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Villa Borghese

#24 of 1,030 things to do in Rome
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Address: Piazzale Flaminio, 00155 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 22582330
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Famous villa constructed at the beginning of the 17th century for Cardinal...

Famous villa constructed at the beginning of the 17th century for Cardinal Scipione Caffarelli Borghese, nephew of Pope Paul V, which is surrounded by one of the largest and most beautiful public parks in Rome.

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(went Sept 2014) Extremely relaxing grounds in which to walk and very open. People generally walk around the main water areas and the museums but there are plenty of relatively... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Ryan G
Manchester, United Kingdom

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Couldn't find it. Terrible indications. We tried all subway exits in vain. Ended up in some places every time, no entrance, no sign!

Thank Chastagner C
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

(went Sept 2014) Extremely relaxing grounds in which to walk and very open. People generally walk around the main water areas and the museums but there are plenty of relatively untouched areas in which to walk. One can easily see parrots, turtles, herons and all sorts of wildlife we don't see much in the UK. Bikes and similar things are... More 

Thank Ryan G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the park Sunday morning while my husband was working. Very relaxing and beautiful scenery and views. Museums are spread throughout. Dogs, children, bikers, runners and roller bladers are all around but there is plenty of space for everyone. It was a great place to people watch and enjoy watching families spend time together.

Thank Melissa K
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

ok everyone goes on about it and you have to book to get tin, all I can say is ye it was ok but don't believe the hype Rome has many things to see this wasn't up there with the best of them

Thank danhart1979
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it! Also found a Little lake where u pay something super inexpensive and you can go around in a boat and there's like a Little temple of Asclepios God. Lovely place near to Piazza Spagna. Literaly didn't know it was there. We walked up the stairs and follow up the road and it has an amazing view of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view from this park is sensational. Highly recommend. Didn't use any facilities offered as didn't have time. Looked like a few things to do whilst within the park.

Thank Marshmellows15
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to visit. Beautiful gardens, sculptures, buildings. Options to ride segways, bikes, pedal cars, row boats. A nice change to be able to get outdoors.

Thank Sarah8862063
Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Big green villa full of old houses and monuments. Great place for sunset watching or relaxing during hot weather

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Borghese gardens are huge and great fun and a welcome change and diversion from the intensity (and in the Summer heat) of the city. Lots to see and do - art, culture, walk, eat or hire one of those pedal bike things for 4 people - lethal (I'm amazed there aren't more injuries or deaths!) but kids and teenagers love... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with my daughter who is an artist. Even if you don't uderstand art you will be moved to tears as I was- this place is magnificent !! Wonderful marble statues from the Greats like Bernini and wonderful landscaped grounds!!! Worth more than the ticket price for entry!!!!

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