Borghese Gallery reservations
The Borghese gallery reservations will allow you to reserve your spot to visit one of the most visited museum in Rome after the Vatican Museums. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit it with one of our guide. But since has a limited time visiting, only 2 hrs, and very limited tickets at disposal we suggest you to book ahead of time.
You will meet the guide at the entrance of the gallery to start your tour which will lead you through Borghese Gallery the private residence of Cardinal Scipione Borghese. The gallery house Gianlorenzo Bernini’s masterpiece. Thanks to the guide explanation you will learn about mythology and history from the Roman past to the XVI century.
Frescos, sculptures, paintings of important artist are exposed in two floors well organized. The Borghese Casino, designed by Flaminio Ponzio in 1608 and completed by Giovanni Visanzio in 1617, houses the Borghese Museum and Gallery, representing the most important private art collection in the world.
In the museum on the ground floor there are ancient sculptures and marbles that provide a backdrop for the works of Apollo and Daphne, David, and the Rape of Proserpine by Ginlorenzo Bernini. One cannot fail to linger over Canova’s beautiful and royal statue of Pauline Bonaparte. You will be fascinated by the stories this statue hides.
On the first floor, on the other hand, you will find numerous masterpieces of painting, among the most valuable of which are: Raphael’s Deposition and Titian’s Sacred Love and Profane Love.
On the first floor you will admire some of Caravaggio’ s major paintings and the guide will explain you the story of the love and admiration Cardinal Scipione Borghese had for Caravaggio.
The Borghese Museum and Gallery is located in the park of Villa Borghese, which covers an area of 85 hectares and was created for Cardinal Scipione Borghese, nephew of Pope Paul V, an unscrupulous art lover. The villa was built with gardens and parks in the grounds so that he could accommodate the works of art from his private collection.
Inside the villa is the stadium-shaped Piazza di Siena, which hosts the International Horse Competition in spring.
Walking through the park you will also find the Bioparco and the Museo civico di zoologia, which has a very rich collection of over 4,000,000 specimens from all over the world.
One can also encounter:
the Fortress, a 17th century building renovated in the 18th century and now used as the Pietro Canonica Museum since the sculptor had his studio here.
The Casina of Roses, which has been home to the Movie House since 2004.
The clockhouse will house the park’s original statues that will be replaced.
Don’t miss the lake garden with the temple of Aesculapius and the small lake where you can go on small boats. You can also admire beautiful fountains such as the Fountain of the Fauns and the Fountain of Masks.
The park is waiting for you to enjoy a pleasant walk in the greenery of Rome to discover every single gem hidden inside.
Another collection of a private cardinal residence is Palazzo Barberini. It’s worth to visit especially if you like paintings.