The Borghese Mansion was commissioned by Cardinal Scipione Borghese to Flaminio Ponzio and Vasanzio and built between 1613 and 1614. Site of Cardinal Borghese’s art collection, its extraordinary masterpieces contributed to make it renowned all over Europe.
The museum houses an important collection of works by Bernini, Raphael, Caravaggio and Canova, whose Victorious Venus (1805), internally known as Paolina Bonaparte, is the most famous piece in the museum and virtually its symbol.
The collection is arranged over two floors and around 20 decorated rooms: the lower floor is mainly dedicated to sculptures, the upper floor to paintings.
Tuesday – Sunday: 9.00 am – 7.00 pm
Last admission: 5.00 pm
Monday, New Year’s Day and on Christmas Day
Piazzale del Museo Borghese 5, Roma
Please select a time slot for your visit. After you enter the museum, you will have two hours to enjoy the beautiful artworks.
Children under 6 years old are free of charge.