Without a doubt the most beautiful residence in Rome, the Villa Borghese was built in 1613 by Cardinal Scipione Borghese to receive Roman society and to delight his friends with a splendid collection of art, including major works by Raphael, Rubens, Titian, Caravaggio, Bernini, Antonello da Messina and Canova.
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Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00am to 7:00pm
Last admission at 5:00pm
Time slots for 2 hour visits:
9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, and 5:00pm.
Closed on January 1, May 1, and December 25.
Without a doubt the most beautiful residence in Rome, the Villa Borghese was built in 1613 by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, nephew of pope Paul V. Borghese to receive Roman society and to delight his friends with a splendid collection of works of art. Ancient pieces discovered in Rome plus artwork by famous artists of the time fill the rooms of this prestigious residence.
Located between the Flaminio area and the Parioli area where the Lucullo gardens once were, the Villa Borghese is known for its size and its access to the city.
The main building was decorated in 16th century style: the outside was covered with old sculptures, while the sober interior hosted the great works of art.
At the beginning of the 19th century, Prince Camillo Borghese transferred the family’s art collection to the casino. The gallery and the Borghese museum are still housed here today.
To build a residence worthy of his status the prince employed two great architects of the time, Flaminio Ponzio and Giovanni Vasanzio. The building was extended towards the Muro Torto and the estate was reorganized to include an English garden landscape.
There are many beautiful items worth noticing: the Italian gardens near the Casino Borghese, the Casino alla Meridiana and the area around the aviary and the many statues and fountains that embellish the avenues and paths.
There is also the "Garden of the Lake" which stretches around an artificial body of water. A small temple dedicated to Aesculapius graces an islet in the middle of the lake, together with a 17th century copy of the arch of Septimius Severus.
The Gallery houses a collection of early and late Renaissance artwork belonging to the Borghese family. These great paintings were once in the main residence in town.
Here, you have the opportunity to admire the Madonna dei Palafrenieri and Bacco malato by Caravaggio, Sacred and Profane Love by Titian, Deposition by Raphael, Danae by Correggio and paintings by Botticelli, Perugino, Pinturicchio, Domenichino, and others.
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