The best museum to e visited in Rome. You need a reservation but it is worthwhile. This Galery was designed to contain all the arts of the Borghese Family (paintings, sculptures ecc) in particular of Paulina Bonaparte married to a Borghese and sister of Napoleone.I love to visit this Galery quite often and every time I discover something that make me love more and more this place.
After the Vatican museums, this is the most beautiful museum in Rome.
An absolutely amazing museum. The statutes by Bellini are striking, dominating huge rooms encased in the most beautiful marble. The paintings upstairs are great but the first floor alone is worth the entry. Reserve online and bring a printed or electronic receipt, rent the headphones (the rooms are so full it helps to have the highlights pointed out) and spend the allotted two hours being wowed by the beauty of masterpieces being displayed in extravagant to the extreme opulence. The Cardinal who owned the villa and gathered and commissioned most of the art had the help of his uncle, the Pope, at the time. Walking through the surrounding park is a good way to wind down after the art overload.
Amazing Bernini scultures and Caravaggio paintings in this museum in the beautiful Villa Borghese park.
This quaint little museum was on my list of to-do while in Rome. I scored free tickets with a fee so instead of paying 15 euro, we paid 4 euro each. Not bad! You have to reserve your tickets in advance and they do them in 2 hour blocks so as to not overwhelm visitors. It used to be a home and now is an art gallery. You can't really take photos inside but the art is quite nice. Each room has a theme and you can literally spend hours roaming the halls. The museum is mostly known for it's Bernini sculptures which decorate the rooms and hallways. They also have a few works by Canova, Raphael, and Rubens. The museum is located outside of city center Rome but is accessible by bus. You can take the metro to the main Termini station and grab a bus from there. It's worth a visit if you ever go to Rome.
I have booked the guided Tour of Galleria Borghese with OverRome a few days Ago. It turned out to be a really enjoyable experience.First of all they take care of you with kindness and efficiency to make your access to the Museum quick and easy ( very nice feeling of being priviliged).Then the visit is very interesting and instructive. The group is kept in small size so that you can stay very close to the guide and easily watch the artworks. The very friendly guide was very competent, you could say she knew the history of art very well by the way she easily explained complex concepts and by the way she put everything in the general context.Also she explained us how to watch the art works and thanks to her I have noticed important details I would have never appreciated in 1000 visits on my own. www.overome.com
There is a lot to see in the Borghese Gallery but the main reason to reserve tickets to visit is to see the unbelievable Bernini sculptures, particularly, Apollo and Daphne, and Poseidon and Persephone. The exquisite skill demonstrated in those works is amazing. The thin leaves growing from Daphne's fingers and the pliant flesh on Persphone's thigh makes it almost impossible to believe these are marble sculptures. And of course, they will never be moved from the site, so the only way to see them is to visit.