4.5 star rating: Recommended 267 Reviews

Add your review

  • Address: Piazzale del Museo Borghese, 5, 00187, Italy
  • Hours: Open Tues - Sun 8:30am - 7:30pm
  • Admission: €22 for adults

Rome ATTRACTIONS See all

Borghese Gallery Tours

Rome’s Borghese Gallery and Museum (Galleria Borghese), housed in a former villa of the eponymous family, houses a large part of the family’s vast collection of antiquities, paintings, and sculptures. Its 22 rooms across two floors showcase many important pieces including paintings by Titian, Raphael, Caravaggio, and Rubens. The city of Rome acquired the Villa Borghese in 1903, opening its collection and gardens to the public. The 1911 World Exposition was held in the park and some of the various countries’ pavilions still exist. 

The Basics
Advance reservations are required to visit the Borghese Gallery and numbers are limited at any given time, so it’s best to book tickets in advance. Travelers can book skip-the-line tickets, a private or small-group tour, or opt for a Segway tour of the greater Borghese Villa. Art historians often lead small-group tours, which add context to the artwork you’re seeing. Even without a tour, you will feel the impressionable impact of Raphael’s The Deposition and Caravaggio’s David with the Head of Goliath, two of the museum’s most famous works.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Borghese Gallery is a must-see for art lovers in Rome.
  • Even with a required advance-purchase ticket, there can be long entry lines. To avoid the wait, consider a private, skip-the-line guided tour.
  • The Borghese limits the number of people who can enter and the time they can stay (two hours), so it’s a great place to enjoy fine art and avoid the crowds found at most Roman art museums.
  • Wi-Fi is free to all visitors.
  • The Borghese features accessible restrooms and a small elevator to the second floor.

How to Get There
The Borghese Gallery is in central Rome, located within the Villa Borghese. You’ll find the Villa Borghese up the Spanish Steps on the path to the left. You can catch Metro Linea A to Flaminio in the Piazza del Popolo, from which the museum is located up the hill.

When to Get There
The Borghese Gallery is open from 8:30am to 7:30pm Tuesday through Sunday. Like most Roman attractions, the Borghese is at its busiest in summer. It’s best to purchase your ticket for early in the morning, as that is often when it is quieter.

The Borghese Family Effect
The Borgheses were a powerful Italian family who rose to prominence and wealth after one member became Pope Paul V in 1552 and gave power and titles to many family members. One such was the pope’s nephew, Cardinal Scipione Borghese, who built the Villa Borghese and Borghese Gardens in the 17th century to hold parties and house his private art collections. He was a patron of the famous artist Bernini, so many of Bernini’s sculptures—including Apollo and Daphne and David—are held in the Borghese collection. 

Tours & Tickets

See all

Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery Tickets, Rome, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 2

Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery Tickets

4.5 star rating: Recommended 702 Reviews

If you want to visit the Borghese Gallery in Rome at your leisure, without a guide, but don't want to wait in the entrance queue, book this skip-the-line ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: Flexible

From USD $45.09
2-Hour Skip-the-Line Tickets to the Borghese Gallery in Rome, Rome, Skip-the-Line Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 2

2-Hour Skip-the-Line Tickets to the Borghese Gallery in Rome

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Experience the Borghese Gallery, one of the most beautiful and famed art museums in the world, on this 2-hour tour without having to wait in line at the ticket ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $36.00
Borghese Gallery Tickets, Rome, Skip-the-Line Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 2

Borghese Gallery Tickets

With this skip-the-line Borghese Gallery ticket, you can visit one of Rome’s most beautiful Art Museums without the hassle of standing in line to pick up your ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.34
Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery and Gardens Walking Tour, Rome, Museum Tickets & Passes
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery and Gardens Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1261 Reviews

Book your Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery and Gardens Walking Tour ahead of time to take advantage of jumping the queue with reserved tickets. Upgrade your ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.00
Small Group Borghese Gallery Tour with Bernini Caravaggio and Raphael, Rome, Skip-the-Line Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Small Group Borghese Gallery Tour with Bernini Caravaggio and Raphael

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 40 Reviews

This 2.5 hour tour of the Villa Borghese as it is an art museum in a league of its own. Instead of trying to be encyclopedic, like the Louvre, this 17th ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $67.63
Private Tour: Borghese Gallery and Baroque Rome Art History Walking Tour, Rome, Literary, Art & ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Tour: Borghese Gallery and Baroque Rome Art History Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 67 Reviews

The Borghese Gallery has the most impressive collection of art in Rome. All the masters are there: Bernini, Raphael, Titian and Caravaggio among many other ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $104.41
Rome Segway Tour: Villa Borghese, Rome, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Rome Segway Tour: Villa Borghese

4.5 star rating: Recommended 64 Reviews

Cruise through the gardens of beautiful Villa Borghese in Rome by Segway! Near the popular Spanish Steps, Villa Borghese is known as the green heart of Rome -- ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $88.98
Borghese Gallery Small-Group Tour - Baroque & Renaissance in Rome, Rome, Segway Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Borghese Gallery Small-Group Tour - Baroque & Renaissance in Rome

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 17 Reviews

Explore the magnificent Borghese Gallery and Gardens on  this small-group (maximum of 6) tour. Visit the Villa Borghese Pinciana, home to the Borghese Gallery ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.60
Borghese Gallery Private Tour Explore the Masterpieces by Bernini Caravaggio and Raphael, Rome, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Borghese Gallery Private Tour Explore the Masterpieces by Bernini Caravaggio and Raphael

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Tour the Borghese Gallery to see works of art by Bernini, Caravaggio, Raphael and many more.

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $153.05
Borghese Gallery Story Tellers Small Group Tour, Rome, Historical & Heritage Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Borghese Gallery Story Tellers Small Group Tour

Our  Small-Group Borghese Gallery "Story Tellers" Tour  is perfect for the art-loving traveler, who wants to view a high concentration of amazing ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.50

See all

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message