Galleria Borghese

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by mucher on December 21, 2006

It lures you with the tagname of "Greatest private art collection in the world" and that's not just boasting. One of the few Roman places that REQUIRE reservation (2 Euro fee), it had me captivated for the whole two hours. Downstairs, at the sculptures exhibition (dominated by Bernini's masterpieces) one can hardly decide whether to appreciate them - or the breathtakingly decorated rooms.

Upstairs - the picture gallery - is just as impressive, despite the modest decor. But that hardly matters when what you see is the Titian's 'Sacred and Profane Love', or Caravaggio's masterpieces (don't forget the St. Louis the French's church for more of these).

And, there's the beautifully Borghese Park around for you to relax and wander a little...

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

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