SIGHTSEEING TOURS BY ENGLISH-SPEAKING GUIDES AND DRIVERS
An English-speaking guide and/or driver, just for you and your party, will help you appreciate the beauty, culture, and history of Rome and make the most of your time in this city. A few of our sample itineraries follow. All of these tours can be mixed and matched or we can customize an itinerary that is unique to your needs.
TOUR DURATION: 2 ½ HOURS WITH ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE
This tour usually starts at the entrance of the museum itself, near the cashier, but another meeting point can be arranged if you prefer. We will take care of booking the visit of the Galleria Borghese at the time you choose. The tour inside the Borghese Gallery lasts approximately 2 ½ hours. Your tour guide will meet you inside the museum, before entering the exhibit.
The Galleria Borghese owes its name to the Cardinal Scipione Borghese, one of the most important art collectors of the early seventeenth century. Thanks to his privileged position as nephew of Camillo Borghese who became Pope with the name of Paul V and also thanks to his considerable ability Scipione Borghese collected incredible art works that make this museum a must-see site in Rome.
Your guide will show you the most relevant art housed in the Galleria Borghese: sculptures, bas-reliefs, ancient mosaics, paintings dating from the XV to the XVIII century. Here you will see the works by world famous artists such as Bernini, Titian, Caravaggio, Rafael, Correggio, Antonello da Messina, Domenichino, Canova, Rubens, Cranach and many others.
Here are some most famous works inside the Galleria Borghese:
The reclining Pauline Bonaparte, a marble sculpture by Antonio Canova considered an excellent expression of neoclassical style.
The sculptures David and Apollo and Daphne executed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini when he was 24-25 years old.
The Madonna of the Palafrenieri by Caravaggio arrived in the Borghese private collection after being removed from one of the most important altars in St. Peters after only one month due to its lack of decency.
The Renaissance painting Sacred and Profane Love by Titian, considered a true masterpiece.
To book private tours in English please write to firstname.lastname@example.org