• Indoors
    Cultural & historical sites
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    Free or 50% discount
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    Reserved time slot
    €15.00
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    This attraction requires advanced booking.

What you'll do

Admire masterpieces from Caravaggio to Bernini at one of Rome's most popular art galleries located in the beautiful Villa Borghese park.

Visit the Borghese Gallery with the OMNIA Vatican & Rome Pass

  • Entry to one of Rome's most notable galleries, featuring the Sala de Sileno and work from Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
  • This attraction is included with your Roma Pass, which gives you free entry to your choice of two Rome attractions, plus discounted entry to many more. 

The Borghese Gallery is an art gallery housed in the old Villa Borghese Pinciana. It exhibits an impressive display of the Borghese collection of sculptures, paintings, and classical antiquities dating back 2,000 years. Surrounded by the beautiful Villa Borghese Park, it’s set in the perfect location for a bit of culture and quiet sanctuary from the busy center of Rome.

Highlights

  • Paintings by Caravaggio, Botticelli and Raphael
  • Sculptures by baroque artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini
  • 17th century neoclassical renovation of Scipione Borghese’s original building
  • Over 2,000 years of art from ancient antiquities to Renaissance paintings

Did you know

  • The Borghese Gallery houses the largest collection of private art in the world
  • During a period of ‘struggle’ the Borghese family had to sell 500 pieces of art to Napoleon to cover their debts
  • Villa Borghese park is the third largest park in Rome and imitates a naturalistic English garden in style, spanning across 148 acres within central Rome

Things to see

Sala de Sileno

Admire Caravaggio’s masterpieces which dominate a central room in the gallery. Pay particular note to the David with the head of Goliath (1609) which was a self-portrait sent to the Pope to beg for forgiveness after Caravaggio was accused of murder. Other works include St Jerome (1606), Young Sick Bacchus (1593) and Boy with a basket of fruit (1593).

Bernini’s Baroque sculptures

Pay homage to the classic baroque style, brainchild of Gian Lorenzo Bernini himself. Villa Borghese Gallery holds some of Bernini’s most impressive sculptures from the 1620s to 1650s, including the famous Apollo and Daphne which was created for the founder of the gallery, Scipione Borghese, by Bernini at the tender age of 24.

Make the most of your Roma Pass

This attraction is included with your Roma Pass, which gives you free entry to your choice of two Rome attractions, plus discounted entry to many more. It also comes with a 72-hour travel card so you can breeze between attractions with ease.

As part of the Omnia Rome and Vatican pass, you’ll receive an Omnia Card, which allows you free entry to four Vatican attractions, as well as the Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Bus. 

    Know before you go

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    Booking required

    This attraction requires advanced booking.

    Getting in: show your Roma Pass upon arrival.

    How to get there:

    • Pinciana- Museo Borghese (Bus 52, 53, 83, 92, 217, 360, 910)

    Where you'll be

    Piazzale del museo, borghese 5, Rome, IT

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    Operating hours

    Tuesday - Sunday: 8.30AM - 7.30PM

    Closings & holidays

    Mondays, 24th December, 31st December and 1st January.

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