Borghese Gallery, Rome
A rich art gallery was opened in the chic villa of the Borghese family. The basis of the collection of the Borghese Gallery in Rome was laid by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, who was a great admirer of Caravaggio. The villa created in the style of classicism was last rebuilt in the late 18th century. In total there are 75 exhibition halls in the gallery. The first floor is occupied by a collection of sculptures, the second is devoted to fine arts.
Exhibits of the Borghese Gallery
The picture part of the Borghese Gallery is filled with masterpieces by Flemish, Dutch, Spanish, French and German masters. The paintings of the Italian masters of the 16th and 17th centuries are represented by: Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, Paolo Veronese, Guido Reni, Vincenzo Camuccini, Correggio and others. The amazing creations of Bernini (father and son) create the basis of the collection of sculptures.
Among the exhibits of the gallery you can see paintings and sculptures:
- "David with the head of Goliath" by Caravaggio;
- "Saint Jerome" by Caravaggio;
- "Boy with a basket of fruit," Caravaggio;
- "Lady with a Unicorn," Raphael;
- "Madonna and Child", Bellini;
- "Apollo and Daphne," Bernini;
- "David," Bernini;
- "The Rape of Proserpina" by Bernini;
- Ancient Roman sculpture "Dancing Satyr", 2nd century AD.
The diversity and significance of the Borghese collection for the world of art cannot be expressed in words. You do not need to be a connoisseur to enjoy what you will see there.
A large picturesque park with an artificial lake, fountains, monuments and sculptures is located around Villa Borghese. In addition to the villa, on its territory there is the Bioparco di Roma, the Villa Medici, the National Etruscan Museum and the Zoological Museum.
How to get there
The nearest bus stop to the Borghese Gallery in Rome: Pinciana/museo Borghese. You can get there using the buses: 52, 53, 63, 83, 92, 223, 360, 910.
Opening hours of the gallery: every day, except Monday, from 08:30 to 19:30. The cost of admission is about 22 euros. The number of visitors is limited, so it's better to buy a ticket in advance. One ticket gives you a right to spend 2 hours in the gallery. You can take photos, but without a flash.