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Borghese Gallery and Gardens Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

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Availability: Everyday except Monday
Duration: 3 hours
Language: English, French, German
Mobile voucher accepted
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  • Admire the collection of great Italian masterpieces of Bernini, Canova and Titian
  • Discover the Villa Borghese Gallery with its fountains, lakes and monuments
  • Enjoy the surprisingly peaceful atmosphere that reigns over this incredible gallery
  • Traverse the incredible Borghese Gardens after the museum (except for tours after 7pm, which do not include the gardens)
What to expect

Visit one of the richest and most interesting Villas in Rome. The Borghese Gallery is well known for its vast collection of great Italian masterpieces of artists such as Bernini, Canova, Caravaggio and Titian. You’ll find sculptures, paintings and pieces that will make this one of the most interesting and varied art experiences of your life. The Villa was once home to Cardinal Scipione Borghese and many of the works of art inside the villa were commissioned by the Cardinal himself, known for being a dedicated patron of the arts. Wander the luxurious rooms of the Cardinal Borghese’s Villa and admire the groundbreaking masterpieces in their original setting – just as the artists intended them to be seen.

With a special gift of scouting out beauty, the Cardinal collected an impressive amount of masterpieces, from a number of Caravaggio’s earlierwork, to Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s ‘Apollo and Daphne’, Canova’s portrait of ‘Pauline Bonaparte’ and Raphael’s ‘The Deposition’. Your expert and professional English-speaking guide will walk you through the collection. You’ll get the most from this tour and from the surprisingly peaceful atmosphere that reigns over this incredible gallery.

The villa was built not far removed from Rome’s city center, and it is worth a visit both because of its art collection and architecture. The second half of your tour will take you through the Villa Borghese Gardens, with carefully trimmed lawns, fountains, lakes and monuments. This is truely a rare escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, an Eden in the heart of Rome. The tour ends with a breathtaking view from the top of the Pincio Terrace.

* PLEASE NOTE THAT THE GARDENS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOURS THAT START AFTER 7PM

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What's included
  • Borghese Gallery skip-the-line entrance ticket
  • Expert, English, German or French-speaking tour guide
  • Groups of 20 people or less
  • Audio headsets so you can always hear your guide
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
Reduced price
  • Children 0-3 years old travel for free and do not require a reservation (Strollers or baby carriages are not allowed on this tour)
  • Reduced price for children 4-14 years old, with proof of age
Where

Viale del Museo Borghese, 00197 Roma RM, Italy

Meeting point:

In Piazzale del Museo Borghese, in front of the Borghese Gallery Main Entrance. (Villa Borghese entrance on via Pinciana). Your City Wonders guide will have a City Wonders sign with the name of the tour at the meeting point for easy recognition.

What to remember
  • PLEASE NOTE THAT THE AFTERHOURS TOURS (FROM 7PM) DO NOT INCLUDE THE GARDENS AND DURATION IS 2HRS.
  • The service ends at the Pincio Terrace overlooking Piazza del Popolo (except from 7pm tours, which end outside Borghese Gallery). From there, Piazza del Popolo and the adjacent Flaminio metro stop are a 5 min. walk; however, it is necessary to descend a long flight of steps to reach the piazza.
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking - comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • This tour is unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours
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When
  • This tour operates on various days and times depending on the language options, please consult the calendar.
  • This tour has numerous departure times, the guest must select only one departure time when booking, and times are not interchangeable.
  • Clients must arrive at the designated meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time and present their tour voucher to the tour coordinator/guide. Missed tours or tickets due to late arrivals cannot be refunded.
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City Wonders
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 3 days before the activity begins.
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