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Galleria Borghese, Rome

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Galleria Borghese is housed in a villa once used for elegant private parties. The art gallery contains a substantial part of a collection of paintings and sculptures amassed by Scipione Borghese, a 17th-century cardinal and art patron. Borghese was an early benefactor of artists Caravaggio and Bernini. You can explore 20 rooms across two floors. The main floor is mostly devoted to the period between the first and the third centuries, featuring mosaics of gladiators and several sculptures. In other sections of the gallery, you can see works by such artists as Canova, Raphael, Correggio, Titian, Rubens, and Veronese. An advance ticket, which you can book on the gallery's website, is required. Our Rome trip itinerary tool makes visiting Rome and other {2} attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Recommend a guide since you want to absorb as much as possible....this is a great opportunity to see some classic sculpture and paintings close up in reasonably sized museum. Bernini's and Caravaggio....  more »
  • There are lots of painting in this but garden outside is too huge that u have so many option to around like taking a cycle, or bugghy...  more »
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  • Caravaggio’s .... Bernini’s .... and other incredible artwork.. we have been coming to visit almost every year over the last 25-30 years. This year we started focusing specifically on a couple favorite artists mentioned above!!! Please!!! If you intend to visit go to the sanctioned site and purchase your tickets in advance. You will pay about $15-18 dollars or euros - no more!!! I was shocked to see the vendors outside the museum waiting for the unsuspecting tourists who paid two and three times the actual costs. “Skip the line” and other type agencies waiting for tourists to get the tickets they purchased from their countries. The truth is that the Borghese museum is well organized with timed entry every 2 hours..... the groups walk in and are out in those two hours. Do a little research up front and know what art you want to see and you will have 2 hours to see those pieces..... don’t be taken by vendors outside of the Borghese and pay double or triple. This is an absolute treasure of Rome. You will be within inches of some of the most amazing pieces of art.
  • There are so many one of a kind pieces of art to see in this museum! My favorite was the statue of Apollo and Daphne. The craftsmanship and skill that went into making it was plain to the naked eye and awe inspiring. WORD OF WARNING: You will be kicked out of the gallery after your allotted 2 hours of time. Make sure you keep that in mind as you browse.
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