Tour of Borghese Gallery (Galleria Borghese) with your private guide to admire the extraordinary collection of works of art housed in the Villa Pinciana; the Villa host the Borghese Gallery where Cardinal Scipione Borghese collected paintings and sculptures, both ancient and of his times, creating an extraordinary collection with masterpieces by Bernini, Canova, Caravaggio, Titian, and other outstanding artists.
The Borghese Gallery is surrounded form the most important green space of the town of Rome: Villa Borghese. More than 70 hectares of park, a large number of minor building, the Villa Borghese park include the Pincio area, where a large balcony overlooks Piazza del Popolo and in the distance you can see the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica.
Your expert private guide will explain about the history of Cardinal Scipione Borghese that was particularly interested on the work of arts of Caravaggio and Bernini: in the walking tour through the various rooms of the Borghese Gallery you can see among the others David with the Head of Goliath and St. John the Baptist in the desert of Caravaggio; the David and Apollo and Daphne of Bernini. The large collection include also: Pauline Bonaparte of Canova, the Last Judgement, Ascension and Pentecost of Beato Angelico, the Flagellation of Piero della Francesca and many others. The private guided tour with your personal art expert guide include also a short visit of the park of Villa Borghese and will show you also a part of the park with the secret garden of Cardinal Borghese.
Time permitting, after the private guided tour of Borghese Gallery, the guide will call a taxi (to be paid on site) to reach the church of St. Peter in Chains, containing a reliquary with the chains of St. Peter and wher it is possible to admire the magnificent marble statue of Moses by Michelangelo, part of the tomb of Pope Julius II.
Duration of the private tour: 3 hours
Start Time Private Tour: Morning Tour or Afternoon Tour: you can require whatever start time you like.
Meeting Point: At the lobby of your hotel in Rome or to be decided at the confirmation
- Personal expert and licensed guide
- Gratuities (optional)
- Admission fees to church and museums
- Borghese Gallery tickets approx 15 Euro per person to be paid on site
- Not available on Mondays.
- More of 8 persons rates on request.
- To skip the entrance line we provide to reserve your tickets
- On request: Private chauffeured car or minivan with English speaking driver
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