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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.
First you'll 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 Borghese 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 Gian Lorenzo Bernini was when he performed his first work for the Borghese Cardinal!
At the age of 25 Bernini was already established as one of the greatest artist ever, and works like this, besides telling an incredible story, earn him the nickname "Michelangelo of Baroque"!
The Ancient Roman poet Virgil spoke about it as a "Metamorphosis", but it's difficult to capture the essence of this mythical story like Bernini has in this sculpture!
Your expert guide will tell you the stories surrounding the turbulent life and everlasting legacy of Caravaggio, in a room almost entirely dedicated to the Italian genius’s paintings!
400 years ago, this would be the equivalent of a horror movie. In this brilliant painting, 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 Borghese Gallery Tour has come to an end, you can explore the beautiful Villa Borghese gardens. The perfect place for a tranquil stroll and time to reflect on the masterpieces you've seen.
Masterpieces from Some of the World's Greatest Artists
Private English-Speaking Guide
Limited Admissions Means No Crowds
Are you an art-lover coming to Rome? Do you want to see amazing artwork on a shorter tour, with your very own private expert guide? Then this must be the tour for you!
This Private Borghese Gallery Tour is perfect for the art-loving traveler who wants to view a high concentration of amazing artwork on a shorter tour. The Borghese Gallery has an enchanting collection of artwork stemming from one of the greatest eras in art history. These works of art are not only beautiful, but also hold secrets and stories within them that must make them even more captivating!
Some people say that The Roman Guy was actually born inside the Borghese Gallery. This is because The Private Borghese Gallery Tour is one of his favorite tours, 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. We will arrange everything, including your skip the line Borghese gallery tickets and all you need to do is meet your private expert guide at the entrance for a very special journey into the life and art of some of the most brilliant artists of all time, like Caravaggio, Raphael and 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 sculptures in this museum, four of which your guide will explain in depth as they have become the focal points of the Galleria Borghese artwork collection. You will be rendered speechless upon viewing Bernini's attention to detail - 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 variety of chisels! Genius!
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 fascinating life, including his dark past and eventual death. You’ll even learn lesser known stories like how one of his paintings foreshadowed his demise!
Your private English-speaking local guide and expert will also show you works of art by other renowned artists like Raphael, Correggio and Titian, amongst others. The Borghese Gallery is truly one of the best pound for pound collections of art in Italy.
Join us on this Private Borghese Gallery Guided Tour for storytelling at it’s finest, and be prepared to go on a special journey through the lives of these brilliant artists and their artworks!
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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.
In front of the Museum entrance. Your guide will be holding a sign with your name on it.
Where to Meet
What to Bring
€180 BASE PRICE
Child (6 or under)
The Roman Guy offers a full refund on Group Tour 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.
The Roman Guy offers a full refund on Private Tour cancellations made more than 7 days prior to your tour taking place. Cancellations made within 7 days of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.
Be prepared to be walking or on your feet for the duration of the tour. If that makes you nervous due to a physical condition, contact us for more information or go with a private tour that will move at your pace. Thanks!
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I booked this tour for my parents, who were visiting Rome for a week in June. They absolutely love it - in fact they're still talking about it 5 weeksI booked this tour for my parents, who were visiting Rome for a week in June. They absolutely love it - in fact they're still talking about it 5 weeks later ! Worth every cent and the highlight of their visit. Thank you so much...more
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