The Borghese Gallery has the most impressive collection of art in Rome. All the masters are there: Bernini, Raphael, Titian and Caravaggio among many other artists. With the help of an accredited art historian you will understand the secrets of Bernini’s sculpture, who - as you will see - worked marble to the point of transparency; understand the symbolism of Titian’s art; the amazing novelty and modernity of Raphael’s compositions and the tragic events of Caravaggio’s life which reflected in his works.
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 many 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.