Borghese Gallery Tour: The Idea of Art Through the Ages

Duration
3hours
Inclusions
Small Group
Tour Guide
Entrance Fees
Headsets
Headsets for 6+
Language
English
Max Group Size
13 people
Transportation
Transportation from your hotel or lodging to the activity check in.
No
$
66
44
/ Adult
Available:
Weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Friday
Through E
Response rate: 
95%
Response time:
several hours
Highlights
  • Borghese Gallery
  • Paintings by Caravaggio
  • Painting by Raphael
  • mythological statues, including Apollo and Daphne
Preview Description
Truly great art has the unique capacity to set your imagination free. By discovering the language of the great artworks housed in the Villa Borghese, you’ll be able to understand what motived art’s greatest geniuses and how they created their masterpieces.
 
Description
Be enchanted by Bernini’s brilliance in sculptures such as Apollo and Daphne, where the protagonists are marvellously immortalised in marble at the moment of Daphne’s metamorphosis into a tree as she attempts to escape the pursuing god. See too Bernini’s David, mesmerizing as it is unnerving. Our Borghese Gallery Tour is led by expert guides: together with them follow the adventures of Caravaggio, the most scandalous figure of violent Baroque Rome. Gaze on the jaw-dropping and revolutionary realism of his works, such as the young David who grasps the massive severed head of Goliath. Admire the perfection of Raphael’s incredible paintings, foremost amongst them the renowned Deposition, and get to grips with immortal masterpieces of sculpture such as the amazing 1st century AD Hermaphrodite and Antonio Canova’s 19th century representation of Paolina Borghese in the guise of Venus. These magnificent works are all displayed in the beautiful surroundings of the 17th-century gallery built by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, a key figure of Baroque Rome who was unrivalled for his passion as an art collector. Explore this fascinating history with us.
 
Activity Level
This is a walking tour through a medium-sized gallery of Rome with some staircases.
 
Rates
Minimum Guests:
2 people
Per
Type
Price
Adult
Student
Group Tour
$
66
44
InfantGroup Tour
$
0
Schedule
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy
Custom policy
  • Cancellations made 30 days before will be fully refunded except for a service fee of 3%.
  • Cancellations made 8 days before will be refunded 50% of the amount paid.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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