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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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a paradise in the city .there are bikes and cars to rent and see it all .lake,museum,cafe big zoo and many other things .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

a paradise in the city .there are bikes and cars to rent and see it all .lake,museum,cafe big zoo and many other things .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to escape the hustle and bustle, humidity and heat of the city centre. However, it is an uphill walk from the city centre.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been to Rome several times with our girls. And each time it is as magical and fun as the first time. This trip we decided to visit Villa Borghese and tour the gardens. To spice things up we rented a battery powered 4 person bike. OMG this was incredibly fun. We all were sore from laughing the entire... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

this was a fun place to relax and unwind and just explore a different side of Rome. We entered the park near the Piazza del Popolo which is also incredible

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Also my nephew enjoyed the park, although this time it was a bit too hot for me - still better than in the streets of Rome. I always return to this park, usually I sit down next to the artificial lake and watch the birds and read a book.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited this expansive and beautiful park on a scorching hot summer day. It's free to enter the park, but you must pay to enter the gallery. We rented a 2 person motorised bike which was amazing as it took us around the park without us having to cycle too vigorously! It was around 15 euros to rent for an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I did not stroll thru the gardens, rather drove by, around that thru the area. Beautiful flowers. The umbrella pines are so different and incredible to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely beautiful! And I highly recommend getting a guided tour! The history is so rich and a well informed tour guide can give you a completely different view on what you are seeing by simply telling stories.

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I'd read reviews and thought this would be great with young kids! Was very disappointed! It was big, rundown and needed toilets and maintenance! We hired a bike that all four of us could get around on-thinking we could use it to go to the zoo area as it was a distance from where we entered. But we didn't feel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Take a stroll through the gardens after your visit to the Borghese gallery or the modern art site and aim to end up above the Piazza del Puopolo and views across Rome and the Vatican. Plenty of gelato shops and some attractions for the kids.

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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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