Type: ART MUSEUM
address: Piazzale Scipione Borghese, 5
Opening hours (with access every two hours starting at 8.30 am)
- From Tuesday to Sunday from 8.30 to 19.30
Closed: Monday, December 25, January 1
The ticket office closes at 18.30
Rounds 2-hour visit for up to 360 people (mandatory exit at the end of round);
Full price € 11.00 (+ € 2.00 as reservation fee)
Concessions: € 5,50 (+ € 2,00 for reservation fee)
- European Union citizens between 18 and 25
- Role of Teachers in state schools
Free € 0.00 (+ € 2.00 as reservation fee)
- Citizens of the European Union under the age of 18 years
- Citizens of the European Union over the age of 65 years
- Students and faculty of the European Union of the Faculty of Architecture, Literature (address Archaeological or Historic-Artistic), Conservation of Cultural and Educational Sciences, by showing the certificate of enrollment for the current academic year
- Teachers and students of the European Union enrolled in the Academy of Fine Arts, through production of a certificate of enrollment for the current academic year
- Belonging to ICOM (International Council of Museums)
- School groups (NO UNIVERSITY) European Union (by reservation) with companion
- Journalists with card order
- Employees MBAC - Ministry of Heritage and Cultural Activities
Free € 0.00 (including booking fee required)
- Disabled the European Union and their companion
- Guides of the European Union in the exercise of their professional activity, production of a valid license issued by the competent authority
- Help European Union Tourist when their assistance is required alongside the guide, by showing a valid license issued by the competent authority
NOTE: The ticket is not refundable. No cancellation or exchange of tickets issued. The Borghese Museum and Gallery within the circuit of the Villa Borghese, Rome Pass Card, Roma Pass and ticket reservation is required
The museum displays works by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Agnolo Bronzino , Antonio Canova , Caravaggio , Raphael, Peter Paul Rubens, Titian.
It can be considered unique in the world with regard to the number and importance of the sculptures of Bernini and paintings by Caravaggio .
Keep sculptures, bas-reliefs and ancient mosaics , as well as paintings and sculptures from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century.
The collection, initially formed by Cardinal Scipione Borghese in the early seventeenth century, includes important paintings by Antonello da Messina , Giovanni Bellini , Raphael , Titian, Correggio , Caravaggio and splendid sculptures of Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Canova .
The most important nucleus of the sculptures and paintings in the Borghese Gallery date back to Cardinal Scipione's collection (1579-1633) , the son of Ortensia Borghese , sister of Pope Paul V, and Francesco Caffarelli, but the events of the next three centuries , including losses and acquisition have left their mark.
The attention of Cardinal Scipione was directed at all the works of ancient , Renaissance and contemporary art designed to evoke a new golden age .
Not particularly interested in medieval art, but passionately , antique sculpture.
But the ambition of the cardinal encouraged the creation of new sculptures and especially marble groups compared with antique works.
The portrait of Pauline Bonaparte , executed by Canova between 1805 and 1808 , is in the villa since 1838.
In 1807 Camillo Borghese sold Napoleon 154 statues , 160 busts , 170 bas-reliefs , 30 columns and various vessels that make up the bottom Borghese in the Louvre.
But already in the third decade of the nineteenth century these gaps seem filled with new finds from recent excavations and works recuperated from the cellars and various other Borghese residences .
The collection of paintings of the cardinal-nephew was remarkable and poetically described already in 1613 by Scipione Francucci .
In 1607 the Pope did to Cardinal 107 paintings confiscated from the painter Giuseppe Cesari , known as Cavalier d'Arpino .
The following year was secretly removed from the Baglioni Chapel in the church of San Francesco in Perugia and transported to Raphael's Rome Deposition , given to the Cardinal Scipione through a pope motu proprio .
In 1682, part of Olimpia Aldobrandini , which included works from the collection of Cardinal Salviati and Lucrezia d' Este, the Borghese collection .
In 1827 Camillo bought in Paris the important Correggio's Danae.