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“Good To Have A Stroll Or Big Explore”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Villa Borghese

Villa Borghese
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Small Group Borghese Gallery Tour with Bernini Caravaggio and Raphael
Ranked #31 of 1,477 things to do in Rome
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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.
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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“Good To Have A Stroll Or Big Explore”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

This is a HUGE park. We'd walked around for ages and I would say we didn't even see half of it. Plenty to see whichever part of the park you're in, loads of statues etc. I agree with an earlier review that the park isn't signposted very well however, I never saw a sign for which direction the actual Villa was in, and we never found it! We found one small museum, it was late afternoon so it was closed, but no info as to what was in the museum. It's a lovely park though, but I think to properly explore it in it's entirety you would have to dedicate a full day to it, there's so way you could do it in just a couple of hours. I'd love to spend a full day here in the nice weather.

Visited May 2013
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“Great way to spend a sunny afternoon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

And you can hire segways! Fantastic views over the city. Beware the signs pointing to Caffe del Prado. They take you in a giant circle to the zoo. Which you have to pay into to get to the cafe.

Visited May 2013
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“It's been a long walk, but we're full up, so go away!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

Oh dear. We picked the short straw for this one. We love the Borghese Gardens, but have never been to visit the gallery at Villa Borghese, so we alighted at Spagna, as advised, and followed the well-signposted (at first) route from the Metropolitana. However, all changes when you emerge from the lengthy underpass on the far side of Viale del Muro Torto. No signs anywhere! You then either need Satnav or someone to guide you.

Eventually we arrived at the imposing Villa Borghese. Great! Let's get in and see all the wonderful artwork. The date, by the way was May 3rd. Having hiked for about 2 kilometres from the station, with no indications anywhere of what was, or rather what was not in store, we were informed that there were no more entrance tickets before May 11th.

You would think that somewhere they might mention this before you start the 2 kilometre hike.

Visited May 2013
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“Lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon in Rome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

The park is a lovely place to while away a few hours in the busy centre of Rome. You can row a boat on the small lake around the Grecian temple, sit on a bench people watching listening to local musicians.

Visited May 2013
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“Calm and wonderful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

We went there because we knew it was a park with some sculptures lying around. We found it very calm, and the lake was really beautiful as so were the pieces of sculpture spread by the whole park. Go there for a walk if you want to rest a bit from the frenzy of Rome.

Visited May 2013
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