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Villa Borghese

Piazzale Flaminio, 00155 Rome, Italy
+39 06 22582330
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As featured in Rome off the beaten path
Ranked #24 of 730 Attractions in Rome
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Walking, City walk sightseeing
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Famous villa constructed at the beginning of the 17th century for Cardinal Scipione Caffarelli Borghese, nephew of Pope Paul V, which is surrounded by... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Regina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We spent a little time in the park taking a break from the heat and crowds - we rented Segways and my parents rented a golf cart. I would have liked to spend more time driving around seeing things, honestly I think I would budget myself a few hours next time as there are things to see and do (segways,... More

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

A beautiful and peaceful sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of Rome. Lovely to walk around with some tremendous views over the city from the Pincio Gardens. Lots of places to stop and buy a nice cold drink or a bite to eat. Hire a Riscio to get around - a pedal cart for 2 or 4 that's assisted... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Was really disappointed with the Borghese gardens. The tube dropped us off at the side of a dual carriage way with one tiny dodgy sign. We and a few other couples walked along the side of the road until we came to what looked like an entrance with a coffee area. It looked dry, sparse covered in litter and unattended... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had spent 5 days in Rome and had read about the Villa Borghese, and on our last full day, we decided to give it a try. Visited the Piazza del Popolo, then took the steps up to the Villa, and were immediately impressed by the scenic, peaceful beauty of the park. You can just hang out in the park... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

However if you are alone, be careful. Don't move away from crowd. My sister and I saw a pervert and he was disturbing women by touching his genital area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I'm embarassed to say it, but our highlight of Rome wasn't the beautiful sights of the Colosseum or the Vatican but whizzing around the Villa Borghese on an electric four-wheeled bike. Ascol bike were fanastic, to find them, get off the metro at Spagna and follow sign posts to the Villa Borghese (the actual villa), then when you get there... More

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Kristiansand, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

A place to breathe, relax, sit down and just take in the beautiful scenery. After three full days in and out of ancient buildings, guided tours and way to many impressions to mentally digest, we took the afternoon subway to Spanga and simply just walked throughout the park. Brought a couple of beers and sat there watching the beautiful sunset... More

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TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I'd always wanted to spend the time to rent one of those side-by-side bicycle jitneys and cruise around the Borghese gardens. We are so glad we did! Although it wasn't easy to find them, Ascol Bike is located in at least two spots in the garden (the one we used was down the hill from the Villa itself). It was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The "Eternal City," would lose a bit of its charm without this magnificent piece of property. This property dates back to one of the wealthiest families in Italian History. The architecture is so impressive it has been copied all over the world. The original is still the greatest! When in Italy this site is a must!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

After a few days of walking around in Rome and seeing all the major sights, it was good to relax in this wonderful park. Here you can walk around, sit in the grass, row a boat, rent a bike or segway etc.. Located just above the Spanish steps

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