Borghese Gallery

Duration: 2 hours

The Borghese Gallery houses one of the most beautiful classic art collections in the world and it is located in the famous Villa Borghese. It was built for Cardinal Scipione Borghese who was Pope Paul V’s favourite nephew.In 1608 the Cardinal employed the famous architect Flaminio Ponzio to build the Villa for his rich art collection. Other architects like Giovanni Vasanzio and Girolamo Rainaldi were involved in the creation of the park and its buildings.

The Cardinal made it a cultural center as well as a beautiful natural environment including a zoological garden and many exotic plants.

On the ground floor of the Gallery you can see masterpieces such as Bernini and Canova’s famous sculptures and on the first floor you can admire works of art by Antonello da Messina, Giovanni Bellini, Raffaello, Tiziano, Correggio, Caravaggio.