Considered as one of the most fascinating art museums in the world, the Borghese Gallery
is a must-visit for art lovers visiting Rome. The city acquired the Villa Borghese in 1903, opening its collection and gardens to the public. Its 22 rooms showcase many stunning masterpieces including paintings of Titian, Raphael, Caravaggio, and Rubens. The original collection was built by Cardinal Borghese, gifted with great artistic taste and exceptional intuition.
The Borghese Gallery houses the original paintings and sculptures which date back to the times of Cardinal Scipione, and are some of the most iconic pieces on the planet. Visiting the Borghese Gallery is made easier by the limit of visitors at any one time, with only 350 visitors allowed in every two hours. There is also the option to take a guided tour, which means you learn about what you’re seeing, and can appreciate the whole story and quality in a much better way. Located at Villa Borghese, the gardens and interior of the building are just jaw-dropping, and visiting Rome and not heading here would be a crime. Situated in the center of the city, it is easy to reach and easy to visit, and with just two hours to explore, you can quickly fill the rest of your day somewhere else afterward, or before.