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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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A great park where you can walk, rent bikes and of course segways. Whilst you can rent a bike, walking is pleasant as well! The park has lots of places to sit in the shadow... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands

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Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A great park where you can walk, rent bikes and of course segways. Whilst you can rent a bike, walking is pleasant as well! The park has lots of places to sit in the shadow, but if you're looking for a 'silent' place, you're wrong - the crickets are always there!

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Villa Borghese is a lovely nice park in the middle of bustling Rome. It is quite a nice place to go to and take a break from the crowds, shopping and site seeing. Spend a day there taking a segway ride, or rent a cycling car for a very entertaining family ride.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

An impressive museum with lots of magnificent work of Bernini sculptures... Visit the scuplture floor first than the upper paintings floor. Not because The 2 hour time is not-enough for both but Bernini sculptures and yet others are so impressive and I think the signs leads you to the upper (paintings) floors first...

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Kota Bharu, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Not to be mistaken with the museum, this is the park for the Borghese family. And it's a great place to unwind, jog or just stroll along. It's a huge park and unless you're going to visit the Museum, not a lot of tourists would wander around the grounds.

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I have walked through the villa many years ago. This time, since we're not spring chickens, we took taxis from the Lord Byron Hotel, through the park. A wonderful park and I love the Galleria Borghese, especially for the Bernini sculptures, David and Daphne.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We began near the west entrance closer to the piazza repuplique and ended near the Pincio near the piazza popoli with a terrace view at sunset (tied for the best view of the city). A must see for travelers of Rome. From there you can easily go by the Spanish steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and finally our favorite place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

After looking for this villa for nearly an hour we came late for our reserved time. The receptionist where not leaniant and we ended up only getting to explore the villa for about 20 minutes. It was a real shame as those 20 minutes were very awe inspiring. We really did enjoy our short visit but seriously suggest more signs... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I booked a reservation for the 9:00 tour on line. As we did not have a printer, we wrote down the confirmation code. This was my mistake. We got there early and went to the desk and gave the lady our confirmation code. We were rudely told this was not acceptable and you had to have the Pick Up Code,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We went from room to room stunned at paintings, floors and ceilings. Could have spent several days there. Food is terrible in cafe though, reheated focaccia,big mistake to eat there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We hopped on Segways (never miss a chance to ride a Segway) which helps since the gardens are huge and the weather was bloody hot! Loved in particular the sculptures and the vistas of Roman pines.

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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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