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Preplanned City Guides and Travel Itineraries

Galleria Borghese

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Galleria Borghese.

Galleria Borghese features in these preplanned City Guides:

5-day Rome City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Incredible art selection
  • One of Rome's richest private collections

Time required: 90 minutes

Phone: +39 06 32810

Web site: http://www.galleriaborgh...

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
Tuesday - Sunday: 8:30am - 7:30pm
Monday: Closed
Jan 1 and Dec 25: Closed


Ticket type Charge
General: 8.5 €
Reduced: 5.25 €

Public transport:

  • Metro Line A: Spagna station

Address: Piazzale del Museo Borghese 5, 00197 Roma

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Photo: CWOT

Things you need to know:

  • Galleria Borghese is a splendid art gallery housed in Villa Borghese Pinciana located in the Borghese gardens
  • The villa was built by art-lover Cardinal Scipione Borghese, nephew of Pope Paul V
  • The gallery now houses a substantial part of the Borghese collection of paintings, sculpture and antiquities, begun by Cardinal Scipione Borghese
  • Scipione was an early patron of Bernini and a Caravaggio enthusiast, thus, being well represented in the collections
  • Such master works are on display as Titian's Sacred and Profane Love, Raphael's Entombment of Christ, Caravaggio's Boy with a Basket of Fruit, St. Jerome, and Sick Bacchus or a number of Bernini sculptures

What to do there:

  • The only way of visiting the museum is by making a reservation prior to your visit
  • Call the following number for your reservation: +39 06 32810
  • The other option is buying your tickets online
  • Collect your ticket at the box office of the museum 30 minutes prior to your entry time
  • Tickets are only valid for the chosen day and the given time slot
  • Walk around and enjoy this incredible collection
  • Do not miss: Bernini's Apollo and Daphne, Caravaggio's Madonna of the Serpent, Bernini's Rape of Persephone, Bernini's David

Tips & Insights:

  • Please note that it is not allowed to take photos inside
  • Roma Pass and Roma Pass+ are accepted (but you still need to make a reservation)
  • Audio guide is available for a fee of 5 €

Galleria Borghese features in these preplanned City Guides: