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Villa Borghese

Address: Piazzale Flaminio, 00155 Rome, Italy (Parioli)
Phone Number: +39 06 22582330
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Ranked #27 of 1,420 things to do in Rome
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking, City walk sightseeing
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Famous villa constructed at the beginning of the 17th century for...
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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 one of the largest and most beautiful public parks in Rome.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

As city centre parks go, I have seen a lot better (and a lot worse), so the Villa Borghese park sits somewhere in between. We climbed up from Piazza del Popolo and enjoyed the views across to the Vatican and beyond from terrace. Our main impression was that the park felt awfully full of grit and lacked anything interesting. Luckily... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Absolutely stunning garden. I would even argue it is the greatest sight to see in whole Rome. So many beautiful statues and huge trees. Lots of fountains and eve a little pond.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

After visiting the gallery we took the small touristic train with a small fee that goes into the gardens. It is a lot of fun. The gardens are impressive, lots of statues and cosy little places. There are a couple of alternative train stops, the last one is at Piazza Napoleone with a wonderful view, just over Piazza del Popppolo,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The perfect place to relax in Rome. Theres nothing more to say. Just a peacefull and beautiful place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Took the family for a week-long Rome marathon. A wonderful respite for us from the constant, and I mean constant walking, was a couple of hours which we spent at Villa Borghese. From the Spagna Metro station, walk until you find yourself in the heart of the park. Beautiful green spaces with lots of trees. Our pre-teens really enjoyed hanging... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This park is huge and even february the park is green. You can make picnic during summer time. You can stroll through the park. There are statues,fountains,bike rentals, segway rentals...You can see panoramic view of Rome and Piazza del Popolo. Villa Borghese please buy the tickets in advance in order to get into museums easily. We walked through the park... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The big garden at the top of the Spanish Steps. Gardens, statues, a nice cafe, a great place to wander. Leave a lot of time though - we didn't - had to be somewhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This place is SO gorgeous even in the winter. We like to pack a picnic and go eat in the parks between museum visits. Please online reserve your tickets to the artworks...or you wont be allowed in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A wonderful place for a stroll - alone or with family. Statues, fountains, temples, pond (where you can rent a row boat); single bike rentals; 4 or 5 person bike rentals, segway rentals; rentals for children, merry-go-round for children, large balloons for kids, cafes, restaurants, museums, even a zoo not too far. On a hot summer day makes for a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Great way to spend a day with a mixture of relaxed laid back atmosphere with energetic bursts if wanted. We hired a quad cycle which was about €14 for an hour. We used this to cycle around all of the park and the kids loved it. We also just strolled around, relaxed with some food on the grass in the... More 

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