Plan Your Visit

Open Hours

Borghese Gallery is open on all days except Tuesday from 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Time slots are : 9:00 to 11:00 AM, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, 1:00 to 3:00 PM, 3:00 to 5:00 PM and 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

The gallery is closed on Monday.

Piazzale Scipione Borghese, 5, 00197 Roma RM, Italy Directions

Getting There

Take bus 116 and get off at Galleria Borghese or take bus 910 (from Termini Station) and get off at Pinciana/Museo Borghese.

Closest stop is Spagna; however, be prepared for a bit of an uphill walk.

Tips to Enjoy your Borghese Gallery Visit

  • The entire Borghese gallery is spread across two floors: the ground floor and the first floor. The first floor houses an extensive painting collection and only 90 people are allowed at once. The best way to explore the gallery is to immediately head to the first floor at the beginning of your time slot. Most tourists start their visit by exploring the ground floor, and then head upstairs. This often ends up resulting in a rushed experience, especially if you get stuck waiting to enter. By going here first, you can avoid the crowds and admire the paintings in peace.
  • At the museum, it is mandatory that you check-in any large pieces of baggage, including purses, waist pouches and even camera bags. The locker facility is free of charge, but the line can get a little long. Arrive early so that can easily and quickly check in your thing.
  • Hang on to your entry ticket - you will need it to enter the restroom!
  • You can take your camera inside the gallery (just not a camera bag). Photography is allowed; however, it is advised not to use flash as it may adversely impact the artwork.
  • Even if you are not checking baggage, it's a good idea to arrive 30-45 mins prior to your time slot. This will give you enough time to check your baggage, get an audio guide, use the restroom etc.
  • The beautiful manicured Villa Borghese Gardens have been the location of Hollywood movies like "Eat Pray Love" and the Woody Allen movie, "To Rome with Love".
  • There is a small gift shop on the premises of the gallery where you can buy souvenirs. The shop closes at 7:00 PM, when the last tour ends, so in case you visit during the last slot, shop prior to your start time rather than at the end.
Borghese Gallery Small Group Tour with Bernini, Caravaggio & Raphael
Small Group Tour • Skip The Line • Expert Guide
  • The expert English-speaking guide can bring the stories of the Borghese Gallery to life with animated and passionate narration.
  • The skip-the-line tickets will save you the hassle of waiting in a long line to enter. The stroll through the gardens outside the Borghese Gallery is truly delightful.
  • Small Group of 15 or lower.
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