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Address: Piazza del Giardino Zoologico, 1, 00197 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 36 08 211
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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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Nice little zoo

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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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Kiotari
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Since Villa Borghese was unavailable I thought to try this our for our last day in Rome. Bad idea. I cannot help but compare with the Honolulu zoo where I was one year ago. Few, few animals, many of them domestic animals like chickens donkeys and cows! FFS I don't want to pay 15E to see cows! Few animals in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The Bioparco was recommended by my brother-in-law when visiting Rome with our baby. First we made the walk from the Piazza di Popollo through the Villa Borghese. Which is very very very nice. A great park in Rome. It's a oasis of silence and it's been kept very clean. We finally got to the Bioparco entrance and first thing we... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Our visit was spur of the moment after deciding to take the 3 tram from pyramide. This trip takes you past many of the sights including circus maximus,colosseum, the oldest church in rome and many more. It drops you off right outside the entrance. We spent over 4 hours walking around. Yes, some exhibits were being updated, but compared to... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is a great local zoo with some magical animals some areas are closed off either due to loss of animals or need to repair areas. If you love animals however I still strongly recommend as a way to pass a couple of hours.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

If I could give this zoo no stars I would. All the animals should be removed and taken to a place where they are stimulated and have a big enough enclosure. Their days must be awful... We stayed for about 1/2 hr before we headed for the exit. Don't get me started on the 'alien fish' exhibit which is literally... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Having done lots of culure decided to visit the bioparco need not of bothered,animals especially large ones looked miserable same species seemed to be kept apart elephants seperated from each other by electric fence others by wooden fences,no food in giraffes feeding basket,water dirty in seals pen,you pay extra to see the fish dont bother seen more exciting tanks in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This zoo was difficult to get to - very long unpleasant ride on a no.19 bus - couldn't find the tram that goes (No. 3). Entrance fee was e14, but you have to get a ticket form a staff member standing inconspicuously in the crowd and wait until your number is called - small wait on a Sunday at 1400... More 

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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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