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Typology: Art Museum, State Museum


Address: Piazzale del Museo Borghese, 5
Zone: Quartiere Pinciano (Roma centro)
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Telephone: +39 06 32810 (lun-ven 9-18; sab 9-13) pren. e acquisto singoli e gruppi
Telephone: +39 06 32810 (visite guidate gruppi e scuole)
Email: info@tosc.it (visite guidate gruppi e scuole)
Online purchase: www.tosc.it
Online reservation: www.tosc.it

Opening times

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

Special opening
Every Thursday evening the museum is open from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Last entrance at 7pm.

Reservation always needed.



Free admission on the first Sunday of the month 

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.


Adults: € 13,00 (+ 2,00 booking fee);
Concessions: € 6,50 (+ 2,00 booking fee);
- Eu citizens 18-25 years old

Free: (€ 2,00 booking fee)
- 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);
- tour guides practising their professional activity
- Journalists with press cards
- school groups, accompanied by one teacher (booking required)

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

In Italian, English, French, German, Spanish
€ 5,00 + ticket entrance

Audioreceiver: all groups composed by more than 5 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 € 1,50 per person. The guide and the escort are free of charge. The use of external devices must not interphere with the internal devices.

- 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: www.gebart.it ;
- 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.

Group and School Reservations
Schools and groups of adults with more than 10 people can make reservations:
- By sending an email to info@tosc.it or a fax to 06 89280003
- By calling the Reservation Centre +39 06 32810 (from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 18
- Saturday: from 9 to 13)

Agreement with

Roma Pass
What the agreement provides:

For the Borghese Gallery, the ticket reservation is required, but free for Roma Pass holders, since the museum allows a limited number of visitors.
To make a reservation please call the number +39 0632810 or send an email to info@tosc.it
The Booking Center is open from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
For reservations by email, booking confirmations will be provided within 48 hours.
It is highly recommended to book at least 10 days in advance. You can make a reservation even if you do not have your Roma Pass card yet, providing the name of the Roma Pass holder  (it is mandatory).


» Obligatory

Scheduled events

Picasso. La scultura (Exhibitions) from 2018-10-24 to 2019-02-03

Scheduled manifestations


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 tour, lasting about one hour and half, are available in Italian and English:
From Tuesday to Saturday
English: 9:10 am - 11:10 am
Italian: 11:10 am - 3:10 pm - 5:10 pm
Sunday and Holidays
English: 9:10 am 11:10 am
Italian: 9:10 am - 11:10 am - 1:10 pm - 3:10 pm - 5:10 pm
On some days there are also English Guided Tour at 1.10 pm

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)


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