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Housed in a beautiful 17th century palace, which for many centuries was the residence of the noble Roman family Borghese this art gallery is considered one of the most important museums in Italy. The history of the gallery begins with the powerful Cardinal Scipione, a great art lover and a patron of famous painter Caravaggio. With the cardinal’s efforts the collection acquired some great artworks, including the pieces by Titian, Raphael, Caravaggio, Rubens and Botticelli.
Enjoy skip-the-line access and head straight inside this historic gallery to discover Renaissance and Baroque treasures. Our professional guide will introduce you to its impressive collection, engaging you in the art on a very personal level. Walking through the opulent halls of the palace we will explore the highlights, including Caravaggio’s "David with the Head of Goliath" and "the Boy with a Basket of Fruit", "Raphael's "The Deposition" and "Lady with a Unicorn". Above all you will love the world-famous marble sculptures by Bernini, such as “Apollo and Daphne” and “Ratto di Proserpina”.
After the Gallery, you will visit the surrounding gardens of the Villa that represent a great combination of nature and classic art. Your guide will take you through the park and its monuments, where you will see the neoclassical Temple of Diana, the lovely small lake of Esculapius and the monumental Antinous obelisk. After a pleasurable walk you will reach the Pincio Terraces with one of the most beautiful panoramas of the city.