In this post, you will learn all you need to know about Borghese Gallery tickets, including tickets price, how to book tickets online, guided tours, special combos, and some useful travel tips about the Borghese Gallery.

Updated information about the reopening of Borghese Gallery after COVID-19 closure

We are happy to announce that the Borghese Gallery will reopen on the 19th of May 2020 after several months of closure due to COVID-19.

All necessary safety measures to improve the flow of visitors through the gallery and to make their experience pleasant and safe have been taken, including social distancing, a limited number of visitors per time slot, wear of mask compulsory, and online booking mandatory.

Visit the Borghese Gallery – one of the most prestigious museums in the world. Compare offers and book your tickets online with confidence at the best price.

Situated on Pincio Hill in Rome, the Borghese Gallery is housed in the stunning 17th century Villa Borghese. The museum offers to its visitors a very important collection of artworks by Bernini, Caravaggio, Raphael and Canova to name a few. Its amazing masterpieces contributed to make the Borghese Gallery renowned all over Europe.

How much Borghese Gallery tickets cost?

  • Standard tickets for the Borghese Gallery costs 13€ (+2€ for the obligatory reservation).
  • Discounted tickets* cost 6.5€ (+2€ for the obligatory reservation)
    *Discounted price applies for citizens of the EU, Iceland, Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein, aged between 18 and 25 years old and regular teachers in state schools.
  • Admission for the Borghese Gallery is free of charge on the first Sunday of every month.

Is the Borghese Gallery included in the Roma Pass?

Yes, the Galleria Borghese is part of the Roma Pass. Please note that ticket reservation is also obligatory by phoning +39 06 32810.

Should I book my ticket in advance?

Updated information about Borghese Gallery tickets after COVID-19 closure

The number of visitors per day is limited to 50% maximum capacity. Online booking is obligatory as it was before. Make sure to book ahead of time.

The tickets must be bought in advance, because the Borghese Gallery can be visited only with reservation.

You can purchase your tickets from the official website, but the tickets to visit the Borghese Gallery sell out very quickly on the official website due to the limited capacity (a maximum of 360 people are admitted at a time).

Don’t worry if the tickets are sold out on your desired date, there are many other websites that sell tickets. When the official office doesn’t have any more tickets for the day, agencies are likely to still have some. Use TourScanner’s search and compare the prices of all the websites to book entrance tickets, guided visits or combined visits of several attractions of Rome.

What will I see inside the Borghese Gallery?

The Borghese Gallery is one of the world’s greatest collections of painting and sculpture.

Cardinal Scipione Borghese was an avid art collector. His fantastic collection went public in the late 1800s when he lost his fortune. A couple of centuries later, it became one of the most famous art museums in Rome.

borghese gallery tours - The Rape of Proserpina
Bernini’s The Rape of Proserpina

Highlights of the Borghese Gallery include the famous The Rape of Proserpina and Apollo and Daphne by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Pauline Bonaparte as “Venus Victrix” by Canova, “Boy with a Basket of Fruit” by Caravaggio, “Sacred and Profane Love” by Titian, “The Enchantress Circe” by Dosso Dossi, to name a few.

Are there any combined tickets?

Many travel agencies sell combo packages including several museums. Take advantage of combined tickets to visit other unmissable attractions in Rome such as the Colosseum or the Vatican Museums.

Visit the Colosseum & the Roman Forum

Add a visit to the Colosseum to your itinerary. The Colosseum is the largest amphitheatre built during the Roman Empire. Inaugurated in 80 AD, it used to offer gladiator fights, executions and animal hunts.

Borghese Gallery & Colosseum combined tickets

Explore the Vatican Museums

Once you have visited the Borghese Gallery, head to the Vatican Museums. Navigate the vast complex of rooms, artwork and history. A must visit for Rome first time visitors.

Borghese Gallery & Vatican Museums combined tickets

Are guided tours worth it?

Absolutely yes. Here’s why:

  • Guided tours are easy to book and your tickets are reserved

Your tickets will be bought in advance and ready, nothing for you to do but just show up.

  • Skip the line and don’t waste your precious holiday time

Jump the queue and enter the gallery straight away.

  • Focus on the most important masterpieces

With the vast amount of art to see in the Borghese Gallery, having a guided tour can help you to focus on just some of the most important sections of the museum.

  • Ask questions

When you book a guide, there is someone to answer your questions as they pop up. It’s considerably nicer to have a knowledgeable guide who can explain to you just what you want to know.

What time is best to visit the Borghese Gallery?

When making your reservation you will need to pick a two-hour slot according to the following schedule: 9 am to 11 am/11 am to 1 pm/1 pm to 3 pm/ 3 pm to 5 pm / 5 pm to 7 pm.

Pick the time slot that suits best your schedule. For info the most popular time slot is 11:00. The midday time slot (13:00-15:00) and the last slot of the day (17:00-19:00) are less popular.

What are the opening hours?

The Borghese Gallery is open every Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 am. to 7 pm. There are no entry after 5 pm.

Travel tips

  • The reservation for your Borghese Gallery ticket is obligatory and can be purchased through the official website, even though its user experience is famously bad.
  • If tickets are sold out on your desired date, don’t worry. There are many online travel agencies that sell Borghese Gallery tickets. Use TourScanner’s search to compare all the deals.
  • Start your visit upper floor first and then the ground floor, you will avoid the main crowd.