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Discover the Stories Behind Renowned Artworks on a Borghese Gallery Tour




Borghese Gallery is one of the most popular and most visited tourist attractions in Rome. Here are some reasons why taking a guided tour is the best way to explore this museum:

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  • Learn from an expert: Borghese Gallery houses some of the most iconic paintings and sculptures by renowned artists like Raphael, Caravaggio, Bernini, and Titian, among others. A guided tour is the perfect way to learn about these masterpieces from an expert who possesses in-depth knowledge of the attraction.
  • Skip the line: Your Borghese Gallery tour includes a skip-the-line feature that allows you to avoid long queues and gain priority access to the gallery. This way, you can spend more time admiring the artwork and less time waiting in lines.
  • Efficient exploration: The gallery can be a little overwhelming to navigate by yourself. With a guided tour, you can explore the gallery more efficiently and cover all the major highlights.
  • Insightful experience: Learn about the history of the Borghese Gallery and the various works of art inside it. Your expert guide will provide insights into the stories and techniques behind the masterpieces, giving you a more enriching experience.

Guided Tours vs Non-Guided Tours

Borghese Gallery Guided Tours

Guided Tours

  • A guided tour of the Borghese Gallery allows you to explore the gallery efficiently and learn about the artworks from an expert guide who possesses in-depth knowledge of the attraction.
  • The skip-the-line feature on your guided tour ticket allows you to skim past long queues by guaranteeing priority access to the gallery.
  • Guided tours include all the major points of interest that you should visit with. It helps make the most of a visit to a site as big as the Borghese Gallery.
  • These tours usually include a small group of people to offer a more immersive and interactive experience to tourists.
Borghese Gallery Non-Guided Tours

Non-Guided Tours

  • Exploring the Borghese Gallery on your own gives you the freedom to go at your own pace and spend more time admiring the artworks that interest you the most.
  • You will not be able to skip the line to enter the gallery on a non-guided tour. The wait to get in could be anywhere between 30 minutes to a couple of hours to access the gallery.
  • You might miss out on important information and insights that only an expert guide can provide. We recommend getting an audio guide so you can learn more about the history of the museum and the different artworks on display.
Apollo and Daphne - Borghese Gallery Tour

Apollo and Daphne, Bernini

One of the most beautiful sculptures at the gallery, Apollo and Daphne by Bernini depicts the tragic love story of the God of Archery and the Nymph.

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David with the Head of Goliath , Caravaggio

The painting is a dramatic self-portrait, with David depicted as the executioner of Goliath, conveying Caravaggio's own predicament while on the run from a murder charge.

Young Woman with a Unicorn, Raphael -Borghese Gallery Tours

Young Woman with a Unicorn, Raphael

Raphael's Young Woman with a Unicorn is a masterpiece, with an unknown woman depicted in a pose similar to Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, holding a unicorn that symbolizes the purity of women.

Melissa, Dosso Dossi - Borghese Gallery Tours

Melissa, Dosso Dossi

The majestic oil painting inspired by Raphael, depicts the sorceress, holding a tablet and a torch, who freed knights from the curse of Alcina, an evil fairy, by transforming them from trees, stones, and animals to their human forms.

The Rape of Proserpina, Bernini - Borghese Gallery Tour

The Rape of Proserpina, Bernini

Bernini's The Rape of Proserpina is a captivating marble sculpture depicting the abduction of Proserpina by Pluto, the god of the underworld. The sculpture skillfully captures the dramatic moment when Pluto forcefully grabs Proserpina and she tries to escape.

Sacred and Profane Love, Titian - Borghese Gallery Tour

Sacred and Profane Love, Titian

The iconic Renaissance artwork depicts the contrast between the two forms of love — sacred and profane — through two women, sitting in a garden with a cupid at their feet. The women represents the bride's dual nature — one devoted to love and the other to earthly pleasures.

The Deposition, Raphael - Borghese Gallery Tour

The Deposition, Raphael

This artwork depicts the moment when Christ's body is taken down from the cross and mourned by his loved ones. Considered to be one of Raphael's most profound works, the painting is known for its exceptional use of color and composition.

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Can I book a Borghese Gallery guided tour?

Yes, you can book a Borghese Gallery guided tour in advance to secure your spot.

How can I book a Borghese Gallery guided tour?

You can book a guided tour of the Borghese Gallery online online.

How much does a Borghese Gallery guided tour cost?

The cost of a Borghese Gallery guided tour varies based on the type of tour and the duration. The guided tour options start at €49.

What are the different types of Borghese Gallery guided tours?

We offer a variety of Borghese Gallery guided tours. You can book the Guided Borghese Gallery Tour with Priority Entrance if you wish to enjoy skip-the-line access along with your guided tour.

What is included in Borghese Gallery guided tours?

Our guided tours of the Borghese Gallery include skip-the-line access, an expert guide, and a tour of the major highlights of the gallery.

In what languages are the Borghese Gallery guided tours available?

The Borghese Gallery guided tour is available in English, Italian, French and Spanish.

What does the Borghese Gallery guided tour cover?

The Borghese Gallery guided tour covers all the major points of interest inside the Borghese Gallery as well as the important artworks exhibited there.

Is the Borghese Gallery tour worth it?

Yes. The Borghese Gallery tour is worth it because it’s the best way to learn all about its history, artworks, and artists. The gallery is known for its paintings and sculptures and is one of the most visited museums in Rome.

Do the Borghese Gallery guided tours include skip the line access?

Yes. The Borghese Gallery guided tours include skip the line access.

Can I cancel a booked Borghese Gallery tour?

Yes. You can cancel your Borghese Gallery tour tickets up to 24 hours before the scheduled date and get a full refund.

How long is the Borghese Gallery tour?

The Borghese Gallery tour is approximately 2 hours long.