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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. Arrange your visit to Villa Borghese and discover more family-friendly attractions in Rome using our Rome vacation trip planner.
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  • Went late afternoon for a stroll and relaxing downtime after walking between sites and shopping. A beautiful park with options to take in art or just relax. 
  • The Park of Villa Borghese is now properly scruffy. We were looking forward to a nice break in the green heart of Rome and were disappointed. Everywhere - a short walk to the Villa we have exited the Park dirt and rubbish.
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  • This was high on my list of places to see. Maybe we missed the best parts of the Gardens but I did not find it to be thaaat impressive. How ever the Gallery it self is absolutely brilliant. And hats o...  read more »
  • Amazing. Maybe the most exclusive art collection in Europe. Easy to visit as you have a two-hour window inside. Reservations are necessary! First Sunday is free (with a reservation!). #Caravaggio #Bernini
  • Love walking in the park. Lots of places to relax and meditate. Awesome view of the city. It's a bit crowded in the entrances and city sighting places, but if you walk deeper into the park you can find some very calm places.
  • Beautiful park. I usually go here for my run. There's so much to see and do there. You can go rowing on the little lake or visit the zoo! Ride around in a tandem bike with friends or just have a lovely picnic. There's an outdoor cinema as well in the summer too. The most spectacular thing to do however, is to watch the sunset over Rome at the lookout point just above Piazza del Popolo
  • A big park with lots of discover. Can spend many hours here reading, stretching, sleeping, and even meditating! Very calm with hardly any tourists during the daytime (we went on a weekday in July when the city itself is full of tourists).
  • Villa Borghese - Temple of Asclepius #VillaBorghese is a #landscape #garden in the naturalistic English manner in #Rome, containing a number of buildings, #museums and attractions. It is the third largest public park in Rome (80 hectares or 148 acres) after the ones of the Villa Doria Pamphili and Villa Ada. The gardens were developed for the Villa Borghese Pinciana, built by the architect Flaminio Ponzio, developing sketches by Scipione Borghese, who used it as a villa suburbana, a party villa, at the edge of Rome, and to house his art collection. The gardens as they are now were remade in the early nineteenth century.
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