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Borghese Gallery

Piazzale del Museo Borghese 5, 00197 Rome, Italy
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  • Borghese GalleryPro 2014
    Travis Katz
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    5 Dec 14, 2013

    This is my favorite museum in all of Rome. Home to a mind-blowing collection of Bernini sculpture - some of the most beautiful in the world. Don't miss Bernini's 'Rape of Proserpine' - an absolute masterpiece (he did it when he was 23). As you walk slowly around the sculpture you can actually see Proserpine transformed from a girl into a tree to escape her would-be attacker. Its beautiful.

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    Amit Golan
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    5 Nov 10, 2012
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    5 Jan 21, 2011
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    xavier Sanchez
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    la galeria borghesa en italia fue una de los lugares con mas cultura arte que pude visitar

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    Thomas Underhill
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    3 Jul 04, 2012

    You'll need to book this in advance for a specific time and if you take the metro you will need to give yourself extra time to: 1) find this place, and 2) get there. You might wish to save yourself the stress of locating this from the metro and just take a taxi instead. We arrived late after finding the directional signs sparse in the park, but fortunately we were able to print our tickets from the kiosk and they still let us in. This was definitely worth the admission price.

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    Pam S
    5 May 07, 2014

    We could not speak of Villa Borghese without considering the Borghese Museum and Gallery. On the ground floor and displays sculptures, while on the upper floor the Gallery collects paintings.

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  • Borghese GalleryPro 2014
    Sharon "Bubz" Z
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    5 Apr 16, 2014

    The Borghese Gallery is not your normal art gallery, the most exquisite paintings are not hanging from the wall, instead they are part of the ceiling and walls. Every room had a theme, sculptures and decorative paintings lines the room, but the center of attention is above and all around. Each room had multilingual guides that maps out the layout of the art works in the room and explains the stories, artists and intents behind each of the paintings. The engagement of appreciating art by standing right inside of it is something extraordinary. We only had a little over an hour to visit the gallery and it was less than enough to do a thorough job and we left with a little regret. Everyone was asked to empty the gallery at the end of their allocated time block before the next guests were ushered in. Excellent and clever crowd control, as evidenced by our experience over the next few days at various other world famous museums. We got to enjoy the gallery fully - for the limited time, without being rushed or feel pressured to press on.

    Borghese, you've got my love, from your ice cappuccinos to your exquisite and unique way of presenting art.

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    Laurel W
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    5 Apr 28, 2014

    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.

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    I.C.A. S.A.S. Di R
    5 Feb 06, 2014

    Amazing Bernini scultures and Caravaggio paintings in this museum in the beautiful Villa Borghese park.

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    Trina D.
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    5 Jan 13, 2014

    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.

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    Erin K
    5 Oct 22, 2013

    The Borghese Gallery is, hands down, the best museum in Rome. It's collection of Bernini sculptures and Caravaggio paintings are unparalleled, but it's the Pinacoteca (second floor) that really takes your breath away. In order to limit the CO2 that circulates through the room, a limited number of visitors are allowed in this section over the course of a day. Here is where Titian's "Sacred and Profane Love" hangs, a personal favorite, as well as a number of Lotto and Raphael masterpieces.

    Tickets must be reserved in advance, and a tour is definitely worth your money. Don't forget to check out the beautiful grounds surrounding the museum as well.

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    Keane
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    5 Aug 10, 2013

    I love that the Galleria Borghese limits entry to specific times, making it necessary to place a reservation several days in advance, with a maximum visit of two hours. This means the crowds are minimal, unlike the herd of people through the Musei Vaticani. You are able to breathe as you read about the great art in this impressive palazzo. This is definitely one of the top art and history museums in Rome, and it simply cannot be missed.

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    Jimmy Nadēr
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    2 Jul 23, 2013

    The gardens of the villa are way more beautiful than the villa itself. Doesn't feature much..another boring paintings gallery.

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    Julia P
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    5 Jul 12, 2013

    My favorite museum in Rome. You have to book ahead usually, but it's well worth it. Situated in the Villa Borghese in the north of Rome, the Galleria Borghese has some amazing sculptures-the most stunning of which is Bernini's Apollo and Daphne, showing the moment where he is chasing her and she is turning into a tree to escape. The marble wafts off into delicate nothing as her arms turn into leafy branches. The first time I saw this it just stopped my world.

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    Claudio Capobianchi
    5 Aug 20, 2012

    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

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    Manuela Nadin
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    5 Aug 05, 2012

    It is the museum I prfer in Rome. It is small but with very important pieces: a couple of Caravaggio canvas! Statues of Bernini and Canova, paintings of Antonello da Messina and Rubens..... My favourite one is Canova's Pauline Bonaparte. Once I had the chance to take part to an exhibition opening, in the orangerie just behind the main corpse of the museum. It was of the Belgian visual artist Hans Op De Beeck. The contast of its contemporary works with the ancient structure of the museum make me fall in love of both his work and this amazing place, situated inside Villa Borghese park.

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    Eva
    5 Jul 23, 2012

    It houses a lot of very important paintings and sculptures from Caravaggios to Berninis! It's a very nice museaum with a very large park area where you can relax and stay quiet for some time.

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    Wana Ursiripant
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    5 Jul 23, 2012

    Even admission is strictly reduced at only 360 persons every 2 hours but I loved to visit here. It's worth if you like art and museum, you'll enjoy the moment at the gallery.

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    Barbara Kossy
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    5 Jul 23, 2012

    It's a very grand palace with artwork displayed in an the exciting and intimate (compared with most museums) setting. So much to see from the floors to the wall and window coverings and the elaborate paintings on the ceilings. In a park, after touring the gallery you can walk through the park or rest your fit and sit on a bench in the shade.

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    Leigh Virkus
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    This small but powerful musuem, sometimes referred to as the "Queen of private collections", houses Cardinal Scipione Borghese's art collection, including exquisite sculptures by Bernini. Reservations are required in advance for the date and time so don't wait till the last day of your trip and expect to get in. Also take time to walk around the gardens before or after your scheduled visit.

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The Borghese Gallery holds the majority of paintings, sculptures and antiquities collected by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, one of Bernini's greatest patrons. The striking building is set within the Villa Borghese Gardens, a beautiful attraction in its own right. Showcased within the collection are some of Bernini's greatest works, such as the renowned Apollo and Daphne, as well as a few Titian ... read more
masterpieces and six major pieces by Caravaggio, including The Boy with a Basket of Fruit and the Madonna della Serpe. The gallery is only allowed a select number of visitors at a time, so it is advisable to book in advance.

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Aliases: Galleria Borghese