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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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  • We were there on a Sunday in May when there was a farmers' market. Spent most of the day wandering around the park (beautiful). There's a lake with boats to rent (rowing) and other areas which are.....  more
    We were there on a Sunday in May when there was a farmers' market. Spent most of the day wandering around the park (beautiful). There's a lake with boats to rent (rowing) and other areas which are.....  more »
  • A very large park area which could be a much better attraction with some care and attention. The grounds all look a little tired as there doesn't appear to have been much maintenance done lately. A... 
    A very large park area which could be a much better attraction with some care and attention. The grounds all look a little tired as there doesn't appear to have been much maintenance done lately. A...  more »
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  • 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
  • Beautiful park to go for a walk. The total area of which is really huge. It was very nice to visit it during the spring period when everything is getting green and there were lots of flowers. Nice activity worth trying is the rent of oar boats. Which cost 4 euro per 20 minutes per person. Another very nice option I would like to try for the next time was the electric bikes rent. It is so popular that all bikes were rented in the time when  we arrived 😅😅😅

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