The Borghese Gallery is an art gallery housed in Villa Borghese.
The collection, which includes works by Caravaggio, Bernini, Botticelli and Raphael, was formed by Cardinal Scipione Borghese (1579-1633) after whom the museum is named.
The Galleria Borghese includes twenty rooms across two floors.
In the museum it is possible to view numerous sculptures which date back to the Renaissance and the Neoclassic periods.
The numerous Renaissance works are placed near more ancient sculptures from which the entire Neoclassic movement drew inspiration.
Cardianl Scipione Borghese was an extravagant patron of the arts and he commissioned sculptures from the young Bernini, which now rank among his famous works, starting with early works such as the Goat Amalthea with Infant Jupiter and Faun (1615), Aeneas Anchises & Ascanius (1618–19) to his dynamic Rape of Proserpine (1621–22), Apollo and Daphne (1622–25) and David (1623) which are considered seminal works of baroque sculpture.
In addition, several portrait busts are included in the gallery, including one of Pope Paul V.
Reservations are required to enter the museum.
– Galleria Borghese
1 – The Trevi Loft Holiday Apartment – 1 Miles
2 – Sweet Jane Holiday Apartment – 2 Miles
3 – Cappellari 13 Private Apartment – 1 Miles
4 – Campo 13 Holiday Apartment – 1 Miles
5 – Milizie 108 Private Apartment – 2 Miles
6 – La Suite di Campo de Fiori Studio Apartment – 1 Miles
7 – Morelli B&B Double Suite – 500 Yards
8 – Morelli B&B Single Suite – 500 Yards
9 – Boccanera a Trastevere Holiday Apartment – 2 Miles
- Viale del Museo Borghese
Roma, Lazio 00197
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