Galleria Borghese

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by JulieHolm on October 5, 2004

The Borghese Gallery is a beautiful art Museum with some wonderful Bernini sculptures including Apollo and Daphne, and some works by Caravaggio and Raphael's Sacred and Profane love. The gallery is really wonderful, and we spent almost all of two hours enjoying it.

You need to either make reservations in advance, for a two-hour window, or wait in a very long line to get tickets that are not claimed. Since we all had reservations had no problem getting in quickly. We waited in a moderately long line for less than 10 minutes to get our tickets, prior to the entrance time checked our big bags (mostly my backpack and Mark's camera bag) and entered.

We started upstairs, seeing rooms full of art, from the ceiling frescoes to the statuary, to the paintings on the walls. It was awesome. Since we could not take pictures, we bought a book and some postcards to make up the gap. Highlights of the visit were the Bernini sculptures, including Apollo and Daphne, which captures the moment when Daphne, to escape rape by Apollo, turns into a tree. It is really very beautiful, very emotional, very baroque.

Borghese Gallery and Museum (Galleria Borghese)
Piazzale Scipione Borghese, 5
Rome, Italy, 00197
+39 068413979

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