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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 688 attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Fier, Albania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

As odd as it may seem the best part of our vacation was renting one of the 4 wheeled bikes and peddling around Borghese park. We spend time at the zoo, and the various parks throughout the park. We also spend time at the villa and taking photos of all of the other attractions in the park.

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Tehran
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

went there when going to Borghese museum.it was refreshing after days walking in busy streets and crowded sightseeing.calm and joyful place to take a walk and plan for tomorrow:)

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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

You have to reserve well in advance--we visited in March and reserved 4 days in advance or you won't get in. Your visit is limited to 2 hours--no laisily wondering around, if you want to see everything gotta move. Lovely and interesting place, be sure to get an audioguide (we did) or join the tour (our friends did and loved... More

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Alexandria, VA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

One must book this place and make reservations in advance! I called 2 weeks before our trip. LOL my first long distance overseas phone call ever. The villa itself is very elaborate and even gaudy, but when you focus in on the wonderful works of art, there is a lot to learn. I did not do the tour, but did... More

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Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I was a little bummed that the lake in the adjacent gardens was empty while we were there, because we were looking forward to having a picnic and enjoying the afternoon there. However, the park itself was still a lovely place to visit, and it was interesting to see the Villa Borghese. We didn't bother with going in to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I strongly recommend that you book a guide to have the full benefit. Fantastic paintings and sculptures. The park surrounding Villa Borghese is a nice place to stroll around in.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

It works by the schedule, so you avoid lines and don't waste precious time. The gallery is very interesting and nicely presented.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Plan on spending some time on the beautiful walks. or jog or bike around (you can rent bikes). Nicely tucked into a busy area, but lost of room to roam. If you are heading to the Borghese Gallery, you must purchase tickets ahead of time, online or by phone, at least a day before. Don't just show up, or you... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

Well worth a trip here after visiting the Spanish steps. We didn't go in the villa but strolled through the gardens. It is lovely and peaceful and plenty of bikes for hire if you fancy.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

A unique collection housed in an exquisite building located in a wonderful park. Plus, access is strictly by reservation and you can only stay for 2 hours, hence the place is not overcrowded and one can truly enjoy this wonderful place. The Vatican should learn from this rather than just trying to maximise their revenue. Sadly the audio guide does... More

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