Your personal and professional tour guide will meet you at your hotel and accompany you to the Borghese Gallery, where you will take in works by Raphael, Rubens, Caravaggio, Canova, Bernini and many others. The Borghese Gallery, often referred to as the "delight of Rome", boasts one of the most impressive collections of art ever put together, while Borghese Gardens is widely considered the most beautiful park in Rome.
The Gallery was opened by the Borghese Family, one of the wealthiest and most important families of Rome, from whose line came several cardinals and Popes. The original works of art date back to the collection of Cardinal Scipione Borghese and consists primarily of Renaissance and Baroque art. The Borghese Gallery is a real gem in the heart of Rome, a museum that houses a vast collection of paintings, sculptures and frescoes by masters such as Canova, Caravaggio and Bernini.Meet your personal story-teller at your hotel and head to the Borghese Gallery together.Start this journey by discovering incredible masterpieces by the greatest Italian artists and learn all about the Borghese Family, which played a major role in Rome's history. You will see Canova's famous sculpture of Paolina Borghese Bonaparte as Venus Victrix, which caused a stir when it became known that the sister of Napoleon Bonaparte posed nude for this work of art. Among the masterpieces in the gallery are the celebrated statues Apollo and Daphne and the Pluto’s Abduction of Persephone by Bernini, Raphael's Entombment of Christ, Caravaggio's Sick Bacchus, and Titian's Sacred and Profane Love (also known as Venus and the Bride). The heavenly Borghese Park is located north of the Spanish Steps, where you will see one of the most breathtaking views of the city from the top of the hill. It is a popular location for Roman weddings and overlooks the famous Piazza del Popolo. The area was once a vineyard until Cardinal Scipione converted it into a park. Continue this tour and discover the Borghese Gardens, a stunning natural setting that houses beautiful fountains, monuments, gardens and flora.