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Borghese Gallery Entrance Tickets

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Duration: 2 Hrs
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  • Save time on queues as you skip the lines to enter the legendary Borghese Gallery in Rome.
  • Admire amazing art collections by Caravaggio, Raphael, Titian, Bernini, and Canova that are sure to take your breath away.
  • See paintings by Caravaggio such as David with the Head of Goliath and Boy with a Basket of Fruit.
  • There's also Raphael's The Deposition along with sculptures by Bernini, such as David.
  • Wander through the Villa Borghese and enjoy the verdant gardens adorned with gorgeous flowers in bloom.
  • Note: The booking fee is included in your ticket.
  • The Cloakroom is temporarily located outside the Museum.
  • Luggage storage is mandatory for items such as bags, backpacks, strollers or trolleys, umbrellas, selfie sticks, or other items whose danger or size is assessed by the security staff.
  • It is also forbidden to enter the Museum with food, drinks (including water), and animals (with the exception of guide dogs).
  • These tickets cannot be canceled, amended, or rescheduled.

Villa Borghese Gallery: Skip The Line Guided Tour

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Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Bypass the hours-long ticketing lines and enjoy priority access to the famed Borghese Gallery.
  • Get the chance to admire one of the most incredible collections of art in Europe.
  • Navigate your way through the expansive collection with the help of your professional, English-speaking tour guide.
  • Get fascinating insights into the different artworks you will encounter during your visit.
  • Admire Bernini’s legendary sculpture of ‘Apollo and Daphne' and Raphael's 'The Deposition'.
  • Note: This guided tour is only available in English.
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24h before the schedule.

Borghese Gallery Reopens to the Public in 2021

The Borghese Gallery, one of Rome’s most-visited museums, reopened its doors on 26 April 2021. The museum has reopened with several safety measures in place, the primary one being that they now accept online reservations. If you're planning a visit, here's what to keep in mind:

Updated Safety Measures and Rules at the Borghese Gallery [2021]

  • The Borghese Gallery now accepts online reservations. Guests are recommended to prebook their tickets online to ensure contactless experiences.
  • 80 visitors will be permitted into the gallery in 2-hour shifts. Book your tickets in advance to get your preferred time slot.
  • All visitors must wear masks that completely cover the face and mouth throughout the duration of their visit
  • Guests will undergo a temperature check before entry. Any individual with a temperature higher than 37.5° C (99.5° F) will be denied entry.
  • Social distancing is mandatory at the museum. All individuals must maintain a minimum of 2 meters distance from others.
  • Only 4-10 visitors are now permitted in a group – irrespective of whether on a guided tour or traveling together
  • All areas of the museum are being regularly sanitized and disinfected

Borghese Gallery Tickets 2021

Art and history courses through Rome’s veins like few other cities in the world. Nestled amidst the beautiful Villa Borghese Gardens is a museum home to centuries worth of treasured art -- the Borghese Gallery. Housed within a stunning 17th Century estate is a priceless collection of masterpieces by once-in-a-generation names like Bernini, Raphael, Titian and Caravaggio. The artwork at the Borghese Gallery was once the sole collection of Cardinal Scipione Borghese, an avid art collector. Today, it is one of the most-visited attractions in Rome. Book Borghese Gallery tickets to be part of an eye-opening art experience.

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Borghese Gallery, Villa Borghese Gardens

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Borghese Gallery, Villa Borghese Gardens

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What to See at the Borghese Gallery

What started out as the private collection of a prominent cardinal, the Borghese Gallery today is a beautiful public museum for art lovers. Soak in the blood, sweat and tears of some of the greatest artists to have ever lived, like Bernini, Caravaggio and Raphael. Here are some of the top highlights at Borghese Gallery.

