The Galleria Borghese – Rome

One of my favorite museums in Rome is the beautiful Borghese Gallery. This museum is a must see. The collection was gathered by Cardinal Scipione and is housed in his magnificent palace, the Villa Borghese . He was a lover of art and the entire Gallery is living proof of his passion to collect the most beautiful works in Italy.
Tickets to enter the museum must be purchased in advance. I recommend that you order online in advance of your visit to Rome because reservations are limited and the Gallery sells out daily.
It’s also a good idea to purchase the audio guide to really give you a great experience when you tour the museum and see the beautiful works of the masters.
The entire museum is decorated from floor to ceiling. Here beautiful murals tell stories in one of the main halls.
Statues, paintings, mosaics, and many other works of art await you around every corner.
The Galleria Borghese – Rome Italy
The Galleria Borghese – Rome Italy
The Galleria Borghese – Rome Italy
The Galleria Borghese – Rome Italy
Pauline Bonaparte, Napoleon’s sister forever immortalized in marble.
The Galleria Borghese – Rome Italy
The Galleria Borghese – Rome Italy
The Rape of Proserpine by Bernini is one of the collections most famous statues. The ability to produce this beauty from a solid block of marble is amazing. Bernini was a true genius.
This is stone. Unbelievable.
The Rape of Proserpine by Bernini.
The Rape of Proserpine by Bernini.
The Rape of Proserpine by Bernini.
The Rape of Proserpine by Bernini.
The Galleria Borghese – Rome Italy
Apollo and Daphne by Bernini.
Apollo and Daphne by Bernini.
Apollo and Daphne by Bernini.
The Galleria Borghese – Rome Italy
The gallery hosts many works from the famous Italian painter Caravaggio.
The Galleria Borghese – Rome Italy
The Galleria Borghese – Rome Italy
Self portrait of Bernini.
The gallery is surrounded by beautiful gardens.
The Galleria Borghese – Rome Italy
Filled with so much beauty…

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