Galleria Borghese

ZERO here: rimane abbagliato dallo splendore della Roma che fu.

Contacts

Galleria Borghese Piazzale del Museo Borghese, 5
Roma

Time

  • lunedi chiuso
  • martedi 08:30–19:30
  • mercoledi 08:30–19:30
  • giovedi 08:30–19:30
  • venerdi 08:30–19:30
  • sabato 08:30–19:30
  • domenica 08:30–19:30

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Galleria Borghese is one of the most precious jewels in Rome, that’s to be expected as its owned by one of the most powerful family of the city history. "The Man of the Year" this time being the cardinal Scipione, one of the most important collectors and patrons of the XV century. The gallery located in the namesake villa was built to show the rich ecclesiastic collection. The list of chef d’oeuvres includes “Sacred and Profane love” by Tiziano, “The Deposition” by Raffaello, some works from Caravaggio “David With The Head Of Goliath”, “Saint Jerolame Writing”. The gallery is renowned worldwide for the Bernini statues’ collection: ecstatic abduction in marble, motion and life are dancing with lightness and grace, from “The Rape of Proserpina” to “Apollo and Dafne” and “David”. Last but not least, Paolina Borghese’s portrait, Camillo’s wife and well-known court entertainer. Rumors had it that the husband, animated by a gorillic anger, screamed at her, how the fuck she could pose bare in front of the artist, she softly replied: “You know, the room was efficently heated”. Besides the permanent masterpieces, be updated on the temporary exhibitions.