Villa Borghese Gallery Tickets & Visitor Briefing

A Practical Guide For Those Planning On Visiting The Borghese Gallery

Villa Borghese Gallery Rome

Villa Borghese Gallery

Official Web Site - Villa Borghese Gallery

Villa Borghese is the largest public park in Rome, just on the north-east fringes of the city centre. It features a lake, temples, fountains, statues and several museums.

The most famous is the Museo e Galleria Borghese, housed in the Villa Borghese, the building after which the park is named. It has a collection of sculptures with some important works by Canova and Bernini, including the latter's masterpiece 'Abduction of Proserpina by Pluto'. The Galleria Borghese also houses a collection of paintings from several masters including Titian, Rubens and Raphael.

Borghese Gallery

The Borghese Gallery has a collection of paintings, sculptures, mosaics and bas-reliefs, mainly from 15th to 18th century.

The original sculptures and paintings in the Borghese Gallery date back to Cardinal Scipione's collection, the son of Ortensia Borghese - Paolo V's sister - and of Francesco Caffarelli, though subsequent events over the next three centuries entailing both losses and acquisition have left their mark.

The Borghese Gallery has physical limits to the number of visitors it can cope with. Tickets are therefore for 2 hour slots. Admission is strictly limited to only 360 persons every 2 hour time slot and there is mandatory exit at the end of each time slot.

The museum is closed Monday and open from 08:30 a.m. to mid evening. With the above visitor quotas pre booking tickets is strongly advised.

There are guided tours daily in English and also audio guides available on the day.

Important! It is very unlikely that you can expect to turn up and get tickets for entry without at best waiting hours, probability is tickets will only be available for following days.

Borghese Gallery Fast Track Admission Tickets

If you would like to visit the Borghese Gallery and Museum in Rome at your own leisure and would like to skip the queue with reserved tickets (which regularly sell out a month in advance!), book your tickets now! Your Borghese Gallery ticket will be pre-booked and pre-paid, for a fast, hassle-free entry.

Tickets include the standard ticket price plus fast-track access fee.

Borghese Gallery Admission Tickets & Prices

Borghese Gallery and Gardens Walking Tour

Villa Borghese is a large landscape garden surrounding the Villa Borghese Gallery. Originally the Villa Borghese was a privately owned 'party villa' and the gardens as they are now were laid out in an English style in the 19th century before the property was handed over to the state.

The Villa Borghese Gallery Gardens are filled with fountains, monuments and diverse flora and you can visit then after your visit to the art gallery.

Borghese Gallery & Gardens Tour Tickets & Prices

Getting To The Borghese Gallery

The Borghese Gallery is not the easiest in term of access for the average tourist, located in the vast Villa Borghese Park to the north-east of the city centre.

By public transport, the 52 and 53 buses stop close to the Borghese Gallery and can pickup you up at Barberini Metro. You can also walk from Barberini in about 20 minutes by walking up the Via Veneto and following the route in the paragraph above, its a very pleasant walk to. The route is also signposted from Spagna Metro or the top of the Spanish Steps.

116 Electric Bus In Villa Borghese Rome

116 Electric Bus In Villa Borghese

The 910 bus from Termini Station also stops close to the gallery.

The 116 small electric bus (pictured in Villa Borghese) winds its way through the ancient city passing Barberini Metro before climbing the Via Veneto before giving you a mini tour of the park before arriving at the front entrance of The Borghese Gallery.

The number 19 tram from just north of the Vatican offers a 'Rome experience' if not the closest drop off to the Borghese Gallery. Get off at the Museum of Modern Art which you cannot miss and walk through the park (some way) to the Borghese Gallery.

If you are using one of the popular hop on, hop off sightseeing buses then be careful selecting which operator. The north east part of the city where Villa Borghese is situated has quite different coverage from operator to operator. Its not a matter of being dropped off at Villa Borghese, but how long a walk you will have.

Villa Borghese

Villa Borghese

Find Your Own Quiet Spot In
Villa Borghese

Villa Borghese is the largest public park in Rome and a great safety valve to escape the noise and bustle of the city of Rome.

There are busy areas like the boating lake, but for the most part its very easy to find your own shady spot all to yourself. Its not manicured lawns for the most part, the landscape is quite contoured with plenty of monuments dotted around, even a Shakespeare theatre with performances by the famous bard.

The park is only steps away from the Spanish Steps and Via Veneto. From Flaminio Metro station you can walk straight into the park, though its quite a long walk to the Borghese Gallery from here.

At the northern tip of Villa Borghese is the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, located at the grounds of the 1911 World Exposition. The museum has a collection of 19th and 20th century paintings. It contains mostly works from Italian artists.

Nearby is the Rome Zoo.

We have a self-guided walking tour of Villa Borghese which passes all te main landmarks including the Villa Borghese Gallery.

Villa Borghese Self Guided Walking Tour - Full Details

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