Exploring the Art of Borghese Gallery

Marvel at paintings by artists like Caravaggio, Canova, and Raphael during a guided tour of Rome's Borghese Gallery. Experience expedited entry with skip-the-line tickets and an expert art historian guide.

61.98 $

Borghese Gallery

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Included in the price:

  • Headsets and radios to hear the guide clearly
  • Skip-the-line entry ticket to Borghese Gallery
  • Art historian guide
  • Tips

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Duration 2 hours: Check availability to see starting times.

Skip the line through express security check: French, English

Rome: Borghese Gallery Art Tour

Discover the masterpieces at Rome's renowned Borghese Gallery with an expert art historian guide. Marvel at a captivating collection featuring artists like Caravaggio, Canova, and Raphael. This guided tour offers skip-the-line entry, allowing you to make the most of your time exploring this artistic treasure trove.


  • Feast your eyes on a world-renowned collection of sculptures and paintings.
  • Explore the artworks inside Borghese Gallery with an art historian tour guide.
  • Beat the crowds and enjoy priority access with your reserved entry tickets.
  • Marvel at the largest gathering of Caravaggio's works in a single collection.
  • Take in Roman floor mosaics, sculptures, and detailed hand-painted frescoes.

About the Experience

Embark on a guided tour of one of Rome's most important museums, the Borghese Gallery. With reserved entry tickets, skip the waiting lines and delve into the art world under the insightful narration of an art historian guide. Wander through 20 rooms across 2 floors, immersed in captivating frescoes, Roman floor mosaics, and breathtaking sculptures.

Encounter world-renowned masterpieces, from Bernini's captivating "Apollo and Daphne" to Raphael's "The Deposition." Delve into the Caravaggio room to admire paintings like "David with the Head of Goliath" and the "Boy with a Basket of Fruit."


  • Expert art historian guide.
  • Skip-the-line entry ticket to Borghese Gallery.
  • Headsets and radios to hear the guide clearly.

Meeting Point

Meet your host in front of the Borghese Gallery at the square. Look for the host wearing a purple t-shirt and a flag with the local operator's name in front of the "La fontana dei mascheroni" water fountain.

Important Information

What to bring: Passport or ID card.

Not allowed: Pets, weapons or sharp objects, baby strollers, luggage or large bags, alcohol, and drugs.

Introducing the Masterpieces of the Gallery: Discovering Caravaggio's Works

Welcome to a captivating journey through the world of art, a voyage that will lead you into the enchanting realm of Caravaggio's masterpieces. Caravaggio, the celebrated Italian Baroque artist, left an indelible mark on the art world with his dramatic use of light and shadow and his intense, emotional compositions. In this gallery, we present a curated collection of Caravaggio's finest works, allowing you to delve into the profound beauty and artistic genius that defines his creations.

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, known simply as Caravaggio, was born in Milan in 1571. He was a revolutionary figure in the Baroque movement, known for his realistic portrayal of subjects and his mastery of chiaroscuro, a technique that uses strong contrasts between light and dark to give the illusion of volume in modeling three-dimensional objects and figures.

Caravaggio's works are characterized by their intense emotional realism and the raw, unidealized depiction of the human form. He had a tumultuous life, marked by a series of controversies and personal struggles, but his artistic brilliance remains undeniable. Through his art, Caravaggio delved into themes of religion, mythology, and human nature, leaving a lasting impact on the world of art that continues to be felt to this day.

One of Caravaggio's most famous works is "The Calling of Saint Matthew," which is an exemplary display of his mastery of light and dark. The painting captures the pivotal moment when Jesus called upon the tax collector Matthew to become his disciple, beautifully illustrating Caravaggio's unique artistic style.

As you explore this gallery, you will encounter a diverse range of Caravaggio's works, each a testament to his exceptional skill and artistic vision. From religious scenes to powerful portraits, Caravaggio's ability to capture the human experience is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Prepare to be captivated by the interplay of light and shadow, the emotional depth, and the sheer artistry that defines Caravaggio's legacy.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Who was Caravaggio?

Caravaggio, born Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio in 1571 in Milan, was a renowned Italian Baroque artist known for his revolutionary use of light and shadow and intense, emotional depictions in his artworks.

2. What is chiaroscuro?

Chiaroscuro is a technique in art that uses strong contrasts between light and dark to create the illusion of volume in modeling three-dimensional objects and figures. Caravaggio was a master of this technique, employing it to great effect in his paintings.

3. What is "The Calling of Saint Matthew"?

"The Calling of Saint Matthew" is one of Caravaggio's most famous works. It depicts the moment when Jesus called upon the tax collector Matthew to become his disciple. The painting is celebrated for its masterful use of light and shadow and its powerful portrayal of the event.

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481 reviews

Guide spoke Italian-English... could not understand.

traveler – China

Cancellation of the guided tour 1 hour before the scheduled time, with the suggestion of a replacement audio guide. Disappointing.

Olga – Czech Republic

The Crow Tours agency informed me 3 hours before the visit that the French guide simply canceled the tour without explanation 😤

traveler – Malaysia

Audio system was completely occupied. Couldn't hear and wasted time trying to fix it. We rescheduled another tour just to have a proper tour. Cannot recommend. Will suggest another provider online.

traveler – France

The museum deserves to be visited, but the guide was absolutely unprepared. If I read about things on the internet myself, it was the same, or perhaps even better. It really wasn't worth the price I paid. I do not recommend!!

traveler – France