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    Gallery Borghese

    Borghese Gallery

    Borghese Gallery

    In italian : Galleria della Villa Borghese

    The Borghese Gallery houses a famous collection mainly inherited from the Borghese family, initiated in the early seventeenth century.
    The most famous works are the baroque sculptures and Renaissance paintings, including Caravaggio and Titian, its neo-classical and ancient sculptures.Among them are notable sculptures by Bernini.
    Its collections concern Modern art, with for example Goya, Renoir, Van Gogh, Rubens or Cranach, as well as the art of the Etruscans.

    Caravage, David portant la tete de Goliath

    Caravage, David portant la tete de Goliath

    The main floor is mostly devoted to classical antiquities dating from the first to third centuries AD, a famous mosaic of gladiators, and the neo-classical sculptures.

    Among the Hellenistic sculptures, it houses a copy of the famous Hermaphrodite and a colossal statue of a satyr.
    From the Roman, we must include the colossal statue of Dionysus, and a portrait of Alexander.

    There are many baroque and neoclassical sculptures.You can admire those of Bernini such as the goat Amalthea, the Rape of Persephone, Apollo and Daphne, a David, a bust of Paul V, and many others. There are also the sculptures of Antonio Canova like the portrait of Pauline Borghese as Venus, Pauline Bonaparte.

    The paintings section is particularly well supplied with works by Bernini (self-portrait); Bruegel the former (Orpheus, Vase of Flowers); Caravaggio (Boy with a Basket of Fruit, Our Lady of the grooms, Portraits of Pope Paul V, Saint John the Baptist, St. Jerome, David with the Head of Goliath); Cavalier d’Arpino (Saint John the Baptist, The Flight into Egypt, The Abduction of Europa); Lucas Cranach; Domenichino (The Hunt of Diana Portrait of Sibyl); Guercino (The Prodigal Son); Lorenzo Lotto (The man with the roses, the Virgin and Child); Raphael (The Lady and the Unicorn, The Entombment of Christ, etc.); Paul Rubens (Susanna and the two old men, Lamentation over the Dead Christ); Titian (Sacred and Profane Love); and many others.

     

    Informations, access and timetable

    Galeria Borghese
    Villa Borghese
    Piazzale del Museo Borghese, 5 | 00197 ROMA
    Tél. : +39 06 32810 – Fax : +39 06 32651329
    www.galleriaborghese.it, prices and conditions of visits

    Reservations required (even for owners of the Roma Pass which must reserve by phone)
    Phone number to buy a ticket (number common to several museums): +39 06 32810
    for groups Reservations: Fax +39 06 32651329;
    E-mail: info@ticketeria.it
    Guided tours for groups: +39 06 8555952 fax

    Opening hours

    Open daily except Mondays from 9 am to 19 pm, entry every two hours. The ticket office closes at 18:30.
    Closed on Mondays, 25th December 25 and 1st January.

    Prices

    At the 1st of September 2016
    Full price: € 13 (more 2 booking fee) – Reduced price: € 6.50 (more € 2 booking fee) between 18 and 25, 2 € (booking fee) for – 18 and + 65.
    Audio guide: € 1.50, € 1 for schools.
    Reservations required. Visits every 2 hours from 8:30 am

    Check out the details of visits conditions, discounted period, etc

     

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