Borghese Gallery and Gardens Guided Walking Tour

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from €30.00 EUR
Duration: 3 Hours
 Seller: Viator
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Delight In the Borghese Gallery and Villa Borghese Gardens in Rome with skip-the-line admission and a guided walking tour restricted to 20 individuals.

Discover the artistic and historical treasures of the Borghese Gallery and Villa Borghese Gardens in Rome with our exclusive skip-the-line small-group walking tour. Secure your spot in advance and avoid missing out on this popular attraction, which often sells out. Marvel at masterpieces by Caravaggio, Bernini, Titian, and other Italian luminaries, then enjoy a leisurely stroll through the serene gardens, culminating in a breathtaking view of the city from the Pincian terrace. Upgrade to a private tour for a more personalized experience.

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Borghese Gallery: A Treasure Trove of Masterpieces

Begin your tour at the Borghese Gallery, where you’ll bypass the queue with your skip-the-line access. Immerse yourself in the world of Italian art, as you admire the gallery’s stunning collection, featuring works by Caravaggio, Bernini, Canova, and Titian. Your expert guide will share fascinating stories, techniques, and secrets behind these renowned paintings and sculptures.

Borghese Gallery and Gardens Guided Walking Tour

Borghese Gallery and Gardens Guided Walking Tour

Villa Borghese Gardens: A Sanctuary in the Heart of Rome

After exploring the gallery, step outside into the Villa Borghese Gardens, a tranquil oasis nestled above Rome’s bustling Piazza del Popolo. Your guide will lead you through the park, where you can marvel at the beautiful monuments, fountains, and diverse plant life. The tour concludes at the Pincian terrace, offering a panoramic view of Rome’s rooftops and plazas.

Highlights
  • Enjoy fast-track entry to the Borghese Gallery and Gardens
  • Admire a rich collection of art by Italian masters like Caravaggio, Bernini, and Titian
  • Wander the tranquil Villa Borghese Gardens with a knowledgeable guide
  • Experience a small-group tour limited to 15 participants for personalized attention
  • Upgrade to a private tour exclusive to your group
What's Included
  • Guided visit to the Borghese Gallery
  • Walking tour of Villa Borghese Gardens
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 participants
  • Skip-the-line access to the Borghese Gallery
  • Headsets to ensure clear audio from your guide
What's not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the tour’s start time. If you cancel less than 24 hours before the tour’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded. Any changes made less than 24 hours before the tour’s start time will not be accepted. This tour is subject to good weather and a minimum number of travelers. If canceled due to poor weather or the minimum number of travelers not being met, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Useful Info

From the Pincio, it is possible to walk to the Crooked Wall (Muro Torto), which is the boundary of Rome’s largest park, the setting for the Villa Borghese. In summer, Romans come here to enjoy the huge lawns and wander by the lakes or along the winding alleys.

The villa was created in the seventeenth century by Cardinal Scipione Borghese and enlarged several times before being acquired by the state. The collections housed inside recall the lifestyles of those patrician villas, where wealthy families could enjoy the clean air while indulging their favourite passion: amassing great collections of old masters, sculptures, and objets d’art. On the way to the nearby Villa Giulia, stop for a moment at the romantic Giardino del Lago, laid out at the end of the eighteenth century; on an island in the lake stands a reproduction of a small temple of Aesculapius. A little further on, the path leads to the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna and the fascinating Etruscan museum of the Villa Giulia, with archeological finds from Latium, Umbria and Southern Tuscany. The name of the Villa Giulia recalls its former owner, Pope Julius III (1550-1555), who entrusted its design to the architect Vignola. Surrounded by a garden which originally extended down to the banks of the Tiber, this elegant palace is typical of the Mannerist era with its theatrical nymphaeum comprising rocks, imitation grottoes, and statues.

The Villa Borghese (in fact, a small palace) is a stately and refined edifice datingfrom the eighteenth century in its present form. Its park, handsomely laid out with fountains and mock ruins, is one of the city’s largest, and its arena is the scene of international show-jumping from April to May every year.

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