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“a wonderful museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Villa Borghese

Villa Borghese
Piazzale Flaminio, 00155 Rome, Italy
+39 06 22582330
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Ranked #26 of 688 Attractions in Rome
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Walking, City walk sightseeing
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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 one of the largest and most beautiful public parks in Rome.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
Charleston
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“a wonderful museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Set in a park, the villa is full of paintings and sculptures. There is also a small cafe and gift shop, a great place to spend a few hours. The only negative is that you only get 2 hours in the museum itself, and that isn't enough time. Be sure to make reservations ahead of time online, or ask the concierge at your hotel to help you do so.

Visited October 2012
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“....and relax...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

If you need a couple of hours break from the tourist madness - head up the hill to the park of the Villa Borghese. It's a big free park with room to stroll, art to see, music to listen to and - if the fancy takes you - segways to ride! Coming up here was one of my highlights of a long weekend after the madness of the tourist areas. Go on, treat yourself.

Visited December 2012
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Athens, Greece
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“Beautiful retreat in the city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

A huge park, with needed shade in the summer and gorgeous scenery all year round. A perfect place for a break from all your running around.

Visited November 2012
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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“The central park of rome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Totally worth walking up to the top! I suggest after the walk up that you go to one of the few cafes and set down with a espresso and/or water. You can see just about everything and it is a great photo opportunity. I highly suggest renting a bike to ride around the park so you can take advantage of the whole park without getting to tired because you walk around enough in rome. It's a great place for at the end of the day when you just want to have a moment to slow down and take a break from being so overwhelmed from probably from the touring the vatican, palatine hill, or colosseum, etc...

Visited October 2012
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Firenze, Italia
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“A romantic walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Wonderful spot in Rome. Climb up the steps from Piazza del Popolo and you will have a beautiful view of the city; I was even lucky to find a busker playing guitar, which just fit in the atmosphere!

You can rent bikes, segways or rickshaws to get around right there, and also a boat to have a tour of the small lake.

Have a look at the "Orologio ad acqua", it's a clock projected by a friar back in the 19th century which works with a mechanism pulled by water. Pretty interesting.

Anyone who loves art, especially from Romanticism and Classicism, cannot miss this amazing place.
It is beautiful at any weather or time of the day!

Visited November 2012
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