The Borghese Gallery, next to the Vatican Museums, is undoubtedly the finest art collection in the world. Despite the overwhelming value of the artworks on display, this gallery has the enormous advantage of not being too large, quality surpasses quantity.
Individual Price: €50 per person Private
Tour Price: €300 per group (1-6 people)
Duration: 3 hours
Start Time: 10:30 am
Excludes entrance fees – 12 Euros per person
The greatest treasures of Raphael, Titian and Caravaggio will come to life, and the sculptures of Bernini and Canova, including Canova’s Pauline Bonaparte as Venus Victrix and Bernini’s Apollo and Daphne, among many more will be revealed to us in their intriguing art-historical contexts. Masterworks from the ancient Roman era, all part of the extraordinary collection of Cardinal Scipione Borghese, a fascinating cultural philanthropist who possessed an unerring eye for the most excellent of artworks from Antiquity and the Renaissance, along with the imminent Baroque period. Here we will also look at all the political manoeuvrings, the cultural policies of the papacy, along with the egos of some of the greatest masters of all time and the patron Scipione, his friends and family members who made all this possible.