Educational services


Promoting and making the most of the heritage are closely connected with educational processes of the “informal” kind, with activities addressed to the different interests of the diverse publics targeted.

The Galleria Borghese is a museum open to the public and in the service of society. It promotes research and cultural growth, and contributes to the social development of both the local and the national community. Its institutional objectives thus include education, study, and enjoyment.

This project of collective growth is promoted, supported, and coordinated by the Educational Service, which boasts a long tradition and a significant history.

The Annual Plan of Educational Activities is the instrument dedicated to planning in this specific area of the Museum’s initiatives.



The primary objective of the Galleria Borghese’s Educational Service is to promote the Museum as a place for learning about our cultural heritage and its values. It works collaboratively in cooperation with society at large to make its collections more understandable, enjoyable, and accessible for diverse publics.


Particular attention is given to the families that visit the Museum. At their disposal are the thematic itineraries that tell in an original way the “Stories of the Borghese”, which are conceived for different ages and therefore are suitable even for the youngest visitors. They present works, artists, and more, inviting active participation in the storytelling.



  • Dear children, we are waiting for you! (A very special awakening at the Galleria Borghese)


curated by Marzia Di Tanna and Emanuela Mangia

A video animation for children aged 4 to 8 and their families.


Episode I: A very special awakening

Virginia, Bernardino Licinio's granddaughter, taken from his painting, Portrait of her brother's family, and the little Sonno by Algardi explore paintings and sculptures in the Borghese collection, driven by the typical curiosity of children, which leads them to notice certain iconographic details and to come across numerous characters, such as Cardinal Scipione Borghese, with whom they share adventures full of games and surprises.

You can see the video here



Episode II: The honey binge and a funny dromedary

Dear children, we left Virginia and Sleep in the mosaic by artist Marcello Provenzale, in the company of many animals, all ready to witness magic: who is Orpheus turning into? Are you ready to be enchanted by this new adventure? We follow our two friends in the air and together with them we will get to know 'the landlord', his passion for rare and precious flowers, we will come across a very vain goddess, her honey-loving son, and finally we will become part of a procession of funny characters who are as mysterious as they are noisy.

You can watch the video here



Episode III

A bizarre egg-carriage pulled by a very special dromedary will lead Virginia and Sleep into a Titian painting where, in a happy and festive atmosphere, they will find the greedy Eros now intent on another game... But the fun has only just begun: inside this room of the museum, the Venetian painter has also painted Eros's little brother and all together, our friends will make a big racket, whetting the appetite of...? Let's find out together in this new episode.

You can watch the video here


  • A cupid superhero! The new video fairy tale for children

by Micaela Carbonara and Fabrizia Puca

Cupid, a mysterious child with wings, three intrepid friends and a sleepy cook: these are the magical ingredients of the fairy tale inspired by Titian’s painting Venere che benda amore. Get on the colorful hot air balloon and we will take you to a delicious world made of chocolate, friendship and love where you could say I love you.​

You can watch the video here



  • A chilly lady

by Micaela Carbonara and Fabrizia Puca

The little lemon Giulio goes to visit his friend Margherita and they will meet a mysterious girl and her strange little animal with a small horn on her forehead. They will help her to get back her lucky charm necklace and to go back to her palace: the Galleria Borghese!

You can watch the video here


  • What a crazy rock party!

by Micaela Carbonara and Fabrizia Puca

The three friends Giulio, Margherita and Guglielmo are rehearsing for a concert with their rock band. Two curious flies stop to listen to them and explain, sadly, that in the country they come from there is no longer any music. The boys then offer to follow them to see if they can help them and... suddenly they find themselves catapulted into the painting Landscape with a country dance and there they experience a fantastic adventure that will eventually end in a big dance party full of music and joy!

You can watch the video here


  • Borghese Gallery’s stories – a little handbook:

A little guidebook to the masterpieces of the Galleria Borghese, in Italian and English, conceived for a tour of adults and children/youngsters together, which presents 10 of the Galleria Borghese’s masterpieces in appropriate language, format, and graphics. The collection is presented by an exceptional guide, Cardinal Scipione Borghese.


  • If I were… Paolina:

A leaflet in Italian and English, in which the Museum’s little visitors can imagine that they are the Borghese princess Paolina and make up a story and/or draw.


  • If I were … David:

A leaflet in Italian and English, in which the Museum’s little visitors can imagine that they are David, the hero who defeated the giant Goliath, and make up a story and/or draw.


  • Enchanted at the Borghese – on the wings of Music:

A special itinerary, conceived for a special occasion, the “Music Festival”, but also excellent on any other day of the year. The visitors (adults and children) will be guided in a search for kettledrums and panpipes, lyres and sistra, flutes and chitarrones, violas da braccio and da gamba, trombones and
hunting horns. They will be accompanied by the festive sounds of satyrs, as well as by the music of Apollo; listen in amazement to the gorgeous suspended chant of the Sibyl; and be enchanted by the melody of Orpheus. The handbook is only in Italian.


  •  Excuse me, have you seen a dragon?

A special and entertaining itinerary, in Italian and English, through the rooms of the Galleria Borghese in search of “particular” animals, helped by the hints provided by the security personnel. Large numbers of dragons can be found, as well as unicorns, three-headed dogs, and such, because every
self-respecting museum has its fantastic animals.


For readers of all ages, but especially children and young people, the Galleria Borghese presents NON TOCCARE a comic strip by Andrea Fiorespino in 6 episodes starring the museum's famous sculptures.

Pluto, Proserpine, Aeneas, Anchises, Apollo and Daphne, are just some of the characters who, amidst gags and surreal situations, will take the reader on a tour of the museum's halls, telling their story.


First episode

Second episode

Third Episode

Fourth episode

Fifth episode

Sixth episode

Enjoy reading!


The Galleria Borghese participates in the initiatives sponsored by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism (MiBACT) fostering awareness and collective reflection regarding our common principle of learning about cultural heritage as a factor of social cohesion and civics education, in total accordance with the policies of the European Union.

European Cultural Heritage Days
Museum Festival
Museum Night
Families at the Museum
Museum Week
Music Festival
Culture Week


The Museum also plans inclusive and socializing initiatives and educational itineraries conceived for diverse publics, aimed at creating participatory experiences and establishing the conditions for making the Museum a familiar, open, and welcoming place.

Open space. The Galleria Borghese opens to the city.
There have already been two editions of this cyclical project, which is based on the principle of inclusion and cultural exchange.

For activities and projects aimed at increasing the Museum’s accessibility, please consult the Accessibility section 


La Galleria Borghese manages its formal educational activities in cooperation with Gebart Spa, a company that provides a diverse program of tours and thematic itineraries for individuals, groups and families, and schools of all levels.

For information: click here.


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