A treasure gathered by the most powerful Cardinal in Rome: Scipione Borghese.
The morning is the best time to visit. Walking in the shade of trees inside the park, catching at a sudden the astonishing view of the Villa and entering it to walk through a collection that is among the finest ever exposed to a public. Many, among the most important artists of those days, are here; for our delightful. We have just to wide-open our eyes and explore the details of masterpieces of the passed Centuries.
The frame to the collection is the history and the stories that saw this eclectic, extravagant, rich and powerful Cardinal ( Scipione Borghese) do legal and illegal actions in order to assemble together what no one else has been capable to do after him in such an estonishing way.
You'll be caught by the enchanting embrace of Art and you will "enter" the works exposed because we are not admiring a painter or a sculptor; we have maestros here, standing right in front of us, well capable to transmit their feelings into our souls.
A must for estimators of art, a must to start estimating art.
Meeting is scheduled 1/2 h. ahead the admission time: 8:30 - 10:30 am and/or 12:30 - 2:30 and, on Tuesday, 4:30 pm
It is based on the Museum itself , so we will spend two hours inside rooms that host celebrated works of artists from the 15th Century to the 19th.
Focusing the masterpieces and explaining how brilliant and extravagant life was, when kings and Popes were dominating on culture and life in general.
An integral part of the tour is the remaining 1/2 hour for a stroll inside the magnificent gardens of the Villa , now a public Roman park, but studied to inhance the importance of the Villa ( Casino for the times ) where the Cardinal used to entertain his guests. It is monumental itself, very well kept by the town hall and a permanent joy for the Romans.
Concludes on top of Spanish Steps.
*Note that the Gallery closes on Monday, December 25 and January 01.
Allows only limited amount of visitors at a time, has fixed admisiion schedule: 9:00 - 11:00 am / 1:00 -3:00 and ( but only on Thursday) 5:00 pm
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Suggested by Guide: In front of The Villa Borghese Gallery gate, where the cabs stop.
End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel
Duration: 3 hours
The Admin. of the Gallery wants us to be there 1/2 h. ahead of admission time to verify reservation and for any kind of bags storage. They will let us visit inside for two hours. The remaing 1/2 hour to complete the tour will be spent for the stroll inside the Park, reaching the Spanish Steps at the conclusion .
Notice that only on Thursdays we have the special extra admission at 4:30 pm .
- Cabs reach the gate of the Museum;
- Metro (line A) gets not so close.
If you wish, I can come to your Hotel at no extra cost.
- Guiding Services
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 Eur - To cover a drink, the price of a book, a souvenir...
- Public Transportation Tickets