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Address: Piazzale Flaminio, 00155 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 22582330
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Walking, City walk sightseeing
Description: Famous villa constructed at the beginning of the 17th century for Cardinal...
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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Went for the day only to find that you had to book to go into the museum ( I should have done my research!!) ended up going around the grounds on the little train. Impressive... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went for the day only to find that you had to book to go into the museum ( I should have done my research!!) ended up going around the grounds on the little train. Impressive views. Worth a visit but book your tickets online to avoid disappointment!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I actualy didn't visit the villa, but would simply recommend the park for running travellers, it's a wonderful escape from the crowded and noisy streets.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Visited this gallery via prior booking on line. This is essential as we saw lots of people turned away on the day. Started the tour on the second floor where most of the paintings are kept. This was because we just followed like sheep when we were let in for our two hour window. We purchased hand held translators which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

It's a pretty walk through the large park to get to this location even though it's a little out of the way. The Villa itself is quite fabulous and the art inside is very amazing. You go from room to room with one more beautiful than the next - both the rooms and the art. It is key to arrange... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Wow! Though this was overlooked by our hotel room, we didn't visit until the last day when our flight was delayed. So glad we did as it was fabulous!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Villa Borghese is indeed a very large park, and it has many distinct areas. It is not mindblowing, however. Highlights have to be the old stadium and the lake, both of which were lovely to look out over. It is worth exiting near the Piazza Napoleone I, to get a good view looking down on to Piazza del Popolo, which... More 

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St. paulul, Minnesota, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We are living in Rome for the year (originally from MN in the USA). Whenever we have friends visit with kids we take them to the Villa Borghese. We have two kids (10 and 7) as well as 3 grandparents who have joined us for the year. There is just so much to do in the Villa's grounds. We frequently... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This attraction is located near Flaminio metro station. Is a beautiful park where you can enjoy a sunny summer day. It's a good place for wonderful pictures!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A wealth of museums, nice walks, boating and cycle-renting for those who fancy it. Toilets at a euro a pee.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You should definitely go for a walk in Villa Borghese if it's a nice day, it will restore your energy while giving you tons of opportunities for great pictures!

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Young and well-to-do families are the street flavor of Parioli. A new kind of Rome, this area is centuries away from the Renaissance with its pockets of 1930s palaces, tony boutiques, open-air markets and plenty of coffee shops. Parioli was built as an enclave for last century’s haute bourgeois and still represents as such in 21st century Rome. Need a break? The area has several great sporting clubs known for tennis and riding, a wonderful modern art museum, easy access to the zoo (Europe’s oldest), and is nestled around Rome’s very best parks including Villa Borghese, Villa Ada and Villa Glori.