Borghese Gallery - The Original Playboy Mansion
ENJOY THE INTIMATE RENAISSANCE MUSEUM THAT'S LOADED WITH OOHS AND AAHS.....
Ready for a museum you can really fall in love with? - I hope so!
The Borghese Gallery isn’t like Rome’s other sprawling and endless museums (but those are awesome too)...
Instead, this one-time home of the Cardinal of Borghese is a manageable way to experience loads of the world’s remaining Renaissance Masterworks, while upping your art-history game too!
Housed inside, you’ll encounter works by Caravaggio, Bernini, Leonardo, Raphael… and the rest of the Ninja Turtles. (Not really… but funny, right? )
Really though… The Borghese is renowned not only for selling out well in advance (every single day) … but also for the sheer volume of fascinating, odd, and intriguing art that this small building contains...
You’ll feel like you’ve accomplished something thoroughly, and gotten a crash course in the wild-western Renaissance, in just a few hours!
A BIG ONE for Art Lovers (you know who you are) … The Borghese is home to a world-class collection of Renaissance treasures.
Marvel at perfectly sculpted faces and bodies, that bring to life mythological treasures like Pluto & Persephone, David, Apollo & Daphne…
Drink in the essence of paintings and sculptures that art historians are still trying to make sense of … hear an expert storyteller bring 500-year-old history to life again …. and … there’s even a statue where the beads of sweat and robes look so photo-realistic that it’s hard to imagine a meer mortal doing such incredible work. ( Divine intervention? - Hmm, well… it is Rome! )
Not your average museum either! - Nope. In fact, the more you hear the stories your Guide will tell, the more you’ll understand about why this petite treasure is considered “The Original Playboy Mansion.” (Have your attention now? - Thought so.)
So book this tour to widen the scope of your imagination! - Good art always does just that, after all. - That’s why this museum sells out fast, everyday. - Not to mention that the 360 degree view you get of each hard-to-believe sculpture is unique, enjoyable, and a rare find in a Roman museum!
Rest Assured… Renaissance inspiration is still with us today, if you know where to look!
(Hint, Hint… it’s right here. For sure. Like, check it out. Really.)
- Bernini’s Apollo and Daphne
- Bernini’s Rape of Proserpina
- Bernini’s David
- Canova’s Pauline Bonaparte
- Caravaggio’s David with the Head of Goliath
- Caravaggio’s Boy with a Basket of Fruits
- Caravaggio’s Young Sick Bacchus
- Raphael’s The Deposition
- Titian’s The Profane and Sacred Love
- Tickets Included
- Bernini, Caravaggio and Raphael in a lavish Baroque villa.
- Revel in the intimate atmosphere of an uncrowded museum in a small group.
- Expert, fluent English-speaking guides
- Headsets for groups of six or more people
You will meet your guide at the designated meeting point on your voucher, you will be given headsets (only for groups over 6).
Now it's on to the gallery! During the tour you are encouraged to ask questions along the way.
At the end of your itinerary you will walk out into the beautiful gardens of the Villa Borghese which you can explore at your own pace. There is a lovely cafe located by the bookshop. There’s also a little train that will take you to several other spots from in front of the gallery for 3 euros per person.
Be prepared to be walking/standing for the length of the tour. You definitely want to wear your most comfortable shoes. The The Borghese Gallery is large and consists of 3 levels so there will be some steps and stairways. If you are concerned about the intensity, contact us for more information, or choose the private option where you can go at your own pace.
Students that book tours for a student price MUST bring their student ID. It is required at the start of the tour.
The Borghese Gallery does not allow bags of any size inside the museum. There is baggage check inside, if you do not want to check your personal items, please leave them behind.
Transportation to/from Hotel:
The meeting point will be displayed on your voucher with very clear explanation of how to reach it, and even a GPS link for the techie folks. After the tour, your guide will give you suggestions for what's close by if you want to grab a bite, a coffee or do a little shopping. They can also point you in the direction of a taxi or the closest metro/bus to get to your next destination.
BYOS (Bring Your Own Snacks) This tour does not include any food of drinks, so make sure you bring a little something to gnaw on if you think you will need it.
Tips are optional but always appreciated something extra for a job well done. Typically, what you would tip a great server is common.
The tour is fully refundable if cancelled more than 72 hours before starting time. Borghese Tickets however, are purchased for each guest so they are not refundable (est. 17 euros per ticket) will not be included in the refunded amount. There may be also be a 2.5% transaction fee to process the refund depending on payment method.
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