This collection is housed in a building constructed in 1613 for Cardinal Scipione Borghese, one of Bernini's greatest ... More
Museo e Galleria Borghese
This collection is housed in a building constructed in 1613 for Cardinal Scipione Borghese, one of Bernini's greatest patrons. In fact, this great sculptor has exhibited some of his most famous sculptures here; amongst them is the renowned Apollo and Daphne. When one thinks of the Museo Borghese, the sculpture that immediately springs to mind is Canova's Pauline Borghese, in which she poses as Venus, wearing just a drape around her midriff. There are six major pieces by Caravaggio in the Galleria, including The Boy with a Basket of Fruit and the Madonna della Serpe. Titian is also represented with Sacred and Profane Love, Raphael with The Deposition, and there are important works by Correggio. The gallery can only hold 300 visitors at a time, so it is advisable to book in advance.
When the Commune of Rome allowed one of its no longer used administrative buildings in Villa Borghese to be used
by a sculptor, it did not contemplate it being turned into a museum. The sculptor Pietro Canonica renovated the ...
The splendid fortress of Castel SantAngelo was originally built as a mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian in 139 CE. It was
transformed into a castle during the 10th century and then transformed into the elegant residence of Pope Alexander VI ...
Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia was a splendid Renaissance villa, built for Pope Julius III and houses an important
collection of Etruscan treasures found mainly in graves and tombs. The Tomb of the Newlyweds is one of the ...