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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 #23 of 727 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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Dublin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

This gallery is worth a visit. The first grand room you walk into is just mesmerising. Only downside is that I thought a lot of the painting were very very poorly lit. The whole park is good to walk around and only a 20minute walk from the Vatican.

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Whilst I like art galleries and museums, I don't really get sculpture. However the collection of Bernini sculptures at Villa Borghese, and in particular "Apollo and Daphne" is stunning. I would never have believed a piece of sculpture could have such an impact on me; unforgettable.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We decided to spend some time at these gardens to give the children a break from seeing monuments and cathedrals. To our surprise we loved it as much as the kids. Firstly it is very green and cool, a refreshing break from the city centre and heat. We found bikes for hire. You can hire single bikes or as we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We visited the park and found it really beautiful. One small thing, the water clock was in repair. We found a spot with a marvelous view of Rome (see picture).

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

You get a great view from the hill and the park is huge. We only visited some of it and that part was really nice. Really good if you want to get away from the crowd and take a stroll.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

An extravagant lanscaped garden sprawled over acres ..with fountains, ponds and undulating terraine. Ideal for a leisurely stroll and peace of mind from the hubbub of the city

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is my favorite attraction in Rome! The sculptures here are amazing in this villa that is now a museum. The rooms are gorgeous and the ceilings breathtaking. The sculpture are displayed throughout the rooms and you can walk around them and admire them. The highlight is Bernini's Apollo and Daphne and David. Truly worth a visit but you must... More

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Villa Borghese,May not be on the Rome museum enthusiasts list,but it really should be. Although getting tickets is an obstacle,it is well worth booking in advance. What awaits the discerning aficionado of art is a sumptuous feast of sculpture and paintings from the maestros themselves--Michelangelo ,Carravagio, Bernini,and even Flemish artists. It's a small but astounding collection,with the cream of the... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Probably the only gardens in Rome, and by far the biggest. Really nice to take a break with some shade. Watch out for some of the cyclists, though.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Spent an hour here and wish we had more time to enjoy these lovely gardens. There is something for everyone here including a craft market and lots of sculptures to admire.

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