Galleria Borghese


Situated in the green of the public park most loved by the Romans, the Borghese Gallery is an authentic artistic treasure chest, the result of the Cardinal Scipione Borghese collections, which in the early 1600s he built this villa right to housing his collection.
It should be borne in mind that the Borghese Gallery was a private collection and that the works and their arrangement do not meet educational criteria (period, topic), but rather reflect the taste and intentions of its former owners.
Do not miss the series of sculptures made for the cardinal by young Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Eneas, the Rape of Proserpine, Apollo and Daphne, and David) who seem to invite us to participate in their events, the Sacred and Profane Love by Titian, masterpieces by Caravaggio and the admirable Princess Pauline Borghese, Napoleon’s favorite sister, portrayed by Canova as Venus.