An exhaustive and enjoyable guide to the superb collection that Cardinal Scipione Borghese installed in his “Villa Outside Porta Pinciana”, now the Borghese Gallery, in 1616, comprising masterpieces of art and sculpture by Raphael, Titian, Correggio, Cranach, Bernini, Caravaggio, and many more. The book accompanies visitors through the museum, room by room, providing the information needed to find out more about the rich collection and to appreciate the decorative scheme in the interior of the villa, which was completely refurbished by Prince Marcantonio IV at the end of the 18th century.
The guide is richly illustrated with carefully selected colour photographs of the masterpieces in the gallery, each of which is accompanied by a short explanatory text designed to be read while standing before the selected work.
This is the first guide to include the artworks in the Gallery’s lovely Storerooms (admission by booking in advance), giving visitors the opportunity to extend their visit beyond the twenty rooms of the Museum.
The cover flaps contain the museum plans, which can be unfolded for easy consultation.