Museum tour at...Galleria Borghese
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An oasis in the very heart of the city, 79 hectares of green land in the midst of circulation. It has inspired pages of literature, music scores and, in general, all forms of art. Nowadays it hosts masterpieces that stretch through three centuries of art and architecture, and several museums of different kinds, among which the very well known Galleria Borghese, and also a theatre and a zoo. Visit the “Park of Museums”: come with us to Villa Borghese, and you won't regret it!
Lenght: 2 hours;
Useful info: The entrance ticket to the Galleria Borghese need to be booked well in advance. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes and clothes that are suitable to the weather.
The garden was designed in 1608 by Flaminio Ponto. The patron, Scipione Borghese Caffarelli, erected a Renaissence villa to be used as a museum. The original project included a garden divided in to three parts, one richly full of statues. From 1766 to 1793 the garden was restored thanks to Marcantonio IV Borghese. The arrangment of XIX century provided the enlargment up to Piazza del Popolo. In 1901 the garden was sold to the State that ceeded to the Municipality of Rome.