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Borghese Gallery

The Borghese Gallery is a famous art exhibition located in the former Villa Borghese Pinciana of Rome, Italy. Most of the one-of-a-kind gallery’s artwork and themed collections came from the impressive vaults of Cardinal Scipione Borghese, who was Pope Paul V’s well-known nephew. Historically, the Borghese were an extremely wealthy and influential family, a fact evidenced by this world-famous collection that enjoys thousands of visitors year after year, curious about its renowned splendour. The gallery sits inside a beautiful building designed by the Cardinal himself. Today, this holiday hotspot amidst Italy’s most stunning city regularly exhibits sculptures and paintings by some of Rome’s most important and cutting-edge artist.

  • Explore the lovely grounds of the Villa Borghese Gardens, the second largest public park in Rome, to see amazing sculptures set within a well-manicured park with stunning landscapes.
  • Visit the first floor of the Borghese Gallery to see classical antiquities dating from the first to third centuries AD, including the famous mosaic of gladiators.
  • Marvel at seminal works of Baroque sculpture by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, including the Apollo and Daphne sculpture, considered to be one of Rome’s finest pieces.

The Borghese Gallery is easily accessible via a variety of Rome’s available public transit options. Many bus lines, particularly number five, pass by or near the Borghese Gallery. Visitors along Rome’s subway should take Line A and get off at the Piazza de Spagna station, which is located within a short walking distance of the gallery. Taxis in Rome are abundant and relatively inexpensive. Once inside the Borghese Gallery, visitors can spend an entire day on foot exploring the expansive gardens and galleries.

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