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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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  • Lovely park with lots to see! My partner and I hired a row boat on the lake and saw geese, ducks, fish, parakeets and turtles. Lots of options for food and drink. 
    Lovely park with lots to see! My partner and I hired a row boat on the lake and saw geese, ducks, fish, parakeets and turtles. Lots of options for food and drink.  more »
  • Located in the heart of Roma, the gardens and park are a welcome respite from the city. Lots of ground to be covered by foot, bike, boat, etc. Food and drinks are available at various locations, but.....  more
    Located in the heart of Roma, the gardens and park are a welcome respite from the city. Lots of ground to be covered by foot, bike, boat, etc. Food and drinks are available at various locations, but.....  more »
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  • Beautiful park to walk or bike around, it is very peacefully. You can rent a bike from 1 to 4 people (5 euros per person for 1 hr) or just walk around. it is totally worthy. Tips: Bring your own bottle of water and fill it in any of the several fountain you will find around the park, because buying a small bottle of water can cost you 2 euros.
  • After a few days of being in a busy city, we needed a bit of green space to walk about in & took a walk up the many, many stairs to get to the park. It was a beautiful space with lots of shade & with musicians playing on the boulevard. We visited the restaurant in the park where the food was delicious & the cocktails were well made. After moaning about the stairs, the effort paid off as the views of the city were breathtaking. Definitely worth a visit

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