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The Borghese Gallery Museum is located in the Villa Borghese in Rome and is home to one of the most famous collections in the world. The collection of works of the Galleria Borghese Museum is the result of Cardinal Scipione Borghese, nephew of Pope Paul V, who was also responsible for construction of the villa itself. At the end of the sixteenth century, the Borghese, wealthy family of Siena acquired land outside Rome at Porta Pinciana and began to build a house in his park in 1607. Scipione Borghese, a passionate collector and patron, during the seventeenth century, he formed one of the most largest collections of Italian art, which formed the original core of the visible to the Museum's collection today. Borghese Gallery houses a collection of sculptures, reliefs and ancient mosaics, and paintings and sculptures from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century. Among the masterpieces of the collection are works by Caravaggio, Raphael, Titian, Correggio, Antonello da Messina, Giovanni Bellini and sculptures by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Canova. Gallery is unique in the world as regards the number and importance of the sculptures by Bernini and paintings by Caravaggio. The works are exhibited in 20 rooms with frescoes which, together with the portico and the entrance hall, are the rooms of the museum open to the public.

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Piazza Scipione Borghese, 5
00197 Roma

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