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Borghese Gallery

Local name: Galleria Borghese

Located inside: Villa Borghese Gardens

Borghese Gallery is a state-owned museum featuring a rich collection of paintings, antiques and sculptures. Among the most famous collections are works by Baroque artists Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Titian, Correggio, Rubens, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Boticelli and Caravaggio.

The collection was made available to a wide audience in 1903, before they were private collections of the Borghese family, which in 1891 were redeemed by the Italian state. Cardinal Scipione Borghese began the collection of art, and Francesca Aldobrandini Borghese's will was forbidden to sell them, so that the collection would not divide. The building of the museum is part of the Villa Borghese park and palace complex. The palace was designed by the architect Flaminio Ponzio. It was commissioned in 1616. The facade was designed by Giovanni Vasanzio.

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Piazzale Scipione Borghese 500197 Rome, Italy