The art collection of the wealthy, noble Borghese family soon became too big for a single home. It moved into the Galleria Borghese - a separate building in the famous Villa Borghese park. In 1901, the collection passed into the hands of the Italian government and ever since, tourists travel from all over the world to see this beautiful museum.
Scipione Borghese had a mind for power and an eye for art. He was a patron of Caravaggio and Bernini, and ended up building the Borghese Gallery to house his growing collection of works by these two, and other masters of the Renaissance.
The places of artistic interest include the sculpture of David de Bernini that captures the biblical hero, and the abduction of Proserpina - Bernini made it at 23 years of age. Other highlights include: Caravaggio Niño with fruit basket and Rafael's extraordinary deposition of Christ and Lady with a unicorn.
A visit here is a trip in the exclusive air of the high Renaissance and an opportunity to get in touch with works of art of the masters of the Renaissance.