Borghese Gallery Small Group Guided Tour
Discover one of Rome’s most exquisite art collections on a guided tour of the Borghese Gallery. With your skip-the-line tickets, enjoy priority access entry and avoid waiting in long ticketing queues. As you roam around this stunning 17th century, view works from Bernini, Caravaggio, Raphael, and much more.
- Skip-the-line to one of the city’s most popular museums.
- Borghese Gallery tickets are hard to get - with your pre-purchased tickets, secure your spot!
- Explore the gallery’s extensive collection of sculptures, ancient mosaics, relics, and paintings produced by world-famous artistic geniuses.
- Stroll through the enchanting Borghese Gardens and take in the breathtaking view from atop Pincian Hill.
Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
The Borghese Gallery is home to one of Rome’s richest art collections. Featuring masterpieces from brilliant artists like Caravaggio, Raphael, Bernini, Titian, Canova, Correggio, and Rubens, the gallery is a living testament to Italian artists from the 15th to the 17th century.
Originally assembled by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, nephew of Pope Paul V, the Borghese Gallery highlights ancient Roman, Renaissance, and Baroque art. A work of art itself, the interior of the gallery is beautifully adorned with frescoes, bas-reliefs, decorated ceilings, marble floors, and impressive columns. Within the gallery’s 20 rooms, enjoy the incredible opportunity to get an up-close view of famous paintings like David with the Head of Goliath and Boy with a Basket of Fruit by Caravaggio, The Deposition by Raphael, and Melissa by Dosso Dossi. Afterward, walk past stunning sculptures like Bernini’s Apollo and Daphne and David and Canova’s Pauline Bonaparte as Venus Victrix.
Upon arrival at the Borghese Gallery, follow your guide to the priority access entrance and skip the long ticket lines with your pre-purchased tickets. Inside the gallery, get lost amidst the gallery’s 20 stunning rooms. View paintings, sculptures, and frescos from brilliant Italian artists and admire the villa’s stunning interior. Throughout your tour, hear stories about the villa’s history and learn about the talented masterminds behind the fascinating artwork. With a guaranteed small group tour, your expert guide will make sure you experience the museum, rather than just see it. Another great thing about the Borghese Gallery is its unique timed reservation system. By keeping crowds to a minimum, you can enjoy an intimate visit to one of Europe’s most fascinating museums.
After touring the museum, head outside for a relaxing stroll through the beautiful Borghese Gardens surrounding the Borghese Villa. A favorite spot among locals, it’s the perfect place to wrap up your Borghese experience. Be sure to catch the breathtaking views of Rome’s plazas from atop Pincian Hill.
- Skip-the-line priority entry
- Professional guide
Know Before You Go
Admission - Is it necessary to book in advance?
Access to the museum is regulated by 2-hour visiting shifts, for up to 360 people per time slot, with mandatory exit at the end of each time slot. While the timed reservation system is great for keeping crowds to a minimum, it also means that tickets are limited and sell out quickly. Pre-purchasing your tickets online will ensure you get your preferred time slot and help you avoid the long ticketing queue.
Tour timings and duration
Tours run 3-4 days a week. All tours begin at 2:45 PM and last approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. Please arrive at the museum 10-15 minutes prior to the tour start time.
Rules and restrictions
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
This experience cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.
How Your Tickets
You will receive your Skip-the-Line Borghese Gallery voucher via email. On the day of your experience, display your voucher via mobile device (no need to print) at the gallery entrance. Your tour guide will meet you outside the entrance, 15 minutes prior to your tour start time.
Your ticket is valid only for the day and time of your scheduled tour. The tour will last approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.