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Address: Piazza del Giardino Zoologico, 1, 00197 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 36 08 211
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9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

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A little gem of a zoo!

Me and my husband visited the Bioparco zoo as part of a recent trip to Rome. The zoo holds 40 plus kinds of animals. It's not a typical modern zoo but it holds some fantastic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Manchester
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Me and my husband visited the Bioparco zoo as part of a recent trip to Rome. The zoo holds 40 plus kinds of animals. It's not a typical modern zoo but it holds some fantastic animals such as: Brown Bears, Orangutans and Elephant's to name but a few! It has a scenic setting next to the Villa Borghese gardens. Prices... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely little Zoo, quite hilly to walk around but they did have a land train. We loved the bears, such fun! Nice gardens. The Alien fish exhibit was 3 euros more and very small, but we think kids would like it.

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

This zoo has definitely seen better days. Some of the enclosures appear to be fairly new and well designed to draw in visitors. However others are very sparse with little for the animals to do and some are far too small for the animals inside. Some parts of the zoo seem to have fallen into disrepair or are closed off... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The website claims to do a lot of animal enrichment, which I saw none of. I have been to a lot of zoos and worked in that sector and the animals at Rome were bored, pacing and the enclosures were so small. The zoo is essentially open for anyone who just wants to read some poor signs. No feeding or... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

It was Our last full day in Rome, and we were looking for something less intense - more "normal" - so we walked to the Bioparco (Zoo) via the Spanish steps, the Pincio and Villa Borghese. We stayed outside enjoying the stunning views and the lovely park. The Bioparco was a very nice surprise as well. Very clean and with... More 

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St. Louis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Overall, the zoo in Rome made for a nice day and it was a huge contrast from most of the touristy sights. Positive aspects: -Considering the size, a surprisingly good variety of animals -The playground for kids was a nice touch -Located in the Borghese Gardens, so you can fill a whole day with walking the gardens, bike rental, carousel... More 

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Cowes, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Interesting array of animals. Most animals looked so sad though and enclosures were not particularly big. Upsets me to see the animals looking genuinely sad. Was 30 degrees the day we went and all of the little refreshment huts apart from one on the whole site were shut!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Bioparco di Roma is a smaller zoo located in the Villa Borghese in Rome, Italy. This huge park is located just north of central Rome and can be found by taking the metro to the Spagna station and then following the signs. After you leave the long metro tunnel it is a little confusing but just keep walking north... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Lovley little zoo in the middle of villa Borghese. We were round in about 2 and half hours. Its a great zoo with plenty to see and a good view of everything. The kids loved it and so did we. We would definitely return when were in romev again. Well worth taking the time out to visit. & there is... More 

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Rome, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The Bioparco in Rome is nothing more than an old fashioned zoo that has rebranded itself falsely as a conservation society - hence its new name. Animals are in small enclosures, no enrichment, bored. Several of the animals had lost fur and feathers and seemed poorly care for. This zoo does not teach children how to respect wild creatures -... More 

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Address: Address: Piazza del Giardino Zoologico, 1, 00197 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 36 08 211
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Parioli
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm

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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.
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