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Address: P.zzale del Museo Borghese, 00155 Rome, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 06 2258 2330
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Famous villa constructed at the beginning of the 17th century for Cardinal...

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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Rent a "bike" for 2-4 persons to explore the park

One of the highlights of our holiday was the "bike ride" in Borghese park. The bikes are for 2-4 persons. Prices 12-20 euro per hour. It was just super fun to drive around the big... read more

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Seaview, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Bit disappointed with this park after reading the glowing reviews. Decided to spend a morning there to escape the Rome crowds, It was ok but the park area is vast and the signage extremely poor. After walking what felt like miles to the public toilets, they were closed. Just felt a bit neglected and could be so much better utilised.

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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the highlights of our holiday was the "bike ride" in Borghese park. The bikes are for 2-4 persons. Prices 12-20 euro per hour. It was just super fun to drive around the big park:) Note that you need to leave an id to be able to hire one.

Thank ilona616
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Perfect for a break from the hubbub of city crowds & relentless sightseeing, the Villa Borghese gardens offer lovely vignettes, including quiet paths/benches for contemplation/conversation, places for runners, families, couples and extraordinary views. Make time to enjoy this oasis of calm in what can be the overwhelming (in a good way) spectacle of Rome.

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Orem, Utah
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Look after a few days of tourist madness in Rome, this is the place to go and just relax and enjoy the beauty and people of Rome at a much slower pace. This is a beautiful park where you can stroll or rent bicycles, or those 2 and 4 seat bicycle surreys or just chill among the trees or grass.... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the right place for both adults and kids. Huge open area where you can walk for hours or ride the bicycle (it can be rented right there) enjoying the nature and observing antiques. Also there are the big nice zoo and the museum situated in this park. Fountains, giant trees, pavilions, cinema and not only you can find... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice afternoon walking the park. The facility itself holds beautiful art. The guide was able to walk us through the most important pieces in the gallery. Very stress free afternoon.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Scenic, some hills, close to the zoo. Great park to run in. There are enough food stands to purchase snacks and water. There is also a place to rent bicycles for four, or single bicycles. Relaxing and plenty of shade. Wide roads and paths.

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A fabulous large park in the middle of the city. We spent the day exploring on bikes that can be hired within the park. We had a beautiful sunny day and explored the whole park which also has a zoo in the corner of it.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

These are good things to know in advance. I did not actually see the exhibit. I am sure it was good, but people should know that tickets need to be booked in advance, which is not something considered for a museum. Also, leaving your purse with security takes a LOT of trust... I would not have been comfortable with this....... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I acually managed to walk the bulk of teh perimeter of the Villa Borghese Park yesterday! For starters, know that objects on maps are closer then they appear on the map, so if you do want to get from point A to point B across the garden, it's not such a big deal. Also, know that the maps are pretty... More 

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