Explore the Borghese Gallery on this private tour led by a tour guide with a background in art history.
It will be the perfect way to enjoy the art of the renaissance and baroque in a authentic 17th century noble palace, the Casino commissioned by the cardinal Scipione Borghese, nephew of pope Paul V, in the heart of his suburban villa, now Rome’s most important public park, the Borghese gardens.
During your visit you’ll see all of the rooms of the gallery and the incredible artworks with the guidance of an art historian that will give you insights and backstories to fully enjoy and understand them.
Learn about the greek myths and biblical stories that inspired Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s most famous and dramatic sculpture works such as Apollo and Daphne, the Rape of Proserpine, and David. Hear the story of how Antonio Canova, leading neoclassic sculptor, got to portrait Napoleon’s sister Paoline as nude as the goddess Venus. Learn about Caravaggio “rockstar” lifestyle that led him create his dramatic and naturalistic paintings, and the still unsolved mystery behind Titian most famous work, Sacred and Profane love. Be in awe enjoying the harmonious perfection of Raphael’s Deposition of Christ and Botticelli’s Madonnas , and the sensuality of Domenichino’s Diana hunting and Correggio’s Danae.