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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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  • Must visit the Villa Borghese if you love Italian paintings and sculptures. Beware - you must buy your tickets for a time slot in advance. Weekends: be sure to book a few days or more before. Be flexible on your timing. You have a 2 hour limit to tour the museum. The Bernini statues are some of the best in the world and the Caravaggio paintings are incredible. The museum is located in a beautiful park you can walk around in before or after.
  • If you are not an art expert and you already been in the Vatican museum, the villa is not really interesting... What you do not know is that you have only 2 hours to visit the 2 flours and if you pay attention to all the statues and paint you need more time, especially if there is a lot of people. So 22euro plus audio guide at 5euro is too much for the content and time. Additional info: the workers are old and barely speak English so difficult if you get any question one you are inside and also are not very friendly... but nevertheless, things inside are beautiful.
  • Amazing, the works of art that this Borghia has collected by various methods. The palace is an incredible collection of rare marbles, frescoes, and the most unique of his contemporary artists. Booking in advance is a must. Audio guide is really with it. Time is short, so time your pace well. Arrive 30 minutes in advance is necessary for lockers, etc.
  • Wonderfully picturesque area with lots to see. Terrain is quite hilly and as always with Rome the cobbles can be a pain so sensible shoes are recommended. Rather strangely you'll find a copy of the Globe theater tucked away, as well as Rome's zoo which is well worth a look.
  • Fantastic park on the edge of Central Rome. Lots of neat features and a great place just to hang out in a huge green open space. One of the nearest features of the park is the Underground gym and the Underground stores . Our taxi driver told us the park is his favourite in town, the third largest in Rome, and has some of the best galleries .
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