Enjoy one of the most beautiful private art collections in the world in its original environment. Experience many different works of art.
Rating by anonym on 05. June 2018
Don't worry about the tickets for this hot venue, they are purchased in advance and included in the price of the tour
Experience some of the most beautiful marble sculptures there are, including Bernini's Apollo and Daphne, rape of Proserpina and David
Admire the beauty of one of the sexiest and most scandalous women of the 18th and 19th centuries
Imagine a palace that was specifically built to house amazing works of art. Its twenty rooms are treasure troves of visual splendor: every wall holds a masterpiece, every pedestal supports exquisitely carved marble, and even the ceilings sing with divine frescoes. Well, you don’t have to imagine it because this is a description of the Galleria Borghese, Rome’s most exclusive and intimate art museum. Built in the 17th century by Cardinal Scipione Borghese specifically to house his magnificent art collection, it was once only open to royals and visiting dignitaries. Today, it lets in groups at two-hour intervals (with pre-reserved tickets) to ensure that its 20 rooms of masterpieces are never overcrowded.
Once inside, your expert, English-speaking guide will lead you on a highlight tour of the collection, showing you well-known works like Bernini’s Apollo and Daphne, Rape of Proserpina, and David; Caravaggio’s St. John the Baptist; and Canova’s Pauline Bonaparte; along with lesser-known gems like Raphael’s Lady with a Unicorn; and Bassano’s The Last Supper.
Along the way you will be able to indulge in one of the rarest aesthetic pleasures: Seeing great art in the setting that it was meant to be seen in. Before public art museums this was how the luckiest people in Europe viewed paintings and sculptures and it’s frankly fantastic.
What they often didn’t have was an expert, English-speaking guide to help interpret and give context to the art. Yours brings an incredible passion to the proceedings and will inform you of all the backstories that lend each work depth and nuance. From the quirks of Cardinal Borghese to the heartbreaking story of the commissioning of Raphael’s The Deposition, this is a journey through art like none you have taken before.
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory. Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure. The Borghese museum does not allow any bags, purses, or cameras into the galleries. All such items must be checked before entering the museum, which your guide will help you with upon arrival. Please note that the second floor of the Borghese Gallery is not wheelchair accessible. As a result we are unable to accommodate wheelchair users or guests with reduced mobility on this tour. Please contact our Customer Service team for details of our private tour options.
• Pre-reserved, all-inclusive Borghese Gallery Tickets
• Expert, English-Speaking guide
• Small groups of 15 people or Fewer
• Headsets for groups over 6
• Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Meeting Point: Directly in front of the Galleria Borghese's double staircase, in the little piazza. Meeting Point Directions: The easiest way to reach this is by taxi, but it is also walkable from the top of the Spanish Steps, taking the Metro stop "Spagna," ascending the staircase, taking a left, then following the signs through the park towards the Galleria. This is about a 20 minute walk.
Please bring your booking confirmation.
Cancellations: • For cancellations made more than 72 hours prior to tour commencement: Full refund. • For cancellations made within 72 hours prior to tour commencement: No refund can be provided.
Amendments: • For amendments made more than 72 hours prior to tour commencement: No amendment fee, pending availability. • For amendments made within 72 hours prior to tour commencement: Amendments subject to a amendment fee per person, per tour, pending availability.
Late Arrivals & No Shows: • No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.
This deal can be cancelled for free up to 3 days before the date of the activity.
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