Culture and traditions

Galleria Borghese – Rome

The Borghese Museum and Gallery It is one of the most visited museums in the world, it houses the best private collection of art in the city in a typical renaissance villa. As there are so many visitors it only admits visits arranged in advance, with entrance every two hours.

The collection was started in the 17th century by the Cardinal Scipione Borghese, nephew of Pope Paul V, benefiting from this relationship. It offers us a fascinating journey through the works of Bernini, Rubens and Caravaggio, whom he welcomed under his protection.

The works are exhibited on two floors, which show classical sculptures, mosaics, paintings and bas-reliefs. Among the works of Bernini we can stand out “The Rapture of Proserpine” Y “Apollo and Daphne”, which amaze the visitor.

The upper floor houses a gallery with paintings like “The Descent” from Raphael, “Sacred love and profane love” from Titian, or the “Child with a basket of fruits” from Caravaggio.

Located in the Piazzale of the Borghese Museum, 5, open daily from 9 am to 7 pm, except Monday, New Year and Christmas. General tickets cost € 8.50. It is included in the Roma Pass. It offers guided tours only in Italian and English.

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