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Visit one of Rome’s most exquisite museums without having to wait in long entrance lines. Spread across 20 rooms, get lost amidst the Borghese Gallery’s extensive collection of sculptures, ancient mosaics, relics, and paintings produced by some of the world’s greatest artistic geniuses. Afterward, be sure to visit the stunning Borghese Gardens and take in the amazing view from Pincian Hill.

Why You Shouldn’t Miss This

The Borghese Gallery is the perfect place for art lovers to get up close and personal with major works from brilliant artists like Caravaggio, Raphael, Bernini, Titian, Canova, Correggio, and Rubens. With a focus on ancient Roman, Renaissance, and Baroque art, the museum is a living collection of world-renowned masterpieces from the fifteenth to eighteenth century.

Originally assembled by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, nephew of Pope Paul V, the collections are housed in a magnificent 17th-century villa. A work of art itself, the interior of the villa is beautifully adorned with frescoes, bas-reliefs, decorated ceilings, marble floors, and impressive columns. Inside, view incredible 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. Next, browse stunning sculptures including Bernini’s Apollo and Daphne and David and Canova’s Pauline Bonaparte as Venus Victrix. Afterward, take a walk through the villa’s magical gardens - a favorite spot among locals. One of the city’s most important museums, the Borghese Gallery offers visitors the perfect immersive art experience.

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Your Experience

Upon arriving at the Borghese Gallery, head directly to the priority access entrance and skip the long ticket lines. One of the best things about the Borghese Gallery is that because of the attraction’s unique timed reservation system, crowds are always kept to a minimum - meaning you can enjoy one of Europe’s most fascinating museums without an overwhelming number of other visitors. As with all Borghese tickets, you will have 2 hours to tour the museum’s 20 rooms.

After exploring the museum, make your way to the Borghese Gardens, located outside Villa Borghese. Walk around at your leisure before heading to the top of Pincian Hill for breathtaking views of the city.

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Know Before You Go

Borghese Gallery hours
Tuesday - Sunday 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM

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 ticket queue.

Getting there
The Villa Borghese is situated within the Borghese Gardens on Pincian Hill, just north of the Spanish Steps.
• To reach by foot, climb the steps and follow the road around to the left. The park rises up from the Piazza del Popolo, with the museum at the top of the hill.
• To reach by public transport, take bus 116 and get off at Galleria Borghese, or take bus 910 (from Termini Station) and get off at Pinciana/Museo Borghese.
• By metro, the closest stop is Spagna; however, be prepared for a bit of an uphill walk.

For bus tables and public transport maps, visit Rome’s official public transportation website.

Rules and restrictions
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Upgrade your Borghese experience
Rich in history and full of intriguing stories, dive even deeper into the Villa Borghese with our Half-day Borghese Gallery Tour. With an expert guide, tour the gallery’s breathtaking rooms. Afterward, enjoy a guided walk through the majestic Borghese Gardens.

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Cancellation Policy

These tickets cannot be cancelled or refunded.

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Lydia Reid
Reviewed in February, 2018

It was a good experience. I booked this along with the rest of my Rome tickets. The suggestions on the website make it easy to plan the entire itinerary.

Norberto Hott
Reviewed in January, 2018

Skipped the line waiting outside with the pre-booked ticket. Something satisfying about not waiting.

Victor Souza
Reviewed in January, 2018

Unless you’re a fan of old school art there’s nothing much to it. Good building though.

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How to Your Tickets Work
You will receive your Skip-the-Line Borghese Gallery tickets via email. No need to print. On the day of your experience, display your voucher via mobile device at the Borghese Gallery ticketing booth. We suggest you arrive at the museum 15 minutes prior to your reserved time slot to ensure you enter on time to make the most of your experience.

The Borghese Gallery operates on a strict timed reservation system. Your ticket is valid only for the day and time of your scheduled tour. You will have 2 hours to explore the museum. The Borghese Gardens are not a part of the museum and can be explored at your leisure.

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Borghese Gallery, Piazzale del Museo Borghese, Rome

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