Be dazzled by the magnificence of great art.
There are many ways to see fine art these days – on the internet, on a postcard, in a book. But there’s nothing like experiencing an endless succession of world-renowned masterpieces in a setting like the Galleria Borghese. This exquisite, palatial villa would be a work of art in itself even without the paintings and sculptures. Its ornate rooms are as breathtaking as the extensive surrounding park.
This museum is a wonderful parallel universe where you can travel through time undern the immortal gaze of classic artworks from every era. It’s a unique opportunity to take a close look at the greatest artistic creations of all time, free from the jostling crowds (entry numbers are strictly controlled).
The Galleria Borghese houses famous masterpieces from the best-known sculptures by Bernini – David, “The Rape of Proserpina”, and “Apollo and Daphne”, – to Canova’s statue of Paolina Borghese and from Titian’s Sacred and Profane Love to the splendid David with the Head of Goliath by Caravaggio, not to mention Rubens Pietà.
And once you’ve feasted your eyes on the gallery collection, relive it all in your minds’eye over dinner back at the Baglioni Hotel Regina. Simply unforgettable!