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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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  • Nice park with areas for entertainment and rest. We had the best time renting scooters to explore around it. Would go again. 
    Nice park with areas for entertainment and rest. We had the best time renting scooters to explore around it. Would go again.  more »
  • Beautiful park at the back of the hotel we stayed in during our 3 day stay in Rome at the NH vittorio veneto Hotel. The park was clean and so many Beautiful areas. The view from the top looking out... 
    Beautiful park at the back of the hotel we stayed in during our 3 day stay in Rome at the NH vittorio veneto Hotel. The park was clean and so many Beautiful areas. The view from the top looking out...  more »
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  • The most beautiful, incredible park I have ever seen. A local said it is like Rome’s version of Central Park, but I think it is so much more than that. My breath was taken away as I walked around—the fountains, statues, and nature were incredible to be immersed in. It was quiet as I entered through the gates rather than where the buses and taxis are, so I would recommend venturing off further into the park if you want to be around less people and enjoy nature. I wish I had something this beautiful at home and am endlessly jealous of the locals with their wonderful city.
  • We decided to stop by this park on our last evening in Rome and I am glad we did. Although we weren't going to look for a specific thing we had a great time just getting lost in the park. There were plenty of cool statues to see and views of the city. You can even rent multiple modes of transportation if you want to so you can get around easier, but the whole park is very walkable since that is what we did. In a city packed with tons of cool things to see and do, this park is a good break from it all. Everyone should check it out when they're in Rome.

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