Borghese Masterpieces and Gardens

Rome, Italy

Experience hosted by Denis

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will visit the Borghese Gallery and its beautiful gardens on our 3–hour guided tour, and admire some of the world's finest works of art in one of the most beautiful spots in Rome.

The gallery is a major museum housed inside the amazing Villa Borghese. The grounds were owned by the Borghese family, who added numerous other plots to the estate over time, making what is today a huge park.

A substantial part of the Borghese family collection is displayed in the gallery, which was founded by Cardinal Scipione Borghese in 1600. Among the masterpieces in the museum are the Pauline Bonaparte sculpture by Antonio Canova, the Apollo and Daphne sculpture by Lorenzo Bernini, amazing paintings by Caravaggio and Titian, and numerous other amazing Renaissance pieces.

We will enjoy a pleasant walk around the lovely gardens to discover the estate's secret beauty spots.

WE RECOMMEND you to be on time, to respect the others in the group and mostly because we have skip the line tickets with access to the Museums at a specific time.
Other things to note
Dress code is smart casual
A moderate amount of walking is involved
Not wheelchair accessible
We will visit the Borghese Gallery and its beautiful gardens on our 3–hour guided tour, and admire some of the world's finest works of art in one of the most beautiful spots in Rome.

The gallery is a major museum housed inside the amazing Villa Borghese. The grounds were owned by the Borghese family, who added numerous other plots to the estate over time, making what is today a huge park.

A substantial part of the Borghese f…

What's included

  • Tickets
    Skip the line tickets
  • Equipment
    Headsets (over 6 persons) and reservation fees

Meet your Host, Denis

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 18 Reviews
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Hi!
This is Denis, your new friend in Italy!
I'm a licensed English speaking tour guide in Rome. I'm art historian, degreed in History of Art.
I cooperate with Francesca Calvani, her Airbnb profile is: https://www.airbnb.it/users/show/229080000
We are friends since we were studying together at The University of "La Sapienza" the main university in Rome.
We are both born in Rome.
We look forward to share our experience with you!On our tour you will visit the Borghese Gallery and its beautiful gardens, you will admire some of the world's finest works of art in one of the best art collection!
Hi!
This is Denis, your new friend in Italy!
I'm a licensed English speaking tour guide in Rome. I'm art historian, degreed in History of Art.
I cooperate with Francesca Calvani, her Airbnb profile is: https://www.airbnb.it/users/show/229080000
We are friends since we were studying together at The University of "La Sapienza" the main university in Rome.
We are both born in Rome.
We look forward to share our experience with you!On our tour you will visit the Borgh…
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Where you'll be

Meet each other right in front of the Borghese Gallery entrance and begin with a tour through this amazing museum.
See masterpieces of painting and sculpture by Bernini, Caravaggio, Raphael, and Titian. Walk through twenty rooms across two floors to see world-famous art while learning the story of the villa. Experience how Roman aristocrats live. Go from the Borghese Gallery to the fabulous Borghese Gardens to mix the beauty of art with nature.

Rated 4.83 out of 5 from 18 reviews.

Lillian
January 2020
10/10 This is a must-do! Its an amazing museum, and it was facinating to see it with someone who can explain why each masterpiece is special. Tip: Go a few hours early and wander the gardens.
Joanne
December 2019
Had a very good session with Alex. Alex is extremely knowledgable, passionate and so willing to share. i would recommend this to my friends, the only down side, this is quite expensive
Kim
October 2019
Whether you know a lot about art, or very little, you will thoroughly enjoy this tour! Francesca was our guide and she was delightful! Very personable, caring, intelligent and she displayed great knowledge in art, art history, and Roman history. She shared personal stories from her studies in University, that increased the value and knowledge we acquired throughout our tour. She was fun and engaging and adjusted well to the level of each participant. We learned more from her tour than we could have ever learned on our own. I highly recommend Francesca and the Borghese tour!
Missy
September 2019
Our guide Silvia was wonderful. Both Silvia and Denis were wonderful with communication. The Borghese Gallery and surrounding Park a quite special and Silvia made these even more so with stories about people, places and times.
Philein
August 2019
Francesca took my father and I on this incredible tour. Her passion for the topic and the special details she brought to our attention were truly unique. We loved the small and intimate gathering.
Ronel
July 2019
I am so glad I got to see the Galleria Borghese and the surrounding gardens and park, but I think I would have preferred to do it on my own. I didn’t enjoy my tour guide, and by the end of the tour I was ready to go off on my own and experience the gardens.

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Comfortable shoes
Smart and casual dress code

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.