Borghese Gallery and Baroque Rome Art History Private Walking Tour
Explore the art history of Baroque Rome on a private walking tour of the Galleria Borghese with an art expert. Your tour starts at the Galleria Borghese, the beautiful palace where Cardinal Scipione Borghese lived with his famous art collection in the heart of Rome’s most beautiful park, the Borghese Gardens. You will see Bernini’s famous statues of Apollo and Daphne, David, the Rape of Proserpine and Canova’s reclining nude of Paulina Borghese. The collection also includes paintings by Raphael, Titian and Caravaggio.
After touring the gallery, you’ll walk through the gardens to Piazza del Popolo. Here you’ll tour the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo and see two of Caravaggio’s most famous compositions. You’ll be able to compare the order and harmony of Raphael’s Renaissance Chigi Chapel with the emotional and sensual strength of Caravaggio’s Baroque artworks.