Don’t miss your chance to make reservations for Rome’s dazzling Galleria Borghese. Tickets to this famed collection of masterpieces by Bernini, Caravaggio, Raphael, Titian and Canova, among other well-known artists, is no easy affair if you wait until the last minute. With an art collection that rivals that of the Vatican in importance, this smaller museum is a veritable gem secluded in the lush Villa Borghese park.
Due to its popularity with locals and tourists alike the Borghese Gallery has a strict ticketing policy that requires advanced purchase with fixed entry times and number of entrances per time slot, often selling out far in advance. To meet this demand Dark Rome offers a tickets only option so that people interested in visiting on their own can benefit from the same service as our full tour customers, but without our guided visit.
The richly decorated residence itself dates from the early 1600s and its sumptuous interior was designed specifically for the purpose of exhibiting the collection of one of the Renaissance’s most prolific art patrons, Cardinal Scipione Borghese, nephew to Pope Paul V (1552-1621).
Among the masterpieces, you’ll see Bernini’s ‘Apollo and Daphne’, many of Caravaggio’s most representative works, as well as Raphael’s ‘The Deposition’, and later additions like Titian’s ‘Sacred and Profane Love’ and Canova’s ‘Venus Victrix’, which actually bears the likeness of one of the villa’s later owners, Napoleon’s sister Pauline Bonaparte. There is also a prohibitive collection of sculptures and mosaics from Roman antiquity.
You will walk away from this experience with a delightful dose aesthetics, knowing that you were lucky enough to get in to see these works, all with the freedom of exploring the gallery on your own.
Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' access.
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