Borghese museum tour

Galleria Borghese
  • Type tour

    Walking Tours

  • Duration

    2 hours from 08:45 AM

  • Meeting point

    Museum Entrance - Piazzale del Museo Borghese, 5

What You'll do in this tour

The Borghese Gallery walking tour provides a more detailed look at this very special art collection. Our walking tours are all led by expert English speaking walking guides who will help to create a personalized experience while taking into account your specific interests. These incredible services enable you to tour with a native guide showing you the real face of the city and sites that they are so passionate about. The tours are available in English or Italian, and are delivered with an insight and style that keeps our tours entertaining, fun, and informative.

This type of tour is ideal for those that have already spent a couple of days in Rome. After the crowds of the Colosseo and the Vatican, you might like to explore this museum that, today, is considered one of the best museums in the world.

Tour Description:

The Borghese Villa is one of the most beautiful residences of Rome and was built in 1613 by Cardinal Scipione Borghese. The intent was to receive the Roman society and to delight his friends with a splendid collection of precious works of art, both ancient and modern. 

The Galleria Borghese houses a substantial part of the Borghese collection of paintings, sculptures and antiquities, begun by Cardinal Scipione Borghese the nephew of Pope Paul V.  Scipione Borghese was an early patron of Bernini and an avid collector of works by Caravaggio. He was particularly interested in antique sculpture, but was also driven enough to patronise modern artists and was commissioned work by CaravaggioBerniniDomenichino and Rubens.

The Borghese Villa has been modified and extended through the years, and was eventually sold to the Italian government in 1902 along with the entire Borghese estate and surrounding gardens and parkland.

Galleria Borghese houses 20 rooms across two floors and a visit encompassing everything on display will take a total of two hours. The main floor, mostly devoted to sculpture and Roman antiquities of the 1st to 3rd centuries AD, has a consistently breathtaking decorative scheme.


Additional Information To Note:

  • As this is a 2 hour tour and the guide will need to arrive before you to collect your tickets: In order to make the most of your time with the guide we have set a meeting point at:
  • Borghese Gallery Museum entrance - Piazzale del Museo Borghese, 5
  • We ask that you arrive 15 minutes early and have noted that time on your voucher already. This will allow you to have time to go through security, get your headset and to check items carried if needed as entrances are strictly timed and the doors will be closed for late arrivers.
  • Tour times other than what is listed may also be available. Tour times are only offered on the odd numbered hours of the day, so be sure to let us know if you prefer a different start time.
  • This tour is subject to ticket availability.
  • The Borghese Gallery is Closed on Mondays.


Borghese Gallery Ticket Information:

  • Advanced purchase of tickets is required and there are a limited number of tickets available each day 
  • We will pre purchase your tickets for you and you will reimburse the guide when paying for your tour at the end of the day.
  • Headsets to amplify the guide's voice are required and the fee is already included in the pricing below.
  • Admission Price:
    • 25.00 Euros - Adults (includes headset when required)
    • 5.00 Euros - Kids (includes headset when required)
  • The cost of tickets is not included in the cost of the tour. 
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