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Villa Borghese

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Address: Piazzale Flaminio, 00155 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 22582330
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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An amazing collection of sculpture and paintings in a wonderful setting

If you are interested in art then I do not think you can come to Rome and not visit Villa Borghese - it provides you with a feast of sculpture, paintings, mosaics and objets... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Wicklow, Ireland
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Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are interested in art then I do not think you can come to Rome and not visit Villa Borghese - it provides you with a feast of sculpture, paintings, mosaics and objets d'art. It's an unforgettable experience and the visit leaves you so visually overwhelmed that you really need to go again. Note that you have to book... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The whole place is a magnificent garden surrounding the Palace.Unfortunalety the sculptures at the garden area behind the Palace have been replaced with cement figures... Not so nice...

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Would highly recommend taking a day out here to explore and wander, especially if you're the walking type. The park is also home to several art galleries, if that's your thing! The park itself is lovely and serene, but if you're wanting a gelato get one before you enter the park unless you enjoy being ripped off... The outskirts of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Villa Borghese is really worth your money. You can see the most beautiful paintings, wonderful statues and the statue of David and also of Daphne and Apollo! I am not an art lover, but i surely loved the Villa Borghese! The villa has marvellous ceilings. It's really a good thing they allow only a certain amount of people in at... More 

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Vedano al Lambro, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I cannot understand how it can be possible that a nice park in Rome can be so badly indicated from the Spagna metro station. Once you get out of the station, you walk in a desolate area, with no indications and if you do not know the place you get lost in nowhere, that is what happened to us.... burnt... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a wonderful stroll (too hot for activity but certainly a great place for a cycle, run, game or two) around Villa Borghese which offered a respite form the more hectic areas of Rome below. The views and vistas are also spectacular (on the Spanish Steps side). Truly an enjoyable excursion.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love walking through this beautiful park, to think at one point is was someone's garden! One can stroll and look at the boat basin at one entrance, if you go early enough you will see fog lifting off the small basin and it is magical. Then you continue on and see the beautiful umbrella pines, just amazing. One could... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Vatican Museum may win in terms of overall size, but the layout and visitor limits make this place a must hit. I'd even say go here instead of the Vatican Museum if you're short on time. But! You need a reservation here (easy to do online, or over the phone). There are some absolutely amazing classical masterpieces here to... More 

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Antibes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I walked for two hours through these beautiful gardens. Visited the house and restaurant. Also bought books in the shop on the fascinating Borghese family. You need time to absorb this lovely place and its historical importance to Rome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You shoul this place. it is full of history and art. the plase is inside a big park and it was very good.

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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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