Private Tour: Borghese Gallery and Baroque Rome Art History Walking Tour

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Private Tour: Borghese Gallery and Baroque Rome Art History Walking Tour information and booking

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$112
Duration
3 hours 30 minutes
Departs from
Entrance to Borghese Gallery (Galleria Borghese), Villa Borghese
Returns to
Concludes at Piazza del Popolo
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Tour description provided by Viator

Explore the art history of Baroque Rome in style on a private walking tour of the Galleria Borghese with an art expert. Accompanied by your own private guide who specializes in art history, you'll enjoy personalized attention on your special private tour of Baroque Rome's Galleria Borghese.

Your private walking tour starts at the Galleria Borghese, the beautiful palace where Cardinal Scipione Borghese lived with his famous art collection in the heart of Rome's most beautiful park, the Borghese Gardens. You will see Bernini's famous statues of Apollo and Daphne, David, the Rape of Proserpine and Canova's reclining nude of Paulina Borghese. Among the collection are several paintings by Raphael, Titian and Caravaggio.

After touring the gallery, you'll take a walk through the gardens to reach Piazza del Popolo. Here you'll tour the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo, with two of Caravaggio's most famous compositions. You'll be able to compare the order and harmony of Raphael's Renaissance Chigi Chapel with the emotional and sensual strength of Caravaggio's Baroque artworks.

This in-depth private tour of Rome's Baroque art and architecture is hosted by a professional guide specializing in art history. Please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at the time of booking to alert your guide, so they can prepare for your private tour.

What's included

  • Professional art historian guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Private tour

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off