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Porta Pinciana: Our most recommended tours and activities

Rome: Hop-On Hop-Off Open-Bus Tour Tickets

1. Rome: Hop-On Hop-Off Open-Bus Tour Tickets

“All roads lead to Rome” goes a Roman saying; then enjoy the city and explore it on our open buses, it will be amazing to discover all the monuments from the Imperial Rome to Baroque Rome along the route. Buying one of our tickets, valid for one day or one run, you can listen to an exciting tale about Rome, thanks to our 8 languages audioguide. You can also Hop-on and Hop-off at any of our stops whenever you want for the entire validity of the ticket you bought. Our buses have a 30 minutes frequency from 9am to 7pm every day. These are the stops: TERMINAL VIA MARSALA (Termini station) - LARGO DI VILLA PERETTI - SAINT MARY MAJOR CHURCH – COLOSSEUM - CIRCUS MASSIMUS – VENICE SQUARE – VATICAN – SPANISH STEPS - BARBERINI/TREVI’S FOUNTAIN. In addition to the Hop-on Hop-off tour, through our app you can visit Rome walking on your own, thanks to special tours created especially for you. Staying on the bus you can admire Termini station, Republic Square and Santa Maria degli Angeli cathedral, Viminale Palace, Saint Mary Major , Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Eliseo theatre from the outside, Trajan’s column, Venice Square and the Vittoriano, the Imperial Forums, the Colosseum and Constantine’s arch, the Circus Maximus, the Mouth of Truth, Marcello’s theatre, Largo Argentina and its archeological finds, Saint Andrews church, the fountain called “la zuppiera” (the soup tureen), Sant’Angelo Castle, the Ara Pacis, Villa Borghese entrance, Porta Pinciana , Via Veneto famous during 50s/60s for “la dolce vita”, God Neptune’s fountain and Moses’s fountain.

Rome: 2-Hour Borghese Gallery Private Tour

2. Rome: 2-Hour Borghese Gallery Private Tour

Skip the long lines to one of Rome’s most popular museums on a 2-hour guided tour of the Museo e Galleria Borghese (Borghese Gallery). Housed in a stunning villa just outside the Porta Pinciana, the collection has been described as the “Queen of all Private Art Collections.” One of the most interesting, charming, elegant and compact art museums in Rome, the collection is neither chronologically arranged, nor very ordinate. Instead, it is a personal, lovingly matched collection that reveals the personalities and tastes of 2 people: Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the greatest of the Baroque artists; and Scipione Cardinal Borghese, the greatest art collector, who initiated the Roman Baroque. Explore his passion for art, for which he had an infallible instinct, and his unscrupulousness in obtaining the works of art he wanted to posses. Highlights of the museum are many, but include Raffaello's “Woman with the Unicorn,” Domenichino's “Diana,” Botticelli's “Madonna and Child,” and Caravaggio's “David.” Marvel at Bernini's “Apollo and Daphne,” Canova's “Paolina,” and Tiziano's “Amor Sacro & Amor Profano.” Hear a never ending drama of untold stories about art being stolen from churches, artists being sent to jail, their workshops devastated by Borghese's confiscations, mysterious deaths, and other stories of intrigue and passion that explain how the Baroque could sometimes cost more than life itself.

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What people are saying about Porta Pinciana

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 171 reviews

Seeing the Borghese was the one thing I wanted to see in detail whilst visiting Roma and so I spent a little extra on a private tour, well worth it! Anna, my guide, was fantastic. Very knowledgeable, picked out a nice selection to focus on during our limited time (one could spend days there) and had some great stories to tell about how Borghese created his collection (hint, don’t say no to Borghese!). My fav thing to see was the Apollo and Daphne room where you can literally see Daphne transform into a tree! Back at my hotel which was the parc dei principi grand, suddenly all the random paintings on the wall came to life as many were copies of what I had explained to me in detail by Anna! Finally, one can only imagine the true splendore of the Borghese and all the grounds when it was in its original shape (like before Napoleon “borrowed a bunch of stuff”).

Renata infected us with her enthusiasm! She told the stories behind the magnificent artworks as if she had been there live. We felt every myth, every scandal of the artists firsthand. Any time!

The museum/gallery has been on our “must visit list” for a long time . The guided tour did not disappoint and it was enlightening and enjoyable .

This private visit with Jean Pasquale was fascinating for both the sculptures and the paintings. This rather intimate museum contains marvels.

He had never been to the Borghese Gallery and I really enjoyed the tour with Selenia Morgillo