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This tour is an easy stroll around the galleries, and though there are 2 levels, there will be an elevator.
Sitting in Rome's most popular gardens, you'll find the beautiful Villa Borghese. Designed by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, a nephew of the pope, to serve as the family's mansion in the 17th century.
Within Rome’s incredible white house your local guide will show you one of the most impressive art galleries Italy has to offer.
You'll first be introduced to pieces which formed the foundation of this collection. Acquired by Cardinal Borghese are Raphael's 'Deposition of Christ', and works by Correggio, Dossi & Veronese.
During your Boghese Gallery guided tour, you'll be shown one of the most mysterious and celebrated paintings ever, 'The Sacred and Profane Love' by Titian!
Ever seen a statue carved by an 11 year old? This is supposedly how old GianLorenzo Bernini was when he performed his first work for the Borghese Cardinal!
At the age of 25 Bernini is already established as one of the greatest artist ever, and works like this, besides telling an incredible story, will earn him a nick-name "Michelangelo of Baroque"!
Ancient Roman poet Virgil spoke about it his "Metamorphosis", but it's hard to capture the essence of this mythical story like Bernini.
Your expert guide will tell you the stories surrounding the turbulent life and everlasting legacy of Caravaggio in a room entirely dedicated to the Italian genius’s paintings!
400 years ago, this would be the equivalent of a horror movie. Caravaggio brings us one of the most stunning portrayals of the Biblical story!
Portrayed as the Goddess Aphrodite, Napoleon's little sister posed nude for the artist and raised a lot of gossip stories at the time.
Once your private guided tour of the Borghese Galleries has come to an end, you can explore the gardens. The perfect place for a tranquil stroll and time to reflect on the masterpieces you've seen.
ART FROM THE WORLDS GREATEST ARTISTS
PASSIONATE ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE
LIMITED ADMISSIONS MEANS NO CROWDS
Perfect for the traveler that wants to view a high-concentration of amazing artwork on a shorter tour, the Borghese Gallery is an enchanting collection of art work stemming from one of the greatest eras in art-history. These works of art are not only beautiful, but hold secrets and stories within them that must be explained.
Some people say that The Roman Guy was actually born inside the Borghese Gallery. This is probably not true, but The Borghese Gallery Private Tour is his favorite tour and he wants to share it with all you art and culture lovers out there! As you look on our site, you'll notice that tours start on odd hours. This is because the gallery has set entrance times that last exactly 2 hours.
Gian Lorenzo Bernini
This spectacular gallery and former home of Cardinal Scipione Borghese could easily be described as one of the greatest collections of Baroque artwork on Earth. Gian Lorenzo Bernini has many scultpures in this museum, four of which your guide will explain in depth and have become the focal points of this collection. You will be speachless upon viewing Bernini's attention to detail; even creating the appearance of sweat down the back of Pluto and see through cloth worn by Apollo. All of which was done using marble, a hammer and a varity of chizels!
Visit an entire room dedicated mostly to Caravaggio's masterpieces. See and hear about his progression as a young artist into a master of the trade. Learn about his art style "chiaroscuro" and his facinating life including his dark past and eventual death. How one of his paintings foreshadowed his demise!
Our English speaking local guide and expert will also show you works of art by renknown artists such as Raphael, Correggio, and Titian amongst others. The Borghese Gallery is truly one of the best pound for pound collections of art in Italy.
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- Private Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum
- Rome 3 Tour Combo
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*We will do our best to accommodate your request, but due to availabilities given by the Borghese Gallery, we may have to move the start time of your tour for another time slot. ** The Borghese Gallery is constantly lending out artwork to exhibits all over the world. The collection is so grand you can hardly notice, but do not hold The Roman Guy responsible if a piece of artwork that you wish to see is not there.*** If you are trying to make a booking up to 2 weeks in advance the website will show no availability, but feel free to contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.
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Don’t want to test yourself with public transportation in Rome? Choose an add-on transfer! A taxi is a less-expensive option, but for a convenient and luxury door-to-door experience, add our private climate controlled transportation from your hotel located in the city center to the meeting point of the tour.
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The Roman Guy offers a 95% refund on cancellations made more than 72 hours prior to your tour taking place. Cancellations made within 72 hours of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.
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We booked a private tour of Galleria Borghese, it was brilliant. We added on the private pick-up from our hotel which was really convenient for us andWe booked a private tour of Galleria Borghese, it was brilliant. We added on the private pick-up from our hotel which was really convenient for us and the driver called our guide when we arrived which was very helpful. Our guide was lovely - very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and she put up with all our silly questions too. It's quite expensive but totally worth it - definitely a highlight of our trip...more
This tour was just the perfect amount of time for my family and I. In this 2 hour period our guide was able to explain all the stories behind these beThis tour was just the perfect amount of time for my family and I. In this 2 hour period our guide was able to explain all the stories behind these beautiful works of art, without this explanation we would have never had the luxury of knowing all the secrets that lie within the works of art! ..more
Jowita was simply awesome.It wasn't just an art history lesson, but I learned all the cool stories about artists as well!
The Borghese tour was absolutely wonderful. Our guide Fabiola showed my family and I a great time! She was so much fun, my kids absolutely loved herThe Borghese tour was absolutely wonderful. Our guide Fabiola showed my family and I a great time! She was so much fun, my kids absolutely loved her. Storytellers is a very fitting name for the tour, as there are so many engaging stories to learn! A great tour for families...more
This tour was short and fun. 2 hours inside a gallery this intense is plenty. The guide told us the mythological stories behind all of Bernini's scuThis tour was short and fun. 2 hours inside a gallery this intense is plenty. The guide told us the mythological stories behind all of Bernini's sculptures which really kept things interesting. I am not a big art fanatic, but I like the backstories and meaning behind the work. If you are the same I recommend this tour. ..more