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Borghese Museum Private Tour

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2.5 hours

Tour Type

Walking Tour

Group Size

Private Tour

Meeting Point

Borghese Museum entrance

Whispers of the Past: A Private Encounter with Borghese's Masterpieces

A private tour of the Borghese Museum is akin to a beautifully choreographed waltz with history. As you enter, Rome’s bustling present fades into a hushed silence, replaced by the whispers of a centuries-old narrative that unfolds with each step you take.

With an expert guide at your side, you traverse opulent halls and intimate chambers, each holding a trove of masterpieces crafted by the greatest artists of their era. Bernini’s sculptures, their marble flesh seeming to pulse with life, become more than mere displays; they are silent characters sharing their stories, their passions, their tragedies. The profound drama of Caravaggio’s paintings is heightened in this personal encounter, as you delve deeper into the shadows and light that define his work.

On our tour you will see famous works like The Sleeping Hermaphrodite, Young Woman with a Unicorn by Raphael, and Apollo and Daphne by Bernini. Our guide gets you in ahead of the line, and makes sure you get your own personalized view of Cardinal Scipione Borghese’s spectacular collection.

Children under 7 years of age – Free

Villa Borghese and Museum :
Villa Borghese and Museum :

Nestled above the Spanish Steps lies Villa Borghese, a testament to architectural excellence, its heart beating with an invaluable collection of art held within the Borghese Gallery.

Gian Lorenzo Bernini :
Gian Lorenzo Bernini :

Gian Lorenzo Bernini's marble miracles stand as masterful declarations of his genius. His sculptures are theatrical performances frozen in stone, captivating the onlooker in their silent drama. Four of his masterworks have become the beating heart of this collection, each a testament to his uncanny ability to make stone breathe and sing.

Caravaggio :
Caravaggio :

The Borghese Gallery pays due homage to this luminary, dedicating an entire chamber to his masterful creations. The theatrical contrast of light and shadow, the infamous 'chiaroscuro,' is Caravaggio's signature sonnet to the canvas. Sick Bacchus, David With The Head Of Goliath, Palafrenieri; these and more stand as silent witnesses to Caravaggio's tumultuous journey.

Raphael, Correggio, Titian, and more! :
Raphael, Correggio, Titian, and more! :

The Borghese Gallery is a grand amphitheatre that plays host to a constellation of Renaissance luminaries. As your guide weaves through the curated maze, you will encounter the artful echoes of revered names like Raphael, Correggio, and Titian. Here, Canova's sensual portrayal of Paolina Bonaparte coexists harmoniously with Domenichino's mythical depiction of Diana and Her Nymphs, each piece a testament to the artist's distinctive genius.


Discover a treasure trove of masterpieces in this section, featuring exquisite paintings by Caravaggio, Raphael, and Giotto. And don't miss the rare opportunity to behold the sole work of Leonardo da Vinci on display here


Experience the transcendent beauty of the Sistine Chapel, a testament to the unparalleled genius of Michelangelo. Allow yourself to be captivated by the awe-inspiring masterpieces that adorn its hallowed walls, each a shining example of the artist's divine talent.


In fulfillment of Christ's words to his apostle Peter, "You will be the rock on which I shall build my church," the world's grandest cathedral now majestically stands upon the tomb of St. Peter, bearing witness to the enduring legacy of faith and devotion.

*Please note that our itinerary may change due to closed areas or unforeseen circumstances. Galleria Borghese may be closed on certain days. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility

Tour Highlights

  • Expert Insights at your Pace: Fast Borghese Museum entry with an official art history guide, who will ensure you gain a deeper understanding of each masterpiece.
  • Personalized & Efficient: Skip-the-line access, with a tour tailored to your interests for an immersive and thoughtful interaction with the art.
  • Full Assistance & Comfort: Includes lunch recommendations, photo assistance, and help with transportation.

  • Customized tour tailored to your preferences.
  • Headsets available.
  • Skip-the-line tickets for a hassle-free experience.
  • Engaging, well-groomed guides to enhance your tour.
  • The option for the guide to meet you at your hotel upon request.
  • Transportation costs to and from the tour's meeting point.
  • Water or lunch during the tour.
  • Tips or gratuity for the guide.

This tour is also available as

3 hours

Vatican Museum entrance

Tour's Location

Where does the tour start and end?
  • The tour commences and ends at the entrance of the Borghese museum or in your Hotel on request.
How many people can join this tour?
  • The tour requires a minimum of 1 Person per booking to be conducted.
  • The tour/activity is designed to accommodate a maximum of 8 people.
How do I get to the Vatican?
  • You can get to the Villa Borghese by Metro Line A, stop Spagna or Flaminio, then climb the hill and take a short walk through the gardens to reach Borghese Gallery.
  • Buses 360, 52, 53, 63, 89, 910, and 92 also stop near the Borghese museum.
  • Alternatively, you can take a taxi, or walk if you're staying nearby.
What should I wear?
  • Comfortable shoes, such as sneakers with cushioned insoles, are highly recommended for walking.
  • There is a smart casual dress code for visiting the Borghese Gallery.
What should I bring?
  • Feel free to bring your camera, but remember to turn off the flash in certain rooms.
  • If rain is expected, opt for a compact, foldable umbrella without sharp ends. Larger hotel umbrellas will need to be checked into the museum's cloakroom.
  • Strollers are not permitted in the museum, and the museum requires them to be left in the cloakroom.
What is not allowed?
  • Items such as large backpacks, pocket knives, glass bottles, wine openers, large tripods, and big bags are not allowed. They must be checked into the cloakroom.
  • Photography is allowed in most areas, but flash is prohibited.
Is the tour physically demanding?
  • The museum tour involves walking, some stairs, and uneven terrain. Visitors with mobility issues may find the tour challenging.
  • There are accessible routes available for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility.
  • We recommend you book one month in advance especially during peak season.
Know before you go
  • The Borghese museum is closed on some holidays, so check the schedule with us before planning your visit.
  • The museum may be closed or partially closed due to special events, maintenance, or restoration work, so it's a good idea to check with us in advance.
What is the cancellation policy?
  • For a full refund, tours must be cancelled at least 96 hours prior to the scheduled start time.
  • If a tour is cancelled between 72 and 24 hours before the tour, only the balance amount will be refunded, and the ticket fee will be retained.
  • No refund will be issued for tours cancelled within 24 hours or less of the scheduled start time.
from €310,00

Please book the tour a month in advance

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