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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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Rome garden oasis

Villa Borghese Gardens are located on the north perimeter of Rome it provides nearly 150 acres of open space to ride bikes, walk, run, row boats. It's an oasis in Rome away from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Villa Borghese Gardens are located on the north perimeter of Rome it provides nearly 150 acres of open space to ride bikes, walk, run, row boats. It's an oasis in Rome away from the crowds. We went there at midday and there were families on bikes, people walking their dogs, office workers out for a run. What a place to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Hubs and I stayed at the Marriott Flora just steps away from Villa Borghese and it was lovely! We had been watching the Borges and were totally wrapped up in their story, so we loved walking around the property and viewing the amazing art inside. Could have spent longer wandering around the grounds, but had to move on. Don't miss... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is the place to observe the locals. An excellent free public park, very safe with wide paths and bike rentals. Food trucks are located in the park so if you need a snack there is no issue. If you want a nice quiet location to just relax or read a book this is the place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The Galeria Villa Borghese contains some stunning paintings and sculptures (caravaggio, Michael Angelo etc.) Having wandered through the Villa Borghese park in the cool of the trees, we arrived at the Galeria to find that there was no admittance for at least 5 days ahead unlessas we had prebooked on line. To be fair, most of the guidebooks advise this.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful garden, with incredible views of Rome. Can walk around or there are segway's and bikes. Lots of open space to explore and it's free to visit!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We heard it to be a great tourist attraction, so we went there. Its very far, nearly one end of Rome. And its huge, requires entire day. We had four days in Rome and from one day we spent nearly 3/4 of the time trying to reach this place. That was frustrating. We spotted very few people, though we went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The Villa Borghese contains works of Berninni, Caravaggio and several other famous painters and sculptors. The Villa itself is a wonderful work of art but the contents must be seen to be fully appreciated. I have been to Rome 4 times and have visiter The Borghese 4 times. I cannot go to Rome without a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

When I was still planning my visit to Rome, I was a bit turned off with the fact that I had to reserve a time to visit Villa Borghese. I'm a spur of the moment type, especially when traveling, but I finally understood the reason for the reservation after visiting this place. The reservation allows some semblance of crowd control... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Villa Borghese perhaps the most beautiful gardens of Rome almost in the center of the city frequently used by Romans and foreigners for outdoor relaxing jogging, rent-a-bike, walking especially during hot summers or meeting point for families. The nearby Galleria Borghese arguably the most beautiful museum in the city exhibits works by Titian, Raphael, Caravaggio, Bernini and Canova, a rich... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

A well kept park, with some nice monuments and fountains. You can have a nice picnic here and take a bike ride etc if you wish. Rowing boats are available at the top of the park also. The best bit is the view over Rome and its free!

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