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Galleria Borghese

Explore the Galleria Borghese and save 15 € of entry fees with the Rome City Pass

Galleria Borghese Gesamtansicht im Park Borghese Park um die Galleria Borghese zum Verweilen für Touristen

The Galleria Borghese is a world famous museum that is located in the Villa Borghese and is home to numerous art works that span over two floors and twenty halls. Impressive sculptures are located on the lower floor, while paintings can be found on the upper floor. The art collection in the Galleria Borghese was donated by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, who was the founder of the Villa Borghese. 

Opening Hours of the Galleria Borghese

Tuesday-Sunday: 08:30-19:30 (7:30 PM)
Admission at 09:00, 11:00, 13:00 (1:00 PM), 15:00 (3:00 PM), and 17:00 (5:00 PM).
Prior reservation is required! 

From January to December, the Galleria Borghese opens its doors to visitors from Tuesday to Sunday at 8:30 in the morning until 19:30 (7:30 PM) in the evening. However, admission into the museum only takes place at the following times: at 09:00, 11:00, 13:00 (1:00 PM), 15:00 (3:00 PM), and 17:00 (5:00 PM). When you have been admitted into the museum, you will have two hours to peruse through the museum’s art collection. 

Admission Prices for the Galleria Borghese

Adults: 11.00 €
Reduced Price: 6.50 €
Children (under 18 years old): 2.00 €

Regular admission into the Galleria Borghese costs 11.00 € for adults and 2.00 € for children under 18 years old. It is also possible to get free or reduced admission into the gallery-however, these options depend on a variety of factors like age, citizenship, and occupation. As a 6-Day Rome City Pass Holder, you won’t need to pay any admission fees to visit the Galleria Borghese.  

Tickets to the Galleria Borghese

With your handy 6-Day Rome City Pass, you can experience the Galleria Borghese for FREE. Before you even depart for Rome, you will receive your ticket to other top attractions and famous sights in one complete package. Your public transportation ticket is also a fixed component of the Rome City Pass that gives you a wonderful head start in having a relaxing stay in the Italian metropolis.

Address of the Galleria Borghese

Piazzale del Museo Borghese 5 00197 Rom

 +39 06 32810 

The Galleria Borghese is located within the beautiful Borghese Park. For many tourists and visitors, the Galleria Borghese serves as a nice reprieve from the sun and the overall hectic-ness of the city. After you visit the Galleria Borghese, you can easily walk to a lake (located on Viale del Lago Street) in only 15 minutes. Here you can pick a quiet place to reflect on your impressions of your visit to the Galleria Borghese.

Directions to the Galleria Borghese

Bus 53, 63, 83, 92, 223, 360 or 910 to Pinciana-Museo Borghese or Puccini

Although the Galleria Borghese is not located in center-city Rome, it can be easily reached using the bus system. You can choose to use any of the following bus lines to get to the Galleria Borghese: 53, 63, 83, 92, 223, 360 or the 910 and ride to “Pinciana-Museo Borghese“or “Puccini.” From either of these bus stops, you will only need to make a 5-minute walk to reach the Galleria Borghese.  

Highlights of the Galleria Borghese

  • Art works from da Vinci, Rubens, and Raffael 
  • The “Venus Victrix” 
  • Art works from antiquity, the Renaissance, as well as contemporary art and ancient sculptures 

Tips for Your Visit to the Galleria Borghese

All visitors of the Galleria Borghese have free access to the museum’s WIFI—which means you can send a quick text or email to your loved ones back at home or look at tomorrow’s weather forecast during your visit to the Galleria Borghese. 

Special Terms and Conditions

Prior reservation is required to visit the Galleria Borghese. The Galleria Borghese is closed on Mondays, as well as from Christmas until New Year.

Bags, backpacks, recorders, umbrellas, and strollers are not permitted inside the exhibition halls. You can store these items for free at the museum’s wardrobe room. Cellphones are required to be put on silent.Consumption of food and drinks is also not allowed on the gallery’s premises.  

Attractions Near the Galleria Borghese

Besides the Galleria Borghese, the Villa Borghese is also home to the Museo Carlo Bilotti. In this museum you can peruse through modern art work, which is a nice change after a visit to the Galleria Borghese (which had displayed mostly art from antiquity). The Museo Pietro Canonica a Villa Borghese is also located in the Borghese Villa, which displays the former apartment of the artist Pietro Canoncia and offers you a glimpse into his life. Although the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna is not located in the immediate area near the Galleria Borghese, it can still be easily reached in 30 minutes by foot. In this gallery, you will find the largest collection of Italian art work from the 19th and 20th century. With the Rome City Pass, you will be able to visit this gallery at a reduced admission price. After a short 30-minute walk through the Borghese Park, you can visit the Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia after your visit to the Galleria Borghese. In this national museum, you can enjoy perusing through Etruscan art work at a reduced admission price as a Rome City Pass Holder. 

Art Collection of the Galleria Borghese

During his lifetime, Cardinal Scipione Borghese was a big art enthusiast and collected various art pieces to include in his own private collection. Art pieces that are displayed in the Galleria Borghese were donated by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, and it is Borghese’s art collection which is the main highlight of the gallery that attracts international interest—and for good reason. His private art collection encompassed art pieces from antiquity and the Renaissance, as well as contemporary art. More than 100 paintings from his collection were given to the Pope as a present. The most famous art pieces in the gallery are works by famous artists like Bernini, Caravaggio, Canova, Messina, Tempesta, Tizian, Reni, Rubens, Veronese, da Vinci and Raffael. However, the most famous and most sought-out art piece in the entire Galleria Borghese is the “Venus Victrix.” This white marble sculpture was created by Canova between 1805 and 1808 and portrays Pauline Bonaparte, the sister of Napoleon Bonaparte, who had married into the Borghese family through Duke Camillio Borghese. Cardinal Scipione Borghese’s art collection remained fully intact until the 19th century when Camillio Borghese married Pauline Bonaparte. After their marriage, hundreds of statues, busts, reliefs, pillars, and vases from the cardinal’s collection were sold to Napoleon and can now be viewed in the Louvre in Paris.

Important Information: You must make a reservation before visiting the Galleria Borghese. Adults can make a reservation for free, a reservation for children will cost 2.00 €. To make a reservation, please contact the gallery  at least 10 days prior to your visit by email stating your name or by phone: +39 06 32810, service is provided in English and Italian. 

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