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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Grasp Secrets of Rome's Borghese Gallery

Rome, ItalyPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Kylie

60 minsHosted in English
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Meet your host live on Zoom.
Up to 10 people

What you'll do

Secrets and Art of Rome’s Borghese gallery is an on-line interactive experience that decodes and focusses on the masterpieces in Rome’s second most important gallery.
Today, art has a different narrative intent from its original purpose, which was to serve as a form of media. My tour explores the art of the Borghese in this context, to reveal the fascinating history, politics, religion, mythology and scandal underlying this colourful medium.
Travel back first to the world of Renaissance as we look chronologically at the lives and famous works by Botticelli, Raphael and Titian, to then delve into the following 1600s Baroque masters, Caravaggio and Bernini. We will piece together the story of art through these ages, and see how art was manipulated by the rich and the powerful. The family Borghese excelled in capitalising the commission of art for political gain, including controversial acquisitions.
Art can create awe amongst spectators but why is it we marvel at paintings and sculpture created 500 years ago? The powerful may have weaponised art but the artists facilitated timeless beauty that shaped civilisations. Through this on-line experience we are going to walk through history from Florence’s Renaissance to the conquests of Napoleon. Our aim is to understand how art enlightened everyday people to bring us into the modern era.
Other things to note
It is best to view this experience on tablet or computer as imagery may appear too small for phone format.
A good internet connection speed is recommended to facilitate image detail.
Secrets and Art of Rome’s Borghese gallery is an on-line interactive experience that decodes and focusses on the masterpieces in Rome’s second most important gallery.
Today, art has a different narrative intent from its original purpose, which was to serve as a form of media. My tour explores the art of the Borghese in this context, to reveal the fascinating history, politics, religion, mythology and scandal underlying this colourful mediu…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Kylie can host private groups of any size, up to 10 guests. Private group rates start at $145.

What to bring

  • Internet connection
  • Download Zoom
  • Computer (best) or smartphone/tablet

Meet your host, Kylie

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 18 Reviews
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I am an Australian who and moved Italy almost a decade ago because of an obsession with the genius Michelangelo. My first destination was Florence where I began a journey into the world of Art History and developed a passion for all things Florentine. A year later I landed in Rome to delve deeper into an epic historic puzzle.

Whilst studying between two cities with GIANT histories I become a registered tour guide. I have being guiding for seven years and this amazing job allows my love of storytelling to be shared with all who also have a passion for art, archeology, history and gossip. I am rated consistently as a 5-star guide on-site & on-line. My aim is to take you back in time as we walk in the footsteps of legends. I like to make any experience fun and entertaining, because if our protagonists were indulging... shouldn't we?
I am an Australian who and moved Italy almost a decade ago because of an obsession with the genius Michelangelo. My first destination was Florence where I began a journey into the world of Art History and developed a passion for all things Florentine. A year later I landed in Rome to delve deeper into an epic historic puzzle.

Whilst studying between two cities with GIANT histories I become a registered tour guide. I have being guiding for seven years and this amazing job allows m…
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 18 reviews.

Jenny
March 2021
My husband and I took the Kylie's tour of the Borghese Gallery on a cold and lazy Saturday afternoon and it felt like we were swept away to a different time and culture. Kylie was an excellent storyteller and offered a great deal of context – you really got a feel for what was going on in the culture and politics of the time and that made learning about the artwork all the more fascinating. The pacing was perfect and there was plenty of time for questions. Just a completely lovely time!
My husband and I took the Kylie's tour of the Borghese Gallery on a cold and lazy Saturday afternoon and it felt like we were swept away to a different time and culture. Kylie was…
Kathy
January 2021
Really well done and informative! Wonderful selection of art from the Gallery. I loved the way Kylie had us do some really close looking while explaining the artist's intentions. Fabulous value!
Jose
December 2020
If you are interested in the Italian Renaissance this experience is it. Kylie is an expert, has selected a few key masterpieces and explains them masterfully. This is one of the best experiences we have taken.
Brent
November 2020
What a wonderful tour of many of the masterpieces of the Borghese Gallery! Kylie is so knowledgeable, both in the history of Italy and its many regions, and in the artwork itself. Kylie encouraged interactions and questions. Very informative and fun virtual tour! Highly recommend!
What a wonderful tour of many of the masterpieces of the Borghese Gallery! Kylie is so knowledgeable, both in the history of Italy and its many regions, and in the artwork itself.…
Marcy
October 2020
Kylie gave a very impressive tour of the Borghese Gallery. She provided relevant historical information, excellent visual analysis, and interesting storytelling. The visuals were terrific particularly those shown in the setting of the gallery. Almost as good as being there. Highly recommend!
Kylie gave a very impressive tour of the Borghese Gallery. She provided relevant historical information, excellent visual analysis, and interesting storytelling. The visuals were…
Jennifer
October 2020
This was such a wonderful experience! Kylie is an expert in art history and explained everything so well. She was friendly, engaging, and encouraged all of our questions. Through her guidance, we learned some amazing things about paintings and sculpture. We're missing Italy very much, but felt a much closer to the great masters, after Kylie's online experience. Thank you, Kylie!
This was such a wonderful experience! Kylie is an expert in art history and explained everything so well. She was friendly, engaging, and encouraged all of our questions. Through h…

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Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.