Borghese Gallery

Museums of Rome

The sinuosity of the marble and the determination of the painting

The historic center of Rome is a den of works of art and every corner of the city gives us evidence of the passage of great artists who wanted to make their signature indelible.

Statues, frescoes, squares and stairways seem impossible to count, especially if you also take into account the wonders kept inside the endless Roman museums.

Therefore, it is not surprising if, next to Piazza del Popolo, in the amazing Villa Borghese, we have the opportunity to visit one of the most popular galleries of recent years: the Borghese Gallery.

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Borghese Gallery

The comprehensive art gallery

The artistic collection was started by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, nephew of Pope Paul V who wanted to buy land in Rome to make it, over time, a park.

The façade, embellished with 144 bas-reliefs, 70 busts and numerous windows, is a prelude to what can be admired inside and whose rooms have been designed to encourage an optimal viewing of the works.

The legacy of the Borghese that can today be observed is the result of illustrious names such as Antonio Canova, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Caravaggio, Raffaello, Perugino, Antonello da Messina, Tiziano, etc.

A collection of smooth marbles that reproduce the delicate folds of fabrics that seem to move, vivid expressions that tell us the story of an instant engraved forever on the white stone, faces immortalized by oil colors that have restored eternal life to these characters; all framed in frescoed spaces, capitals and marble floors.

After the visit to the Gallery, it is possible to be further amazed by looking out on the nearby Pincio terrace, a magical place from which it is possible to appreciate a romantic panorama of the center of Rome.

Quick guide

Where to go and what to see

Borghese Gallery


Piazzale Scipione Borghese

To see

  • Borghese Gallery
  • Pincio terrace
  • Villa Borghese
  • The house of Cinema
  • The water clock
  • The Temple of Diana
  • The Bioparco of Rome (zoo)