Borghese Museum entrance
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
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'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.
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.
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