Galleria Borghese: a museum in Rome you just have to visit.
Whether you're an art lover or not, a visit at the Galleria Borghese is a unique experience that we strongly suggest you have. You'll spend two hours surrounded by the most beautiful works of the Italian artists from the 15th to the 19th century, from Renaissance to Neoclassicism, in the twenty rooms of the gallery, decorated with frescoes.
The Villa Borghese is the ancient home of Scipione Borghese, a cardinal who lived from 1577 to 1633 and who initiated the collection which later became the Galleria Borghese we can visit nowadays. There just aren't words enough to describe the masterpieces of Caravaggio, Raphael, Titian, Correggio, Antonello da Messina, Giovanni Bellini, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Canova and the other artists whose works you will see at the Galleria Borghese.
We said you will spend two hours among the pure beauty of the Galleria Borghese, and not a minute more – you might ask yourself why. As you might have understood Galleria Borghese is one of the museums in Rome with the highest number of masterpieces, and there are many requests for visits. In order to allow its visitors to fully enjoy the gallery's wonders, and to protect the works from being exposed to the public for too long, the management of the Galleria Borghese organizes two-hour visits, with not more that 360 persons and with mandatory exit at the end.
It's better if you book your visit well in advance: you can do that online on the gallery's website.
We are here to give you all the useful information you might need: we are a ten-minute walk from the Galleria Borghese and we certainly know it well!