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Borghese Gallery

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The Galleria Borghese houses a substantial part of the Borghese collection of paintings, sculpture and antiquities. The collection orginated in the 1600s with Cardinal Scipione Borghese, nephew of the Pope. Primarily a collector of classical and neoclassical sculpture, he also patronised contemporary artists and commissioned from, amongst others, Caravaggio, Bernini, Domenichino and Rubens.

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An intimate collection of beautiful marble scluptures of Bernini, which are certainly worth a visit if you are in Rome for a cultural stay.

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