Borghese Gallery & Imperial Rome Combination with Lunch: Enjoy our morning tour to Borghese Gallery & Gardens. Houses in Villa Borghese, one of the most beautiful parks of Rome, the Borghese Gallery is divided in two sections: the ground-floor, with its superb sculptures and the upper floor Gallery with the paintings collection. The art Gallery, renowned for centuries as “the sovereign of all private art collections”, houses masterpieces that the Borghese s (Pope Paul V belonged to that family) have amassed in their tasteful summer residence since 1600. Bernini as a sculptor, Raphael, Caravaggio, Titian, Domenichino, Correggio, Rubens are just some of the highlights of an incredible wealth of art the latter epitomized by Canova’s famouse nude of Napoleon’s sister, Paolina Bonaparte Borghese.
After the visit of the Gallery, the tour continues with a pleasant stroll through the delightful Borghese Park. The area of the Park started as a vineyard until, in 1605, Cardinal Scipione Borghese, nephew of Pope Paul V, turned it into a park. Walking through the panoramic Pincio promenade we will then reach Trinità dei Monti. From the top we will descend the legendary stairs of the Spanish Steps to admire the Fontana della Barcaccia, made by Pietro Bernini.
After the morning tour you will be transferred in the restaurant to enjoy a typical lunch with drinks. After lunch you will enjoy our Imperial tour program. Tour starts at the Arch of Constantine, the largest and one of the best preserved triumphal arches in Rome. From here our guide will take you inside the Coliseum (skip the line entrance tickets), the most famous monument in the world and a main symbol of Rome. Our guide will explain the cruel events that took place there and answer all your questions.
After exiting the Coliseum, you will visit its surrounding monuments like and the Palatine Hill with the Roman Forum Archeological Area (skip the line entrance tickets) undoubtedly the most important and attractive one in the world. Thanks to unique historical, monumental, archaeological values, as well as for its sublime beauty. Just the views from the Palatine over the Forums or the Circus Maximus would be worth a trip to Italy. You will discover also the House of the Vestals, the various Temples, the Senate House, the Capitol Palace the Sacred Way and the Triumph Arches. The tour ends inside the Roman Forum.
Meeting/pick-up point: In front of Borghese Gallery Entrance.
Duration: 8 hours.
Start/opening time: At 8:45am.
End/closing time: At 6:45pm.