely valuable. Having the added benefit of getting free entry to some of the sites also saves a lot of money. The queues in Rome can become long due to the popularity of the city and its tourist attractions so there are significant time saving benefits to being able to skip queues. My husband and I were able to see everything we wanted to see in 3 days by using this card - skipping queues and ease of travel on the open top buses to all the attractions. It was also nice to sit down and take a break from walking by sitting on the open bus for a few circles while also seeing the city sights.
Sandra MacDonald from UK

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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Piazzale del Museo , Borghese, 5 - 00197 Rome


+39 06 841 3979

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