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Apollo and Daphne, Bernini

Bernini’s Apollo and Daphne is arguably one of the most beautiful sculptures at the Borghese Gallery. It depicts the tragic tale of the God of Archery, Apollo, and the Nymph, Daphne. Hit by cupid’s arrow, Apollo falls in love and chases after Daphne, only to have her transform into a tree just before he catches her. Despite its stationary form, the sculpture marvelously captures movement and fluidity; once can notice Daphne’s gradual transformation from human to tree, where Bernini has left some parts of her as a woman, while others that seem to show the bark of a tree gradually wrapping itself around her.

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Ratto Di Proserpina, Bernini

It’s ironic that one of Bernini’s most celebrated works of art, depicts tragedy. At the age of 23, through dramatic fashion and marble, he portrayed the tragic abduction of Proserpina at the hands of the god, Pluto. This sculpture is about 7.5 feet in height and is made from a unique Carerra marble that seems to imbibe the appearance of softness. Influenced by classic Baroque style, Bernini’s sculpture depicts life-like motion of flesh. This can be clearly seen in the delicate details; whether it’s Pluto’s hands sinking into Proserpina’s soft flesh, the anguish on her face, or his tense muscles as he attempts to overpower her.

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Dama Con Liocorna, Raphael

The first thing one notices about Raphael’s Young Woman with a Unicorn painting is the subject’s eyes: a piercing blue with a stoic expression. Art history experts have debated the young woman’s true identity over the centuries, with several theories propping up, but no clear answer. They have also drawn comparisons between this painting and Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa -- the former was painted just a short while after the Mona Lisa. Raphael’s work, drawing inspiration from Da Vinci, portrays the subject in a similar pose, with folded hands, a slight angle and a vivid background. Observe the unicorn, which was considered to be a symbol of women’s purity.

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David Con La Testa Di Golia, Caravaggio

While the Borghese Gallery is home to a myriad of Caravaggio’s artwork, perhaps his most personal masterpiece deserves maximum attention. While on the run after being charged with murder, Caravaggio painted what experts have dubbed as a self-portrait. Goliath’s severed head is understood to be his own, with David being the executioner. This painting shows the maturity of Raphael as an artist; observe the dark, earthy background, as a bright contrast to the luminous figure of a youthful and determined David. The older, weaker Goliath portrays despair, with the marks of blood and lifeless eyes, seemingly conveying a damned Caravaggio.

Villa Borghese Gardens

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In the heart of the city lie the ornamental Villa Borghese Gardens, amidst which the Borghese Gallery resides. Back during the 1600s, the Cardinal thought to convert his vineyards into sprawling gardens. These lush gardens were eventually remade to suit English tastes and then converted into a public space in 1903. The gardens themselves are located atop Pincian Hill, from where one can look over the bustling Piazza del Popolo. The extensive landscape of the Villa Borghese Gardens is home to a variety of species of flora and fauna. The Borghese Garden is one of the largest public parks in Rome, with more than 90 unique points of interest, including historic statues and monuments. There’s plenty to see here, like the Bioparco Di Roma Zoo, Villa Medici and the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art.

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What are Borghese Gallery’s hours?

Borghese Gallery hours are from 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM from Tuesday to Sunday with final admission at 05:00 PM. It is closed on Mondays.

How long should I spend at the Borghese Gallery?

It should take about two hours to cover most of the attractions at the Borghese Gallery.

What is the best time to visit the Borghese Gallery?

You can visit the Borghese Gallery at any time. However, if you’re looking for smaller crowds, it’s best to visit early morning or late evening, and during the off-season in the year.

Where is the Borghese Gallery located?

The Borghese Gallery is located at Piazzale Scipione Borghese, 5, 00197 Roma RM, Italy.
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Can I take the bus to the Borghese Gallery?

Yes, you can take the bus to get to the Borghese Gallery. Get off at Pinciana/Museo Borghese stop. From here, the gallery is within a 5-minute walking distance.

Can I take the train to the Borghese Gallery?

Yes, you can take the train to get to the Borghese Gallery. Alight at either Piazza di Spagna or Barberini station. From here, the Borghese Gallery is at a 20-minute walking distance.

Is photography allowed at the Borghese Gallery?

