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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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Contacts

Telephone: info e prenotazioni singole +39 06 32810 (lun-ven 9.00-18.00; sab 9.00-13.00)
Telephone: prenotazioni gruppi e scuole +39 06 32810 - 199 757510
Fax: prenotazioni gruppi +39 06 89280003
Email: info@tosc.it (prenotazioni gruppi e scuole)
Online purchase: www.gebart.itwww.tosc.it

Opening times

Tuesday-Sunday: 9.00 - 19.00 (admission every 2 hours)
Last admission: 17.00;
Closed: Monday, 25 December, 1 January.

Ticket reservation always needed.

Buy your tickets to Borghese Gallery or just reserve them by phone: tel. +39 0632810
(Monday-Friday: 9.00 am - 6.00 pm; Saturday: 9.00 am - 1.00 pm)
Online: www.ticketone.it (it is not possible to make only the reservation without prepaying the ticket)
Tickets must be collected no later than 30 minutes before the scheduled entrance.
Tickets are valid only for the choosen day and the time slot. After the purchase it is not possible to modify the day or the time slot. No cancellation and/or refunds are allowed.

- Bags, purses, cameras, video cameras, umbrellas, buggies, strollers, pushchairs, mobile phones must be left at the cloakroom.
- It is not possible to deposit suitcases and trolleys.
- Animals are not allowed in the Museum.
- It is not possible to take pictures.

Information

Adults: € 11,00 (€ 2,00 booking fee included);
Concessions: € 6,50 (€ 2,00 booking fee included);
- Eu citizens 18-25 years old / Permanent teachers in government schools;
€ 2,00 special price (booking fee included):
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first Sunday every month
- European and non-European citizens under 18
- teachers and students of the following University faculties: Architecture, Conservation of the Cultural Heritage, Education Sciences, and degree courses in the Arts, or in literary subjects with a specialisation in archaeology or art history;
- employees of the Ministry for the Cultural Heritage and Activities;
- members of ICOM (International Council of Museums);
- members of ICCROM (International organization for conservation of cultural heritage);
- reserved school groups from European Union schools, accompanied by one teacher every 10 students;

Free: € 0 (including booking fee)
- EU disabled visitors and their companion;
- tour guides from the European Union practising their professional activity.

Audio Guide: € 5,00
Audioreceiver: € 1,00 (all groups composed by more than 4 people escorted by a guide must wear an audioreceiver/headphone. The devices can be rented at this service only for the visit of Borghese Gallery at the cost of € 1,00 per person. The guide and the escort are free of charge. The use of external devices must not interphere with the internal devices).

PLEASE NOTE
- These fees refer to the regular tickets of the museum: during cultural events and exhibitions these may change. The price difference must be paid at the ticket office. Always check, at the time of your visit, the official webpage of the museum: http://www.ticketeria.it/ticketeria/borghese-admission-ing.asp;
- The eligibility for a reduced/complimentary ticket is subject to verification at the moment of the pick-up. Clients are requested to carry with them the document that allows the eligibility to the reduction/gratuity.

Agreement with

Roma Pass
What the agreement provides:

Avance phone booking is required: +39 0632810 (Monday-Friday: 9.00-18.00 /Saturday: 9.00-13.00)

Booking

» Obligatory

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:
- to the Gallery
     - Italian: 11.10 am; 3.10 pm; 5.10 pm (on Sunday at 9.10am and 1.10pm)
     - English: 9.10 am; 11.10 am.
Group Booking: Fax +39 06 8555952
- to the new Picture Galllery
     - Tuesday-Sunday: 4.00 pm and 5.00 pm.
Free guided tour upon reservation: € 2,00.
Max 18 people
Info and Booking: +39 0632810

Free guided tours to the Secret Gardens of Villa Borghese for schools:

Info and Booking: +39 0639967800 (Monday-Friday: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm; Saturday: 9.00 am - 1.30 pm)

Services

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

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Last checked: 2014-09-22 15:58