Visit the magnificent 17thcentury residence of Cardinal Borghese and one of the most impressive collections of art in Europe. It is a building that was from the first integral with its gardens, nowadays considered quite separately by tourists as the Villa Borghese gardens. The Galleria Borghese houses a substantial part of the Borghese collection of paintings, sculpture and antiquities, begun by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, the nephew of Pope Paul V (reign 1605-1621). The Villa was built by the architect Flaminio Ponzio, developing sketches by Scipione Borghese himself, who used it as a villa suburbana, a party villa at the edge of Rome.
Scipione Borghese was an early patron of Bernini and an avid collector of works by Caravaggio, who is well represented in the collection by his Boy with a Basket of Fruit, St. Jerome, Sick Bacchus and others. Other paintings of note include Titian's Sacred and Profane Love, Raphael's Entombment of Christ and works by Peter Paul Rubens and Federico Barocci.
This three hour private walking tour with a licensed tour guide will take you to see the highlights of this very important gallery including the works by Raphael, Bernini, Canova, Rubens, and Caravaggio.
Reservations must be made in advance and tickets cost Euro 11.00. less >>
in order to avoid waiting in line.
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