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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 725 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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Florence, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We went to the Borghese gallery with a reservation in July 2014. The museum is fairly small, valuing quality over quantity. The art was cool, featuring Caravaggio and Bernini works. If you are going to go, having a reservation is helpful as the ticket office area looked a little intimidating. Also, be sure to allow plenty of time to get... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you need a break from the hustle and bustle, this is the place to go. Lots to do and visit in the park once you've finished viewing the fabulous Bernini statue masterpieces. Be sure to make a reservation for your two hour visit to the museum.

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Renton WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Our family rented a golf cart for a half hour; this was a great way to see the park!! After many days of sightseeing we were tired and this was a relaxing way to view this large and beautiful park!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A beautiful green park where you can picnic or just lay on the grass to rest. You can hire bikes and segways if you wish or take a slow stroll on the vast grounds. Entry is free.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

After spending several days in Rome with a young child, we decided to take a day to stroll Villa Borghese. This is a very lovely park just outside the walls of the city. We ended up renting a Surry which was wonderful as it has a pedal assist motor making travel around the park effortless. We toured the park, drank... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Hands down our favorite museum in Rome. There are multiple awe inspiring masterpieces in each room. Be sure to make a time specific reservation before you go or chances are good that you will miss out on an amazing collection.

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