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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
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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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Beautiful park and grounds

Lots of things to see and do, the gardens are open in the evening and are lit up with little street lights - it's gorgeous!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Lots of things to see and do, the gardens are open in the evening and are lit up with little street lights - it's gorgeous!

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Thrapston, United Kingdom
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A lovely oasis of tranquility in the heart of Rome, a great place to find a little shade away from the blistering summer sun. A great way to get around the park is to hire one of the numerous forms of self drive or ride transport that are available for a very reasonable fee. In the park there are many... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fun way to see more of the park if limited for time. Hire a segway or 4 wheel bike. Please note the park has a main road through it so you must be confident to cross on segway / 4 wheel bike! There are some hills to be aware of. Make sure you get a map.

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

Rode the shaded buggies around the park there were many Roman statues and buildings but buggies can't be rode into certain areas so remember that when wanting to use it to ride to the main sights such as the building on the lake, stalls with iced water as its very hot, parking was hard to find so was a slight... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a great collection of art! I love Caravaggio's work and there were several great examples. Some ridiculously good Bernini's as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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 6 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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 6 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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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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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