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Small Group Borghese Gallery Experience

Explore one of Rome's finest art galleries in a 17th-century villa built specifically to house a dazzling art collection. The Borghese Gallery is named after Scipione Borghese an extremely wealthy cardinal who had a passion for art. The Pope's grandson, he was a passionate collector and talent sighter who was ruthless when it came to getting his hands on the masterpieces that had taken his fancy. If you are new to art or consider yourself a lover, you will love this tour and the Borghese gallery. Your guide will take you back to the 17th century when the cardinal hosted lavish parties to share his art collection with other nobles. You will hear how he stole the paintings and even used the pope to threaten the artists and hear about the lives and works of Rome's most famous artists. Discover the works of Caravaggio, Bernini, Raffaello, Tiziano and other famous Italian heavyweight artists.

per adult from

$143

AUD

Duration

2 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Skip the line tickets
    • Entry/Admission - Galleria Borghese
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Galleria Borghese, Piazzale del Museo Borghese 5, 00197 Rome Italy

      We will visit one of the world’s most beautiful art museum hosting the works of extraordinary artists such as Bernini, Caravaggio, Canova and Raffaello. The gallery’s most important sculptures and paintings are from Cardinal Scipione Borghese’s collection (1579 - 1633), he was the son of Ortensia Borghese, sister of both Pope Paul V and Francesco Caffarelli. We’ll admire Caravaggio’s most important paintings, among which “Young sick Bacchus” and “ Boy with a basket of fruit”; Bernini and Canova’s magnificent sculptures’ collection, boasting works like “Apollo and Daphne”, “David”, “The rape of Preserpina” and “Paolina Bonaparte”. Of course we won’t miss out on Raffaello’s “Entombment of Christ”. We will lead you through the marvelous rooms of Casina Borghese, with its splendid frescoes, we’ll disclose the secrets, the stories and the painting techniques concealed behind the masterpieces of one of the world’s most beautiful art museum.


      Duration: 2 hours

      Pass By: Villa Borghese Gardens, Piazzale Napoleone I, 00197 Rome Italy

      Discover the Gallery inside and the elegant gardens that surround it

    • Departure Point :
      Piazzale Borghese Scipione, 5, 00197 Roma RM, Italy
      Return Detail :
      Returns to original departure point
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
      • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
      • Face masks required for guides in public areas
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
      • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
      • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
      • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
      • Guides required to regularly wash hands
      • Regular temperature checks for staff
      • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
      • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English - Guide

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    10

    Organised by Carpe Diem Rome

    Activity ID: V-109384P46

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