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Villa Borghese

Address: Piazzale Flaminio, 00155 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 22582330
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Ranked #31 of 723 Attractions 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The last time I visited Rome I missed going to Villa Borghese. The whole area is so beautiful and the views of the city are incredible. We could definitely have spent the whole day here just walking around and exploring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Tennessee Williams wrote 'The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone' in 1950 two years before I was born. I did not even know much about either Tennessee Williams or this novel but after my recent roaming in Rome especially in the grounds around the Villa Borghese after my visit there I came upon the Spanish Stairs towards dusk as the rain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Beautiful museum full of wonderful art pieces, especially the sculptures, they are just gorgeous. Breathtakingly beautiful murals, ceiling decorations and mosaics. The museum is fortunately quite small by Italian standards so it's possible to truly enjoy it. Make sure to buy tickets beforehand and pick your time slot, they admit people by sessions.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

You could spend days wandering the grounds, such a beautiful experience. The villa is full of fascinating art. Make sure you dedicate a day to this experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

There is no match for this exquisite museum. Two hours was enough time to savor it, and find art in every square inch. A fantastic gift to the people who can see and enjoy art at its very finest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Worth seeing, opulent demonstration of wealth. Whilst set in a park there are lots of roads through it, so don't plan a walk through the park first, as I did. Signage within the park isn't great either, so allow time to find it. Book before your holiday as this sells out well in advance, you get a timed ticked, this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I spent a relaxing and interesting afternoon strolling through the gardens. There are many statues, fountains (including one for dogs), buildings, views and special areas which add to the ambience. I enjoyed watching families picnicking, celebrating birthdays, and pedaling or riding around in the rental carts. A really nice change of pace.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We were in Rome in October 2013 and had purchased Roma passes intending to make this attraction the first one on our must-see sights. We arrived at the villa only to find that because we had not booked in advance, we could not get in. I believe that this is really worth seeing. Make sure you book about 3 days... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It was very windy but even like this we enjoyed the beauty of the park. It's really grand but very impressive place. A lot of monuments, fountain, lakes and attraction + nice view in Piazza di Poppollo. We loved it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Gobsmackingly amazing. The art and history in this single small museum is just incredible. You are allocated 2 hours for your visit and you need every minute just to see the rooms and be awestruck at its magnificence. And that is just the villa itself, then there are the gardens....this place is an absolute must see when you are in... More 

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