A Visit to Villa Borghese

Gallery Borghese
Open: Tuesday to Sunday
The museum allows for two hours viewing intervals
9.00am – 11am / 11am – 1.00pm / 1.00pm – 3.00pm / 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Price: 11 Euro per person

The park of Villa Borghese is the largest public park in Rome.  There are in fact three public parks in Rome that include Villa Doria Pamphili and Villa Ada.
There are a nine entries in to the park that covers 80 hectares or 148 acres of landscape gardens and lakes. To visit this vast area you can take a small transport train from the Piazza del Popolo or Via Veneto entry that will take you around the vast area. You can also hire segways, electric buggies and bicycles to enjoy this beautiful area.  This is a fun experience with kids.
The Gallery Borghese was once the home of Cardinal Sciopone who used the premises as a party villa at the edge of Rome and to house his art collection. Sciopone Borghese was the patron of Caravaggio and Bernini of which you will see a number of statues and paintings from these greats.  View also works by Titan and Raphael .
A visit to the Gallery is with pre-booking only. I suggest arrival at the Borghese Gallery to meet expert guide for a two hour tour of the Gallery exit the gallery and continue your tour with expert guide on the small train that will take you other historical sits. Audio guides are also available for 5 Euro. If you go for the audio guide do not follow the map given to you simply click on the numbers shown on each painting or sculptor.

There are close to 100 stairs to arrive at the top level of the gallery, wheel chair access is also available.


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