Urban Opulence: The Best of the Borghese Gallery & Garden Tour

Explore the best of the extraordinary Borghese collection, its stunning villa and grounds on this tour


Urban Opulence: The Best of the Borghese Gallery & Garden Tour

Experience the best Borghese tour

Tour this immense collection of precious art, plus a visit to its stunning surrounding gardens!

Highlights of Urban Opulence: Borghese Gallery & Garden:

  • Explore marvellous masterpieces by famous Italian Renaissance artists like Caravaggio, Titian and Raphael
  • Admire famous statues such as Canova’s statue of Pauline Borghese, Bernini’s statue of Apollo and Daphne
  • Learn about Scipione Borghese, a 17th century Cardinal, art lover and patron, and his family’s marvellous collection of paintings, sculptures and antiquities
  • Marvel at the wondrous gardens – its statues, monuments, fountains and amphitheater!

Tour Details


LOW SEASON (2nd of January to 31st of March; 1st of November to the 31st of December) meeting time and dates: 2:30pm Tuesdays & Saturdays

HIGH SEASON (2nd of April to the 31st of October) meeting time and dates: 2:30pm Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays

Start time: 15 minutes after tour meeting time given above

Meeting point: Meets in front of the Borghese Gallery entrance on Piazzale del Museo Borghese n. 5. Our guide will have an ArtViva sign.

Includes: entry to visit the gallery – museum and gardens

Excludes: Optional gratuities

Maximum participants per group: 12 adults

Note: Tour not available on Christmas Day (25th of December)

Meeting Point

Our guide will be waiting with an ArtViva sign.
Meets in front of the Borghese Gallery entrance
Viale del Museo Borghese, 5, Roma, RM, Italia


Knees and shoulders must be covered to enter the churches! Travelling in hot weather? Don’t worry, you can drape a shawl over your shoulders.

If you enjoyed your tour and would like to give your guide a token of appreciation, tips are happily accepted. When asked, the office staff recommends whatever amount you feel comfortable with giving.

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5 reviews for Urban Opulence: The Best of the Borghese Gallery & Garden Tour

  1. Brandon Bolinger

    The gallery and gardens and the works on display are breathtaking. It was made all the more special by Francesca’s immense enthusiasm in sharing them with us.

  2. Suzanne McPhail

    Our tour guide was an amazing source of interesting information. He knew the history, the art, everything. We had a wonderful tour. Thank you.

  3. Jan

    Passionate guide. Very informative

  4. Bob Zappone

    Excellent tour and EXCELLENT guide! I highly recommend this tour!

  5. Dale Selves

    This was one of several tours that we booked with ArtViva. This particular one was booked as a small group but ended up to be two couples making it feel like a private tour. Our guide stated his expertise at the start of the tour so we knew from which perspective he spoke. His attention to our interests and questions was a 10 of 10. There is so much to see and so many details in the art of the Gallery that one is hurting themselves by not investing in a private tour. This tour was one of several highlights of our stay. Unfortunately, the time of season bringing early darkness and a rainy day conspired against seeing the gardens. Next time!

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