Combo Tour - Borghese Gallery and the Vatican with Lunch - with transfer: 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 continue 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 our afternoon Vatican Tour including the famous Sistine Chapel with the outstanding Creation of Adam, and the incomparable Last Judgment, on the altar wall. We will then proceed the Pio-Clementino halls with the Laocoon and Apollo Belvedere. Last stop will be Saint Peter’s Basilica. Inside this church we will experience the beauty of the world famous sculpture La Pietà by Michelangelo and the impressive Baldachin Altar (in gold and bronze) by GianLorenzo Bernini as well as the splendid Colonnade outside the church
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up from centrally located hotels. If hotel is too far from the city centre no service will be possible and customers will need to be at meeting point directly (Piazza del Museo Borghese, 5 (in front of Borghese Gallery Entrance). Please call to reconfirm pick-up time.
Duration: 8 hours.
Start/opening time: 8:45am.
-End/closing time: 4:45pm.
Others: Drop-off not included.