The original sculptures and paintings in the Borghese Gallery date back to Cardinal Scipione’s collection, the son of Ortensia Borghese – Paolo V’s sister – and of Francesco Caffarelli, though subsequent events over the next three centuries entailing both losses and acquisition have left their mark.

The Borghese Gallery features the most incredible collection of paintings and sculptures in the world. Sculpture can not be appreciated nor understood without seeing Bernini’s work at the Borghese Gallery. Zozopelli’s favorite.


  • Tuesday to Sunday: from 8.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays, 1st of January, 25th of December
  • Reservations Required. Visit limited to 2 hours and enforced.
Admission Fees



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Piazzale del Museo Borghese, 5, 00197 Rome, Italy


Apollo and Daphne by Bernini

Apollo and Daphne by Bernini at the Borghese Gallery