IN SHORT: A villa full of delights, not an incredibly large collection, but one with invaluable works of art. Painting and sculptures from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. All inside a 17th century villa, surrounded by acres of public park.
IN MORE DETAIL: An immense park, one of the green lungs of Rome and the place of leisure for a well-cultured cardinal who was passionate about early 17th century Rome. A visit to the villa and Gallery is a must for those who really want to learn about the magnitude and splendor of Roman nobility. A treasure place of masterpieces, such as the first great and amazing sculptures by Bernini, six paintings by Caravaggio, and other very important Renaissance and Baroque works by Raphael, Titian, Correggio, Lanfranco, Domenichino. Plus, every single inch of the village is decorated with frescoes, stucco, mosaic, marble and precious furniture. So it’s not just the collection, but the entire surroundings, that make the Borghese Gallery spectacular. A visit to the Borghese is alone worth the trip to Rome.
MEETING PLACE At the Borghese Gallery entrance
DURATION 3 hours
PRACTICAL TIMES Admission rotates every 2 hours, starting from 9:00 a.m. Maximum length of stay is 2 hours.
TRANSPORTATION on foot
SUITABLE FOR everybody
ACCESSIBILITY Accessible to wheelchair users (but it’s best to request in advance for use of the wheelchair lift).
TICKET/RESERVATIONS Reservations are NECESSARY and must be made at the Galleria Borghese office website. No entrance fee on the first Sunday of every month, but reservations are still necessary. Tickets: Adults €11, EU students 18 – 25 years old €6.50, Under 18 free. Reservation fee: €2.
NOTES Spectacular. Perfect for photography lovers. The large sculptures by Bernini and the rest of the collection is filled with extraordinary works.
Vita da Principe: i Chigi e i Corsini
2 palazzi storici: palazzo Corsini e Villa Chigi detta “Farnesina” per passare dalle storie di un banchiere circondato da artisti e cortigiane alle storie di Papi, cardinali e regine capricciose.