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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 80%Family Travelers
- 72%Local Culture
- 70%History Buffs
- 70%Budget Travelers
- 62%Art & Design Lovers
- 56%Business Travelers
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- Villa BorgheseMember ofBusiness TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 11Jan 25, 2014
So many people pass up Villa Borghese when visiting Rome. To me it was my escape in the city. The park really is massive - you could wander around all day. The trees envelop you and the little fountains, benches, and museums throughout are not to be missed. Such a great way to escape the crowds and appreciate the beauty or Rome. Don't miss the fantastic look-out point above Piazza del Popolo!Recommended for:
- Villa BorgheseMember ofBusiness TravelersLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 2Feb 25, 2014
Gorgeous green space. There are bits that look like Central Park, and it's a shame not more people jog through here (or maybe that's better so runners have more space). There's a cute little "casina" to have lunch or a midafternoon merenda. The view you want, however, is from the Pincho...wow. In fact, I wonder if it's better than the view from il Vittoriano. It kind of reminds me of looking out from atop Parc Güell, except you're looking over Piazza del Popolo and Rome rather than Barcelona.Recommended for:
- Villa BorgheseMember ofBusiness TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 11Aug 22, 2013
Sit under the umbrella pines and surf the free wifi, or just stroll through the green expanses of Villa Borghese, one of Rome's most beautiful parks. It's all free, so take your time and savor every moment.Recommended for:
- Villa BorgheseMember ofBusiness TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 7Apr 28, 2014
Even by the standards of Roman villas and their gardens, this is magnificent and off the beaten path. Rather like the Pitti Palace in Florence but even more entrancing. You can easily spend an afternoon there.Recommended for:
- Villa BorgheseMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory BuffsArt & Design LoversMay 18, 2014
The huge park that surrounds the Villa Borghese is a lovely spot of green and well worth visiting when on your way to the Villa that houses the Galleria Borghese. The Villa also has formal gardens that are being restored.Recommended for:
- Villa BorgheseMember ofFoodiesMar 19, 2014
Nothing like wide open spaces to let your kids runs loose after museum hopping and walking around. Villa Borghese is a relaxing place to unwind after a long day out and about. Of course, Villa Borghese is more fun when the weather is nice. There is always something fun to see and do in this large park. Since children can often be difficult eaters, what better place to bring a couple of slices of pizza, some water (and wine for the adults) and have a little picnic.Recommended for:
- Villa BorgheseMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersWellnessOct 19, 2013
Built by an important Roman family (Scipione Borghese was a Renaissance cardinal and supporter of the arts), these beautiful gardens, museums, and buildings make up the second largest public park in Rome. The gardens themselves are modeled after the naturalistic English style and are ideal for strolling, picnics, and impromptu jam sessions.Recommended for:
- Villa BorgheseMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Aug 28, 2013
The Borghese Gallery is only one of the jewels inside VIlla Borghese, one of the most famed and largest urban park in Roma. We spent sometime strolling around the Villa at our own pace, the plentiful of trees provided the perfect cover on a hot day of nearly 100 degrees. The Villa was beautiful and relaxing, different things can be found at different corners, whether it's a beautiful mansion or a Shakesperian theater or a small pond with duckies and people rowing canoes to join their party or just segway tourists blazing by. A vantage point in Villa Borghese overlooks the Piazza del Popolo and a large surround of Roma's rooftops, the massive ground of the park meant minimal clusters of tourists and it is definitely one of the most relaxing hours we spent in our days at Roma.Recommended for:
- Villa BorgheseCommunity ManagerAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Aug 10, 2013
I'm hard-pressed to find a more beautiful park in the world. Perhaps it's because there are remnants of history proliferated about that makes it so much more mesmerizing than any other park I've been to in the world.
Villa Borghese is Rome's expansive natural playground. With great museums inside, notably the Galleria Borghese and the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, it's a place of rest AND culture. The lake provides some boating time, and there are plenty of spots to lay about with a loved one as the Romans do.Recommended for:
- Villa BorgheseMember ofFoodiesStudentsLuxury Travelers+ 2Jul 20, 2013
I wish we had more days in Rome, so we could just sit in the sun in the very large Villa Borghese gardens. This is the main park in Rome where you have also the opportunity to rent a bicycle and ride the long walks to arrive at the villa itself, turned into a museum.Recommended for:
- Villa BorgheseJul 18, 2013
My favourite park in Rome; you can walk and have a relax inside a wonderful nature. I love to go around the park by bicycle and to reach the cinema house to take a coffee. I love the children library 'La casina di Raffaello' and the playground area in front of it. There is a small lake and you can rent a boat to have a romatic tour.Recommended for:
- Villa BorgheseJun 03, 2013
Now housing the Museo e Galleria Borghese, the Villa Borghese and adjacent park were laid out by Cardinal Scipione Borghese who had the house designed for pleasure and entertainment. He also commissioned sculptures from the young Bernini which now rank among his most famous works. Today the Villa houses the superb private Borghese collection of sculptures and paintings
- Villa BorgheseMar 07, 2013
MOVIE SPOT! The "uptown" scenes in GANGS OF NEW YORK where Cameron Diaz steals Leonardo Di Caprio's wallet, were filmed here. You'll see scenes in the film with horses and carriages, extras in fancy dress on parade. These are still beautiful roads through Rome's most famous park, and perfect for a stroll. Very hot in the middle of the day, but plenty of places to find shade.
- Villa BorgheseMember ofBusiness TravelersBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 3Mar 07, 2013
We got lost trying to find the Borghese Gallery, but this is one place where getting lost isn't a bad thing. The property was absolutely beautiful and provided plenty of shade for a relaxing walk in the summertime heat of Rome. A picnic lunch would be a great idea.
- Villa BorgheseMar 07, 2013
This place has a unique charm in a city filled with priceless history and unique charms. Went for a stroll here just after sunrise while the rest of my family was still sleeping--fell in love with it
A massive park, originally, the private property of a vatican family (the Borgias--yup, just like the tv show) it is now a public park with equestrian grounds, a full size and in-use replica of London's Globe Theatre, fountains, Villas and Art Museums, a Zoo, a Lake for boating, endless paths for walking, and countless street and walkways named after famous historical figures. My favorite "Via Georgio Washington"Recommended for:
- Villa BorgheseAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Nov 21, 2012
The gardens here offee great green space right near the Spanish Steps. It's perfect at sunset! The villa itself though is worth a visit. The rooms are meticulously decorated from carved figurines on the fireplace to stunning ceiling murals.
- Villa BorgheseMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesHistory BuffsArt & Design LoversOct 10, 2012
Beautiful park - a great place to walk around, have a snack, and enjoy a little La dolce vita. I highly recommend the Galleria Borghesi. It has a wonderful collection of Caravaggios.