Galleria Borghese

Typology: Art Museum, State Museum


Address: Piazzale del Museo Borghese, 5
Zone: Quartiere Pinciano (Roma centro)
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L’ingresso del museo è posto sul lato destro della facciata


Telephone: +39 06 32810 (lun-ven 9-18; sab 9-13) pren. e acquisto singoli e gruppi
Email: info@tosc.it (visite guidate gruppi e scuole)

Opening times

The museum entrance is located on the right side of the facade.
Reservation and pre-purchase required https://bit.ly/2Zmbcxa

In order to prevent and contain the spread of the contagion from COVID 19, the museum has reorganized the services and spaces and has activated all necessary measures to improve the use and make the visitor experience pleasant and safe.
Download the guidelines on new ways to visit from here: https://bit.ly/2ThCyRp

Tuesday-Sunday: 9.00 - 19.00 (admission every 2 hours).
Last admission: 17.00
Closed: Monday, 25 December, 1 January


Animals are not allowed in the Museum. 
It is not possible to take pictures.

Agreement with

Roma Pass
What the agreement provides:

The Galleria Borghese is part of the Roma Pass 72 hours and Roma Pass 48 hours. Obligatory reservation by phoning +39 06 32810, active from Monday to Friday 9.30-18.00


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The splendid small palace that hosts the Borghese Gallery was built at the beginning of the seventeenth century as the private residence and for public representation of the Borghese family. From the very beginning it housed the collection of cardinal Scipio (1579-1633), nephew of Pope Paul the Fifth Borghese. The picture-gallery had already been transferred there in 1615 and in 1625 about two hundred pieces of ancient sculptures were also transferred there. The original core of the collection testifies cardinal Scipio’s deep interest in antiquity, classicism, and the innovative artistic currents of the time, excluding Medieval art. The collection was increased in the course of time through confiscations, donations, and purchases and was further enriched at the end of the seventeenth century by the inheritance of Olimpia Aldobrandini. In 1807 prince Camillo Borghese, husband of Paolina Bonapart, had to hand over to Napoleon much of the archaeological collection (154 statues, 160 busts, 170 bass-riliefs, 30 columns, and several vases that today constitute the Borghese Fund at Louvre in Paris). In 1902 the Italian State purchased the rest of the collection and thepalace. A long restoration has given back the original white marble color to the façade and rebuilt the external double-flight staircase according to the original design. Currently the collection consists of sculptures, bass-riliefs, and ancient mosaics, sixteenth-seventeenth century paintings, and sculptures. They include masterpieces by Antonello da Messina, Giovanni Bellini, Perugino, Pinturicchio, Veronese, Raphael (Deposition), Domenichino (Diana’s hunt), Titian (Sacred and profane love, Venus blindfolding Love), Correggio (Danae), Caravaggio (Youth with a fruit basket, the Madonna of the footmen, David with Goliath’s head), Rubens (Pietà) and magnificent sculptures by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Apollo and Daphne, the Rape of Proserpina, David) and Canova (Paolina Borghese).

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