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Borghese Gallery: Tickets and Tours

Do you fancy seeing some famous masterpieces by Caravaggio or Raphael? Then get your hands on some Borghese Gallery tickets and discover a world of ancient art up close.

The Borghese Gallery is one of Rome’s most renowned museums, and visiting is a must for anyone interested in art history. Housed inside an elegant palace, the gallery boasts one of the largest private art collections in Europe.

The Borghese Gallery entrance fee varies according to age. Prices are as follows and include a mandatory €2 reservation fee.

  • Adult (25+ years old): €15
  • Student or young adult (18 – 25 years old): €4
  • Child under 18: €2
  • Child under 5: Free

The last timeslot of the day at 5:45 PM is discounted to €10 for adults.

Rome Pass

The Borghese Gallery tickets price is covered by the Rome Pass, which is a great investment if you’re in the city for a few days. You will need to show your pass at the ticket office.

Audio guides

Borghese Gallery audio guides can be hired at the ticket office for €5. These are a worthwhile investment if you’re visiting independently and want a more thorough explanation of the exhibits.

Skip-the-line tickets

Many of the guided Borghese Gallery tours include skip-the-line tickets. This gives you instant access to the exhibitions without having to wait in line before gaining entry.

Who is eligible for discounts?

Borghese Gallery entry is free for EU students and scholars, as well as employees of the Ministry of Culture.

The €2 reservation fee for the standard Borghese Gallery ticket is waived for persons with disabilities plus one accompanying carer.

  • Guided small group tours: These Borghese Gallery tours are perfect for those who want a more in-depth experience with lots of insider knowledge to bring the exhibits to life. You will explore the Borghese Gallery with an art historian guide, who will focus on famous works as well as little-known gems.
  • Private tours: If you prefer a more exclusive experience that is tailored to your interests, then a private Borghese Gallery guided tour is the answer. You’ll have your own personal guide for the duration of the visit. This is also a great way to avoid the crowds who will be following a more standardized route through the museum.

Absolutely! It’s always best to buy your Borghese Gallery tickets ahead of your visit as it’s a popular museum and slots do sell fast. By reserving online, you can also search for the cheapest price.

Skip-the-line tickets are available to purchase in advance so if you don’t like standing in queues, this is the ideal option.

The Borghese Gallery rate includes entry to 20 galleries that make up the museum inside the villa. Here, you’ll discover ancient masterpieces hanging alongside little-known works, some of which date to the 15th century.

Famous works of art

The number one reason why so many tourists descend on the Borghese Gallery is to see some of the world’s greatest artworks. Caravaggio, Titian and Correggio have all left their mark here.

Keep your eyes peeled for the marble sculpture of Pauline Bonaparte by Canova in Room One. Then make your way to Room Nine and discover the “Lady with Unicorn” and “The Deposition” by Raphael.

The villa

The villa itself is quite a sight, having been built during the 17th century within the grounds of a vast park. Originally owned by the Borghese family, the ornate villa remains resplendent with its sculptures and reliefs.

Entrance Hall

The Entrance Hall is one of the most spectacular parts of the gallery, with vaulted ceilings and a relief by Pietro Bernini. Colorful Roman mosaics adorn the floors, and it’s thought that they originated from the Baths of Caracalla.

You will find the Borghese Gallery at Piazzale Scipione Borghese in central Rome. Housed inside the Villa Borghese Pinciana, it’s easy to reach by public transport.

If you are traveling by metro, hop on Line A. Then stop at either Spagna or Flaminio and walk through the Villa Borghese Gardens to the museum.

If you want to avoid the crowds, time your Borghese Gallery visit for first thing in the morning, or later in the evening. Weekdays tend to be quieter than weekends too.

The Borghese Gallery is open from 9 AM to 7 PM between Tuesday and Sunday. The last entry slot is at 5:45 PM.

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Travel tips

  • Visits to the Borghese Gallery last two hours, except for the final timeslot at 5:45 PM which is one hour and 15 minutes.
  • Book your Borghese Gallery tickets online to find the best deals and to select your preferred timeslot.
  • There is a cloakroom for bags, umbrellas and coats.
  • Food and drink are not permitted inside the gallery. There is a café on site should you need refreshments.
  • Flash-free photography is permitted, but you can’t use tripods or selfie sticks.