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 ...
Design of Villa Borghese began at the start of the 17th Century when Pope Paul V Borghese was elected. Its
style resembles that of city villas from 100 years earlier. The gardens were especially cared for—aviaries were added to ...
Italy, is famous across the globe for its art and creativity. As a part of this rich culture, Glauco Lombardi
established the Museo Lombardi. It houses a vast collection of heritage items and art peices. It includes historcial collection ...