Your guide will meet you at your hotel. With your pre-booked
admission*, you are guaranteed
total access to the Bernini masterpieces that are displayed
in this marvelous villa-museum.
Scipione Caffarelli Borghese, nephew of Pope Paul V,
built the villa in 1613. It is located in
his family's vineyards outside Porta Pinciana. Flaminio
was commissioned to design the casino. After his death,
Giovanni Vasanzio took on job of
supervising the building. He followed the example of
Villa Medici in furnishing the exterior. There
are rich ornaments taken from archeological finds, so
that any visitor could
identify the building as a private museum.
It contained Scipione Borghese's fabulous collection
of paintings and antiquities, to which he
constantly and enthusiastically added more. In 1902,
the entire grounds and all the works of
art were acquired by King Umberto I of Italy. He then
donated all works to the city of Rome. As a
result, this very rich private collection became a public
museum, which is world famous
today as the Galleria and Museo Borghese.
This tour is for a party
of up to 14 people.
It includes a private and fluent English
speaking licensed guide.
On Mondays, the Borghese Gallery is closed.
Site tickets are not included in the price.
Feel free to contact us for answers to your questions
and price estimates.