You decide who tours with you and your own private guide. Our private tours are priced for up to 2 people. If you want to bring more family or friends, you can easily increase the number of participants when you book your tour and the price will adjust automatically.
Other tours visit the Borghese Gallery and Gardens but none give you such a vast breadth of knowledge like the all-encompassing experience we offer. Many tourists miss this one-of-a-kind villa, its gardens and the incredible artwork it houses. But we’ll make sure you see every important detail as your private expert English-speaking guide brings its rich history to life. Going it alone, you risk entry tickets selling out (as they often do), or even missing your pre-booked entry time – which can be both disappointing and upsetting. We have this covered seamlessly with pre-purchased tickets and skip-the-line entrance. You don’t have to worry about a thing.
Cardinal Scipione Borghese was a dedicated art patron. His keen eye for everlasting talent led to commissions of such artistic significance that many of the painters and sculptors of his time became the masters we know and love today. This is your rare chance to see these works as they were intended in their original settings, including: Raphael’s ‘The Deposition,’ Bernini’s ‘Apollo and Daphne,’ ‘Pauline Bonaparte’ by Canova and early pieces from Caravaggio, among others.
Equally as incredible as the art and lavish living spaces of the Borghese Gallery itself, the architectural style of the Renaissance villa and the gardens which surround it are also quite spectacular. Manicured lawns, bubbling fountains, towering monuments - although in the center of bustling Rome, the serenity of this space makes you feel like you are miles away from the city streets.
Your tour will conclude at the top of the Pincio Terrace where you’ll enjoy a sweeping view over Piazza del Popolo, the historic center of Rome and the Dome of St. Peter's. It’s one of the Eternal City's most evocative sights and a great climax to the tour.
Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' access.
Changes made to bookings within the 72 hour window will be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling, headsets and administration.
Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time of the tour.
It is not necessary to bring your voucher. We do recommend bringing the voucher with you as it contains helpful maps and directions to the meeting point. You can present this to your guide on the day of your tour either on a mobile device, or print it out.
A Dark Rome tour is the product of meticulous research, detailed planning, and a passion for providing customers with travel experiences they will cherish forever.
With Dark Rome it's not just facts, our passionate guides tell you the stories that bring the sights to life.