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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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  • 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. 
    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.  more »
  • 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.....  more
    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.....  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.
  • What a nice garden in the middle of the most beautiful city I've ever been. Rome has so many monuments, and pretty houses, a ton of beautiful architecture, that we completely forgot about visiting any gardens. Out of nowhere while moving inside Rome we found this garden and just decided to come inside. It was way more interesting and pretty than we thought! I recommend walking a bit in this amazing escape on such a big city

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