Villa Borghese
Villa Borghese
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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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  • Flaminio - Piazza del Popolo • 10 min walk
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Keith
Singapore, Singapore1,106 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
Nice big park to go for a run . The weather was beautiful the 2 times I was there and it’s was great. Running around snapping pictures of various monuments.
Written 2 January 2023
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GeoTsiv
8 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
Rome was very nice! We stayed at the Savoy hotel (perfect hotel) and everything was relatively close to where we could go on foot.
Written 28 December 2022
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Deb
London, UK84 contributions
Nov 2022
Visited Villa Borghese today- we booked direct on their website and paid for an English guided tour - 15 euros entrance plus 10 euros guided tour. Ludovica is an Art Historian who spoke easy to understand English with a sense of humour bringing everything to life. Having a guide means spending more time with the Berninis, Titians etc - all the must sees! This is not to be missed.
It was a small group of about 12 people. Essential to book tickets in advance.
All bags larger than 7 inches and all umbrellas must be put into bag check room.
Written 16 November 2022
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bobwarren
Georgetown, Canada109 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
When you need a day off from the hustle and bustle of the city enjoy strolling here. You can do it in an hour or so but slow down and soak it in. See if you can find a green parrot or two.
Written 3 November 2022
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Kirsten L
Chicago, IL99 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
We visited this lovely, sprawling park in Rome as a break from tours. We wanted to enjoy an activity we normally would at home and give our kiddo a chance to run and, as he put it “be free”. First, it’s easy to find a quiet space to relax and enjoy some time in nature. There’s also numerous offerings in the park too, a full service restaurant (possibly 2), museums, bikes, golf carts, and pedal cars to rent; and temporary markets - we happened to be there during a chocolate fest (lucky me!). There were about a dozen tents with vendors selling different kinds of chocolates and sweets. There was a children’s tent too, where volunteers were making balloon animals, doing face painting, and explaining the history of chocolate. We eventually made our way past several monuments to a playground. The playground was clean and well equipped. Next to the playground was a small area with carnival type games for younger kids (tokens were available for purchase). We meandered back through the park and had lunch. There are several places near the Western edge of park that offer breathtaking views of Rome. If you have some time to spare and want to get away from the noise of the city, this is a wonderful place to do it.
Written 31 October 2022
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Julia W
London, UK6 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
My favourite museum in Rome! Jammed backed with amazing paintings and sculptures the 2 hour timed entry means limited numbers and avoids overcrowding. Beautiful Bernini’s and charismatic Caravaggio’s but load more - it’s all filler no killer. Our guide was fantastic, he brought the villa to life and shared insight of the culture in Scipione Borghese’s time - engaging us all with questions and quizzes! My teens were impressed which was a big win 👍
Written 30 October 2022
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Vanessa P
Calgary, Canada1,327 contributions
Jul 2022
If you want to scape the city, then Villa Borghese is a great option. From the Popolo piazza you can hike up on foot or rent a scooter or a second option would be go up on the Spanish (Spagna) steps. Then to your right going up.

At the Popolo Piazza entrance you have a view point of the entire city (as it is one of the highest points in Rome). I imagine that at the end of the day the lights of the city must make is show on it is own. We were there around mid-day.

We found that even the area been green and at all it shows a lack of care. Very sad as it is a historical and important park in Rome. If you can or don't want to walk too much (it is a huge park) you can rent a golf cart for 15 Euros an hour. We were able to do the park driving around in 1 hour. If you stop a lot then 2 hours is enough.
Written 22 October 2022
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Dani S
Vienna, Austria188 contributions
Aug 2022
What happens when a rich Cardinal and fervent art collector becomes the patron of some of the most famous artists in history?
He needs a place to store all of his art, so he builds himself a villa for this particular purpose.
Hat, sunglasses, comfy shoes and a camera. These items are a must in the Villa (but outside the Villa too…). 😉😂
Villa Borghese, or Villa Borghese Gardens, is the main green space in Rome. It is one of the largest parks in the city and it includes forests, lakes, fountains, Galleria Borghese.
If you are in Piazza di Spagna and have already enjoyed the wonderful, upbeat atmosphere on the Spanish steps and you know you can’t sit on the steps anymore:-) climb up the hill, you will reach Villa Borghese!
Written 17 October 2022
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Phi Somchai
Bangkok, Thailand3,684 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
We walked from the top of the Spanish Steps to Terrazza Viale del Belvedere, which on the West side of the villa compound.

It has a nice view of the city. We were there during sunset and were able to capture some very nice pictures
Written 15 October 2022
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amnews
Boston, MA144 contributions
Sep 2022
It is a large but somewhat decrepit park. I was disappointed by lack of flowers. We walked through it from the superb Galleria Borghese to Piazza del Popolo; otherwise, we wouldn't have bothered to come here. There are some statues here and there but this cannot compare to, say, NY Central Park or Madrid's Retiro Park.
Written 24 September 2022
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