The Borghese Gallery is located in the center of Rome, at Piazzale Scipione Borghese, 5, and is surrounded by impressive Villa Borghese Gardens. The easiest way to get there is by bus. The closest stop is Pinciana/Museo Borghese, served by routes 52, 53, 63, 83, 92, 223, 360, and 910.
To get to the gallery by subway, take Line A to Spagna station and then take a pleasant 15–20-minute walk through the gardens.
The Borghese Gallery houses one of the world's most prestigious private art collections, including numerous paintings by Caravaggio. You can admire his Boy with a Basket of Fruit, Young Sick Bachus, and other masterpieces. The precious collection also contains artworks by Titian, Rubens, and Raphael. For instance, you can marvel at Raphael's Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn.
The gallery displays a wide range of ancient sculptures as well as neo-Classical statues from the 19th century. You can also observe unique marble artworks by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, one of the greatest Italian sculptors of the 17th century.
The Borghese Gallery is a masterpiece of art in itself. You will go through 20 richly decorated rooms with gorgeous frescoes and marble stucco. All the beautiful walls and ceilings give a peculiar light to the artworks collected in the museum.
The Borghese Gallery is always crowded with tourists but only lets in up to 180 visitors per hour, so there is almost no difference between morning and afternoon time slots. However, the first morning hour is the quietest one because the museum is crowded with only one group of people.
The last shift starting at 05:45 PM is cheaper than others, but it is nearly impossible to explore everything in such a short amount of time.
The Borghese Gallery is open six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday, from 9:00 AM to 07:00 PM. The museum is closed on Mondays, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
The Borghese Gallery is a special place with numerous stories behind its walls, paintings, and sculptural masterpieces. With our in-app audio guide The Borghese Gallery – the Most Fascinating Museum of Italy, you will get an immersive experience into this former home of the influential noble family and discover little-known details about famous art pieces.
General admission to the Borghese Gallery is €13 for adults and €2 for young EU citizens aged 18–25. If booking online, you also pay a reservation fee and an additional service fee, so the final prices are €17 and €6, respectively. The last entry of the day is always cheaper and costs €8 for adults.
Entry to the gallery is free for children under 18, disabled people (with one accompanying person), journalists, students and professors of Fine Art Academies, ICOM members, and Roma Pass holders. On the first Sunday of every month, entry is free for all visitors, but it is necessary to reserve your spot.
Due to its limited capacity, the gallery encourages visitors to book their tickets in advance. You can easily reserve the desirable time slot when purchasing the audio tour on our website.
The gallery allows you to book tickets up to three months in advance. You can purchase your ticket on our website along with the self-guided audio tour to save time and make the most of your visit.