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Villa Borghese, Rome

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Built by architect Flaminio Ponzio in the 17th century, Villa Borghese was once the private suburban estate of Scipione Borghese, a prominent cardinal and an avid art collector. This estate on the edge of Rome includes a villa with an extensive art collection that Borghese assembled over several decades. The sprawling estate covers about 80 hectares (200 acres) and includes one of Rome's most celebrated parks and landscape gardens. Designed in the naturalistic English manner and developed from sketches drawn by Borghese himself, the well-maintained gardens now attract art lovers, walkers, cyclists, and picnickers. You can rent bicycles at several points around the park. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Villa Borghese and many more Rome attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Rome day trip planner .
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  • A great place for good food ride!!! A great Park for calm relaxation for walking the boating podilatada!!!!!
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  • It is a very large, very beautiful park with possibility to walk, walk, rent bicycles and carts. I went several times to spend the afternoon and enjoy its beautiful views, plants and places to visit. The super recommend
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  • We had a two hour tour of Villa Borghese arranged by Segway Rome (without the Segway!) and it was fantastic. Our guide Georgia has the right balance of personality, knowledge and humour and she held o...  more »
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  • I had read that Villa Borghese was a nice park to visit for an hour or two. We ended up spending a whole afternoon and another morning to explore it all. Its gardens are extremely large, the first day we rented a four person bike and while it was really fun I don't recommend it as you can't see everything with it. I highly recommend that you visit the Lake and rent a boat for 20 minutes. It's really nice and you get the feeling that you are someplace magical. We really enjoyed our time in villa borghese and I highly recommend you go there!
  • Take the guided tour if you can. If you come 30 minutes earlier you can buy tickets here, they are much cheaper than on the Web and there won't be any queue, especially compared to cut the line tickets. Check in the bags immediately if you can and take a walk around the garden nearby while waiting, otherwise there's a queue for baggage check-in later. The audio tour is 5e and guided tour with art historian is 6e. Our guide was a good story teller, and she's very happy to answer any question too.
  • This museum was really interesting. If you are not an art major I suggest booking the guided tour or paying for the audio tour. Get the on time because you only get 2 hours in the museum. That is sufficient because they limit the number of people they let in. This is a "must do" for any visit to Rome.
  • I am only giving Villa Borghese five stars because I can't give it 10 stars. It has the most amazing collection of statues I have ever seen. This is a must see if you visit Rome. The gardens outside remind me of Central Park in New York City. The sculpture of Apollo and Daphne was incredible and it was worth the trip in itself.
  • Great place for family , walkers and couples. The views of the city amazing. The park looked amazing. Restaurant looked lovely great service. You can hire theses little buggies because the park is big. Close by the Spanish steps.
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