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Villa Borghese

Piazzale Flaminio, 00155 Rome, Italy
+39 06 22582330
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Ranked #26 of 755 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This was a great outing similiar to visiting Central Park or Golden gate Parks. The museum requires reservations well in advance and I recommend you do this to add to the visit. The Villa alone is a treat.

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kingston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The gardens are nice but not fantastic. We rented the bicycle but didn't know that we could get locks. We wanted to go into the museum but could not lock up the bicycle. So we didn't stay long. Nice place to go if you want a quiet day.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We visited a couple of times. A real highlight was our visit on a weekend, when the park was full of local families. They were relaxing and enjoying the outdoors together. (Just as we were) We hired segways and explored the park. Others were on cycles or ponies. There was a carousal, puppet show, boats - beautiful & natural surroundings.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Being a fan of Bernini sculpture I was bowled over here . Some fantastic exhibits shown off perfectly in a very good environment. Because the museum strictly limits the numbers for every 2 hour visit slot it makes it far better than the normal gallery bunfight. Everything in this gallery is well thought out. The facilities are great, we were... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I've been here twice now: once with a friend and more recently with my husband and infant daughter. Both times I found the Villa Borghese complex to be a green and calm respite amongst the busy city which is Rome. It's a massive park complex with stretches of grass, trees and pebbled spaces. On site (which is large to cover... More

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

A very great park With water and very big and old trees. It is quiet and you can relax in a small restaurant, or on a bench. Also very big old statues. Worth a visit.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Have been to Rome a few times but never visited this before. Went on a sunny Sunday and i have to admit, this is now my favourite place to go in Rome. It is peaceful and suits all needs. Bike hire is as little as 4€ an hour and it is worth getting transportation because the park is HUGE! If... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

After nearly a week in the go in Rome, we took time out for a family picnic in the park. It is a huge park with the museums, zoo and a fabulous view over the city. There is a small man made lake which had row boats for rent. You can also rent bikes, segways or gold carts to zip... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The Bernini sculptures were perfection!! The decor & paintings and other sculptures / architectural features were splendid. The ticket greeters were a bit grouchy (end of day tour) so make sure you arrive early for your tours to check in. Also recommend you allow time to walk to or home from the Villa through the gardens....It was nice to observe... More

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

After all the busyness of Rome, it is good to retreat to the Villa Borguese for a little tranquility. A beautiful garden and peaceful place away from all the hurry that is the city of Rome. We had walked our socks off for six days around all the historical sites and were in need of some revitalisation. This was the... More

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