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Villa Borghese Gallery and Gardens Skip The Line Guided Tour

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Relish the exquisite beauty of Rome’s greatest museum of art and its lush gardens on this visit to the Villa Borghese Gallery. Stroll through the gardens outside as you listen to the guide’s stories of how the Borghese Gallery evolved into the attraction it is today.

Highlights

  • Explore that magical works of art that adorn the walls of the Borghese Gallery.
  • Gain incredible insight into the gallery and it's history with the help of an expert guide, well-versed in the English language, who will accompany you on this tour.
  • With small groups consisting of fewer than twenty people, you are guaranteed a visit that is both intimate and informative
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to the gallery and avoid the winding lines that are typical for this famed attraction.
  • Witness the spectacular and unparalleled views from the famous Pincio Terrace.
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Why You Shouldn’t Miss This

There are few museums in the world that can match the grandeur of the Borghese Gallery. It houses collections of art by legendary painters and sculptors such as Berini, Messina, Raphael, Caravaggio, and many others. These works of art were originally assembled by the wealthy Cardinal Scipione Borghese. The Borghese Family continued to add pieces to the incredible collection.

Some of the art works were sold to the French State during the 19th century as the Borghese family started going bankrupt. These pieces are still preserved in the Louvre. Since 1903, the museum has been open to the public, and has seen significant restoration and modernisation work.

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Your Experience

You will be accompanied by an expert English-speaking guide on your tour of the Borghese Gallery. Your guide will narrate interesting anecdotes related to the museum and the pieces of art inside. Gaze into the depths of Bernini’s famous sculpture of ‘Apollo and Daphne’ and Raphael’s ‘The Deposition’. The history behind the works of art and how they came to be in the Borghese Gallery, explained by the guide, is just as intriguing as the artistic pieces.

The Italians deeply admired the English Gardens during the Renaissance, and Flaminio Ponzio, one of the most popular architects of 17th century Rome, designed the Borghese Gardens to resemble these English Gardens. The tour is crowned by a visit to the Pincio Terrace, a splendid vantage point from where you can see much of Rome from a completely fresh perspective.

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Inclusions

  • Expert English speaking guide
  • Skip the Line Access to Borghese Gallery
  • Walking tour of the Villa Borghese Gardens (except for tours after 7pm, which do not include the gardens)
  • Small group of 20 people or less
  • Headsets, so you can always hear your guide
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Exclusions

  • Hotel Transfers
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Know Before You Go

Tour Timings

The duration of the tour is three hours.

Tuesdays to Sundays:

  • The tour is available at 9:00 AM in the morning and also at 3:00 PM.
  • Please Note: No tours will be scheduled on the first Sunday of the month & gardens are not accessible after 7:00 PM.

Guide Languages

The guide will convey all the information in fluent English.

Accessibility

Our operator regrets that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. They are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on group tours

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Super Flexible Cancellation Policy

You may cancel up to 72 hours in advance for a full refund.

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Ines Mills
Ines
Reviewed in October, 2018

The tour was just perfect. From viewing of all the art to the garden, and to top it off with the view of Rome from the Pincio Terrace, everything was perfect.

Keisha Wang
Keisha
Reviewed in October, 2018

I liked the gallery, but according to me, there are better tourist destinations in Rome.

Shana Page
Shana
Reviewed in October, 2018

The art in this gallery is beyond beautiful. Bernini’s ‘Apollo and Daphne’ and Raphael’s ‘The Deposition’ is mesmerising to look at.

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My Tickets

How to Use Your Tickets
You will receive an email confirmation along with your mobile voucher instantly. On the day of your visit, please display the voucher on your mobile device to the representative at the meeting point, along with a valid photo ID.

Meeting Point
Assemble at the Piazzale del Museo Borghese, in front of the Museum's entrance at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

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.

How to get there
You can take the Metro Line A towards direction 'Battistini’ at the 'Termini’ station. Deboard at the 'Flaminio- Piazza del Popolo’ stop. From there, the Villa Borghese is a 3-minute walk. Reach the homonymous gallery which is located inside the park.

Validity
The ticket is valid only from 2 hours of the scheduled time for which you’ve made the reservation.

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Where?

Piazzale del Museo Borghese, 00197 Roma RM, Italy, Roma

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Additional Information

Additional Info

Please note that the Gardens are not included in the tours that start after 7:00 PM

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