Galleria Borghese or Borghese Gallery is most well-known for the masterpieces of the Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680). One of his most acclaimed works exhibited in the museum is the life-size marble statue of Apollo and Daphne (as seen in the picture above). The lifelikeness and the dramatic depiction of the couple took my breath away. I could literally stare at the beautiful faces of Apollo and Daphne for hours. The sculpture is exemplary of Baroque art in the 17th century.