See the Galleria Borghese using Rome Transfer's service
During your travel to Rome, make sure to stop by the Galleria Borghese, located in Parco Borghese on the Pincian Hill in Rome, one of the city’s most breathtaking museums. The Galleria is housed in the villa built by Cardinal Scipione Borghese (1577-1633), nephew of Pope Paul V Borghese. Scipione used this villa as breezy hill top retreat from the hot city center, where he would entertain and display his formidable art collection. These included prized sculptures and mosaics from ancient Rome to artists of his day including Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Titian, Raphael, and Caravaggio.
While finding this gallery can be a bit tricky on your own, Rome Transfer service makes it easy for you. We will make sure you arrive on time for your two-hour tour and hold any extra items you have in the car. The gallery requires all but the smallest purses to be checked, and the line to drop off and pick up your bags is long. Let Rome Transfer make your visit stress free by holding any of your non-essentials or shopping bags while you visit the Gallery. You can visit the museum shop after your visit is over, so you won’t miss out on any key souvenirs.
Highlights to see at the Galleria Borghese’s Collection during your transfer in Rome
This intimate gallery space contains two levels. The first floor showcases many of the Ancient Roman collection from the 1st to the 3rd century AD and Bernini’s first four monumental marble sculptures. These sculptures were commissioned by the cardinal and launched sculptor’s career.
When you first enter the gallery you will see Bernini’s Pluto and Proserpina. Here Pluto, the god of the Underworld, kidnaps Proserpina, the daughter of Demeter. A single tear trickles down Proserpina’s cheek as she screams and fights Pluto, whose faithful three headed dog Cerberus guards the gate to the underworld. Make sure to walk all around the sculpture and see it from all the angles. Think about how Bernini evoked different textures in the hard marble, from Cerberus’ coarse fur, to Pluto’s smooth skin, to Proserpina’s wispy hair.
As you continue through the first floor keep an eye out for Bernini’s other early works Apollo and Daphne, Aneas, Anchises, and Ascanius, and David. If, during your travels, you continue on to Florence, think about how Bernini’s David differs from Michelangelo’s earlier gigantic statue of David. Rome Transfer’s drivers will be happy to help you with any or your reservation or transfer needs.
The Pinacotheca, or painting gallery, is located on the second floor, along with more sculptures by Bernini, including his two famous portraits of Scipione Borghese and a small desktop bust of Pope Paul V Borghese. Here you will also see Raphael’s Lady with a Unicorn , and several paintings by Caravaggio such as his Boy with a Basket of Fruit and the Sick Bacchus
With Rome Transfer around the park after the gallery
After your visit to the gallery, take a stroll through the Borghese Park. You can leave your souvenirs with Rome Transfer’s service, while you enjoy the breezes and fresh air and gaze at breath taking and romantic vistas of Rome. Take stroll around the Zoo, or take a paddleboat out on the lake with its Romantic temple. At night, during the summer, you may also choose to attend a Shakespearean play at the Globe Theater. You just need to reserve your ticket at least one week before and remember to take a pillow and a blanket with you, so you can create your own comfortable place on the theatre parterre.
After you have fed your mind and spirit with art and nature, our drivers are happy to recommend some of their favorite restaurants in Rome, and anywhere else you would like to go! Transferring around Rome is easy and stress free with Rome Transfer’s service!