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Typology: Art Museum, State Museum

Address

Address: Piazzale del Museo Borghese, 5
Zone: Quartiere Pinciano (Roma centro)
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L’ingresso del museo è posto sul lato destro della facciata

Contacts

Telephone: 06 32810 prenotazioni e acquisto singoli e gruppi
Email: ga-bor@beniculturali.it - info@tosc.it (visite guidate gruppi e scuole) - prenotazioni per gruppi info@tosc.it

Opening times

On Friday and Saturday October 29-30 and November 5-6, 2021 also open in the evening until 21.00 (last admission at 19.45)

From Tuesday to Sunday from 9.00 to 19.00. Last admission at 17.45
Closed on Mondays

Museums and cultural sites are subject at the COVID containment measures
For updates and guidelines please check the official website 

Agreement with

Roma Pass
What the agreement provides:

The Galleria Borghese is part of the Roma Pass 72 hours and Roma Pass 48 hours. Obligatory reservation by phoning +39 06 32810

Booking

» Obligatory

Scheduled events

Description

The splendid small palace that hosts the Borghese Gallery was built at the beginning of the seventeenth century as the private residence and for public representation of the Borghese family. From the very beginning it housed the collection of cardinal Scipio (1579-1633), nephew of Pope Paul the Fifth Borghese. The picture-gallery had already been transferred there in 1615 and in 1625 about two hundred pieces of ancient sculptures were also transferred there. The original core of the collection testifies cardinal Scipio’s deep interest in antiquity, classicism, and the innovative artistic currents of the time, excluding Medieval art. The collection was increased in the course of time through confiscations, donations, and purchases and was further enriched at the end of the seventeenth century by the inheritance of Olimpia Aldobrandini. In 1807 prince Camillo Borghese, husband of Paolina Bonapart, had to hand over to Napoleon much of the archaeological collection (154 statues, 160 busts, 170 bass-riliefs, 30 columns, and several vases that today constitute the Borghese Fund at Louvre in Paris). In 1902 the Italian State purchased the rest of the collection and thepalace. A long restoration has given back the original white marble color to the façade and rebuilt the external double-flight staircase according to the original design. Currently the collection consists of sculptures, bass-riliefs, and ancient mosaics, sixteenth-seventeenth century paintings, and sculptures. They include masterpieces by Antonello da Messina, Giovanni Bellini, Perugino, Pinturicchio, Veronese, Raphael (Deposition), Domenichino (Diana’s hunt), Titian (Sacred and profane love, Venus blindfolding Love), Correggio (Danae), Caravaggio (Youth with a fruit basket, the Madonna of the footmen, David with Goliath’s head), Rubens (Pietà) and magnificent sculptures by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Apollo and Daphne, the Rape of Proserpina, David) and Canova (Paolina Borghese).

Educational activities

Guided Tours:
Guided tours are available in Italian and English.
For information and reservations, phone +39 06 32810 or write to info@tosc.it.
Organized groups wishing to visit the Galleria Borghese with a Museum guide must make reservations at least three weeks in advance by phoning +39 06 32810 or writing to info@tosc.it.

Services

» Audio Guide
» Bookshop
» Checkroom
» Guided Visits
» Hygienic Facilities for Disabled
» Restaurant

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See also

Culture and leisure › Cultural heritage › Architectural and historical heritage
Culture and leisure › Green › Gardens, villas and urban parks

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Last checked: 2021-10-27 12:03