Yes. Photography is permitted; however, please do not use flash.

Is there a bookshop at the Borghese Gallery?

Yes. At the Borghese Gallery bookshop, you can get guidebooks in multiple languages, along with other literature like pamphlets, posters, souvenirs, art publications and more.

Is storage facility available at the Borghese Gallery?

Yes. You can store large bags, baby strollers and umbrellas at the cloakroom. Guests are advised to carry small purses or backpacks.

Is the Borghese Gallery wheelchair-accessible?

Yes. Those with physical disabilities can comfortably visit the Borghese Gallery. Wheelchairs are also available on-site for rent.

How do I enter the Borghese Gallery?

The easiest way to get to the Borghese Gallery is by going through the Villa Borghese Gardens entrance. In total, the gallery has 9 different entrances: Via Raimondi (2 entrances), Via Pinciana (2 entrances), Piazzale Pablo Picasso (via di Valle Giulia), Piazzale Flaminio, Via Aldrovandi, Piazzale Cervantes, Piazzale San Paolo del Brasile. Get other great Borghese Gallery tips here.

How many people are permitted inside the Borghese Gallery at a time?

Guests are advised to pre-book their tickets online in advance as only 80 visitors are allowed entry every two hours; otherwise, you run the risk of being turned away due to a lack of availability of free slots.

Are dining options available at the Borghese Gallery?

Yes, dining options are available in and around the museum. Inside, you can dine at the Vivi Bistrot, while within the gardens, you can eat at Pic Nic-That’s Amir cafe or Pizzeria San Marco.

Borghese Gallery Tickets FAQs

Is it safe to visit the Borghese Gallery post-Coronavirus in 2021?

The Borghese Gallery reopened to the public in 2021. To ensure the safety of its visitors, the Borghese Gallery has implemented safety measures and guidelines, the most important one being it now accepts online reservations. 

What public safety measures are in place at the Borghese Gallery in 2021?

The Borghese Gallery reopened in 2021 with multiple health and safety measures in place. The Borghese Gallery now accepts online reservations; 80 guests will be provided entry in 2-hour shifts. It is mandatory that visitors wear masks throughout their entire visit, and they also will undergo temperature checks at the entry.

Are Borghese Gallery tickets available online in 2021?

Yes. You can book your Borghese Gallery tickets online now. They permit 80 visitors in 2-hour slots now, so make sure to pre-book your tickets online.

Do my Borghese Gallery tickets include priority access?

Yes. Borghese Gallery tickets include skip-the-line access, allowing you to bypass the long waiting lines.

Are guided tours of the Borghese Gallery available?

It depends on the ticket you book; you would have to specifically book Borghese Gallery tickets that include guided tours. With these tickets, you’ll be accompanied by a professional English-speaking guide through your tour.

What is the cancelation policy for Borghese Gallery tickets?

It depends on the Borghese Gallery ticket you choose to book. While some tickets offer a full refund on canceling within a stipulated time period, for others there may be no refund available on cancelation. Please check before you make your reservation. 

How many visitors are allowed inside the Borghese Gallery in 2021?

The Borghese Gallery is permitting only 80 visitors at a time, in two-hour slots.

What are Borghese Gallery hours in 2021? 

Borghese Gallery hours are 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM from Tuesday to Sunday, with final entry at 05:00 PM. It is closed on the weekends.

What is the best time to visit the Borghese Gallery?

There are five time slots available daily start from 9:00 AM. The 11:00 AM time slot is the most popular and the 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM slots witness the smallest crowds. We recommend booking your tickets a week in advance to ensure you get your desired time slot.

Do I need tickets for the Borghese Gardens?

No, access to the Villa Borghese gardens is completely free of charge.

What is the best way to get to the Borghese Gallery?

You can take the bus or the train to get to the Borghese Gallery. If you take the bus, alight at Pinciana/Museo Borghese stop and walk to the gallery; if you take the train, you can get off at either Barberini or Piazza di Spagna stations and walk to the gallery.