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Rome - 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 in Rome

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

 

This tour is currently only running as a private tour.

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

 

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

FAQ's

We accept most major credit cards and payment forms. Please see the bottom of our website for the payment types accepted.

Most of our customers enjoy having the benefits of a private tour. You have your own guide. You can have rest stops when you like. We can tailor the tour to suit your needs and preferences. We always choose the best guide for your needs, whether you are a family, an art school, or a company doing an incentive event.

All our tours except our Sex, Drugs and Renaissance tour are kid friendly. When doing a private tour with us, you have your own guide, so tell us in the notes of the booking the ages of your kids and we will tailor the tour and choose a guide that’s great for kids for you. We also have 4 special kids’ tours in Florence.

No large bags or backpacks in museums, in churches shoulders and knees must be covered so bring a scarf to cover your shoulders. IF it’s a walking, bicycle or a countryside tour make sure to bring comfortable shoes.

It’s important for everyone to bring their ID

student or children for the museum

All tours are conducted in English only unless otherwise noted or requested. Other languages available for all private tours on request.

We recommend arriving 15 minutes before departure time for all tours and services

We are offering mainly Private and some Semi-private tours at the moment. We do not offer many semi private small group tours anymore due to the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. The difference between Private and Semi-private is that the private tours are fully private tours with your own guide and the Semi-private are small shared group tours where individuals can join others.

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.

Yes, visit our Get In Touch page for all our contact details.

Save time by browsing our website for ideas on romantic getaways, historic residences, palace and castle stays, beautiful views, good value vacations, classic Tuscan country holidays and top attractions. Stop by to chat with us about the best shopping and restaurants in Florence and Tuscany!

Yes. ArtViva, The Original and Best Walking Tours is an ASTA registered company based in Florence, Italy, respecting national and international laws and regulations regarding tourism. (Chamber of Commerce Number 516411)

Reviews

5 reviews for Rome – 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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