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Villa Borghese

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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: City walk sightseeing, Walking
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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Great place to escape the crowds and just relax

If you're near the Spanish Steps, do yourself a favor: climb the stairs and head to the Villa Borghese Park nearby. Reminiscent of a smaller Central Park, the Borghese is filled... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Mansfield, Ohio

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

If you're near the Spanish Steps, do yourself a favor: climb the stairs and head to the Villa Borghese Park nearby. Reminiscent of a smaller Central Park, the Borghese is filled with fountains, scenic overlooks, sculptures, green space, and activities for kids. There are pony rides, paddle boat rentals, a Children's Cinema, horses, a gallery, gardens, A Children's Museum, a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My family and I had a great time cycling through the gardens on a 4 person bicycle. It is a good way to cover the gardens and see the beauty that it has to offer. It is reasonably priced at 12 Euros for 1 hour. We had a terrible dining experience at one of the restaurants in the garden (reviewed... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We booked our tour online for an 11 a.m. entry. Based on all that we read online we made the smart choice of arriving here without any bags (there's a separate queue for those who have bags - they have to be deposited before you enter inside). We took a guide by paying an additional 6 Euros per person. While... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The system to limit visitors works, but you do feel a lot like a herd of cattle trying to get in. They now allow photography so it was a constant battle trying to look at the art without offending someone with a camera. But the art is world class. The gardens looked wonderful, but we didn't have a chance to... More 

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We visited Borghese park last year and were dissapointed not to be able to go into the house as it was fully booked for the next four days. This year we booked well in advance 2 months , so not to be dissapointed. The easiest route is to go to the left of the Spanish steps up quite a steep... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

While in Rome, my wife and I decided to book a Segway tour of the gardens using Viator. I booked it online and then walked from our hotel to the place and got our Segway tour. It was a private tour of the gardens and it was 3 hours long. We saw everything and had a great commentary by our... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Nice big gardens with plenty of walking to do. except for that it is pretty average, nothing special to see and average maintenance. would spend a couple of hours walking around

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Prenton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Borghese park, Segway hire available, great place for a stroll or picnic, just as beautiful as the rest of Rome

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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

This park area is not far from the top of the Spanish Steps. Basically go up the steps, turn left and you'll eventually see it on the right hand side of the road. It is a cool and relaxing breathing space from the heat and hustle bustle of the city. The locals can be seen here relaxing on the grass... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We went here on our first day in Rome after flying in from Paris. It was a nice break from the hustle/bustle of the city. There is a lot of activity going on around the park but I never felt crowded. It was much cooler in the park then in the city which gave us a nice break from the... More 

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Address: Address: Piazzale Flaminio, 00155 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 22582330
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Parioli

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Parioli
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.
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